How do I transfer a website/domain to Word Press from another host?

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    angela1960m
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    I will be assuming webmaster for a volunteer organization. My target date is July 1. We currently have a website hosted by another provider. I am currently in the process of rebuilding the site with WordPress. We own the domain name. I am wondering what to do to change our website WordPress for hosting.

    The blog I need help with is sosquiltingtogether.wordpress.com.

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    1tess
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    First you need to understand that there are different kinds of WordPress:
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    If you want to use WordPress.com with free hosting, then you’d set up your free site, as you did with http://sosquiltingtogether.wordpress.com/
    Then choose a theme, as you have done.
    You can use the export and import tools in your dashboard to move your former site to this platform:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/
    If your current platform is not listed, we can modlook this topic and staff will be able to advise you about how to go about this.
    As for your domain name, which you already own, you’ll need to buy a yearly domain mapping upgrade to use it on your wp.com site:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

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