Migration of existing wordpress.com domain to another existing wordpress.org

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  • #1882408

    sbadri2001
    Member

    I have a blog in wordpress.com which I paid approx 19$ to get my own domain ( say myBlog.com ) and didn’t realize until late that I cannot control google adsense not analytics on my blog, although I have my own domain and not just the free wordpress.com extention blog.

    Now I started blogging in wordpress.org about another topic ( say myBlog2.org ) which is hosted using bluehost.

    My question is whether I will be able to move the First blogs domain under bluehost as a wordpress.org blog from wordpress.com originally.
    As I read that bluehost supports multiple blogs, whether I can do this move by retaining original blog’s domain ( basically two different domain in the same account now ).

    Please help me. I am new to blogging using wordpress.org.

    #1882507

    rootjosh
    Staff

    You can just set up a new self-hosted WordPress.org site and then use these instructions to point your existing domain (myBlog.com) to your new webhost.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/change-name-servers/

    There is no need to have multiple blogs or domain names unless you want to have them.

    #1882510

    sbadri2001
    Member

    Thanks rootjosh.
    I do know that I can move my blog on to wordpress.org and retain the current domain.
    But if I have to set up a new wordpress.org site, it means I would have two accounts and I want to know if I can use my existing wordpress.org and bluehost account to support this blog also and still retain the domain name. Meaning, I will have a net of two domains in one wordpress.org account and bluehost account.

    #1882511

    raincoaster
    Member

    No is the short answer. The long answer is that WordPress.com and WordPress.ORG are completely independent. For every webhost you have, you need a different account.

    #1882521

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Exactly what Raincoaster posted. Due to the fact that WordPress.org does not operate like WordPress.com, the site’s aren’t connected. The term “moving to WordPress.org” mostly is just used to mean “I am switching to a self-hosted WordPress site”. WordPress.org itself doesn’t host anything.

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