Move to WordPress.com to WordPress.org

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  • #414254

    Hello,

    I am going crazy looking for ways to make my website work. I have a wp.com blog and it is hosted by BlueHost. Here are my questions:

    1. my domain is already registered in wp.com but I don’t know if I need to pay wp.com to map or register it? Do I need to pay even if I want to use wp.org?
    2. how can i move my wp.com to wp.org? I’ve already installed the latest version of WordPress through Bluehost but whenever I try to login to my installed version, it still brings me back to my wp.com account.

    Please help me. I’m really desperate already!

    Thanks in advance!

    The blog I need help with is realmomentsvideo.com.

    #414480

    husdal
    Member

    1. Your name servers point to wordpress.com. If you want your domain to be on a wordpress.org blog on bluehost.com, your name server need to point to bluehost.com.

    2. Moving your blog is explained here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    #414482

    Hi Husdal,

    Thanks for your quick reply.

    In this instruction:

    2) In the new blog, go to Tools -> Import and upload the XML file you downloaded in step 1. Make sure that you choose the option to Download & import file attachments.

    Everytime I go to http://www.realmomentsvideo.com/wp-admin, i am redirected to my wp.com account and not to wordpress.org. How do I go about this?

    Also, I have my domain from Bluehost but I am not sure if I was able to map or register it. How would I know?

    I really appreciate your help.

    Hope to hear from you again!

    #414483

    husdal
    Member

    Your name servers point to wordpress.com. You will not be able to log in to your wordpress.org account bu using domain/wp-admin/ as long as that isn’t changed. Log in to your bluehost account and change the name servers.

    #414535

    Hi Husdal,

    I don’t see any “Domain Administration” key in my wp.com dashboard. Where do I go now?

    Thanks!

    #414536

    husdal
    Member

    If you bought your domain from Bluehost, that is where you must change the name servers, not on wordpress.com.

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