How to move my wordpress site from localhost to my wordpress blog?

  • Author
  • #1040721

    I created my blog on my localhost(using wamp). Wamp is completely configured and the site is running just fine on localhost, now i created a blog on wordpress to go online , i used export option from tools menu in the dashboard and found that it exported a xml file.then i imported the data into the online account of mine , it seems to copy all the pages and articles etc. but the pictures and the custom themes and the custom widgets i used on my localhost are not uploaded… kindly help me and tell me how to move my existing modified theme, images , widgets and used plugins to the online account….
    Blog url:

    The blog I need help with is



    you need a SmartFTP Client or any other FTP client.
    log in to your acc. and upload all the files from www(www in your WAMP) to host
    then change wp-config setings …


    while logging in to the blog it shows invalid hostname , sorry for beingsuch a noob but i cant get this straight and btw what i tried is i pinged my address on cmd and got its ip add and then gave this as hostname now what should i do please help thanks in advance…..


    If you’re asking about this site …. url: , there is no FTP access to it.



    You can’t use modified themes and widgets on a free site. Also, see here.



    You can’t do your own theme – you can’t hack code here – Export / Import only brings text – the pictures only come when any WordPress site (.COM or .ORG install) can see the site the pictures are coming from.

    You need to ask over at WordPress.ORG about moving a local host install but I think it takes moving files and database records that can’t be done here at WordPress.COM


    okay so, now if i dont want to buy a new domain for this as i am still developing, so is there any way to use my custom themes and content created in wordpress to use elsewhere like another hosting website(free ones) , i mean i can’t just copy the folder of the theme as it got all the functions and modules seperately and as i have lots and lots of themes and plugins installed in my wordpress localhoost folder so its not easy for me to upload the complete folder up there…..

The topic ‘How to move my wordpress site from localhost to my wordpress blog?’ is closed to new replies.