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How do I keep my domain when switching between and .org?

  1. See title. I messed up and registered my domain under and now I want to switch to because I purchased a custom theme and would really like to use it. Can I keep the same domain when switching to
    Blog url:

  2. You are welcome to keep your domain with us and update the nameservers to point to another hosting provider by following this guide:

    After 60 days from the date of purchase, renewal, or nameserver change, you may also transfer your domain to another registrar.

  3. I'm going to need more help. I've decided to cancell the domain anyway.

    Now I'd like to start over again using However, I have no idea where to begin. I've bought the template and downloaded the latest version of WordPress. Now what do I do? How do I install my theme?

  4. If you're having problems with a site not hosted with, we may not be able to help. To clear up any confusion, and are two different entities.

    You can find support for self-hosted/installed versions of WordPress here and here.

  5. I meant: Is it possible to host a WordPress blog/site with a purchased custom theme on If not, I guess I have to host it somewhere else? If so, how do I edit and post new posts if my WordPress blog is hosted outside of

  6. is just a blogging service. If you go self-hosted, you'll be using the software instead of

  7. I know, I know. But I don't understand how this works. How do I install the software? I upload the latest version from to my self selected host and then I can basically use an interface such as seen on I'm not sure I get this.

  8. If you're interested, we do offer an upgrade called Guided Transfer (available in the Store section of your blog's Dashboard) where we take care of everything for you:

    Otherwise, you'll need to install WordPress from on a hosting provider. We have some recommendations at

    Then, direct your domain to your hosting provider by changing your nameservers:

    Once that's done, you can move your content following this guide:

    To clear up any confusion, and are two different entities. has complete support and documentation sites for self-hosted/installed versions of WordPress at:

    We do offer yearly and one-time premium support packages for self-hosted WordPress sites through our VIP program, available at

  9. Thanks! That should do it. If I'll run into trouble regardless, I'll post about it. Again, thanks.

  10. You're welcome!

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