Moving from a private webpage to WordPress.org

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  • #1516191

    Several years ago a friend agreed to host my blog, but now I need to move it from his page to WordPress.org so I have complete control.

    When I contact support privately (giving them the log-on address), the auto response said that the blog is not mine. I tried to start over and reinstall with WordPress.com, and the auto response there said the blog name has already been taken.

    I have copies of the cache and can prove the blog is mine, if only I could contact a live body.

    #1516256

    raincoaster
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    Well, it won’t help to contact a live body (that’s not me; I died many years ago and only manifest as a disembodied consciousness online) until you give us the exact URL of the blog you are talking about, starting with http.

    #1516268

    I Googled (“Muliebral Viewpoint” account recovery) and found my blog several places you see below. I used the tiny drop down button next to the domain name to get the cache of each lesson and they were right on; however, if I click on the name Muliebral Viewpoint it takes me to another blog, Muliebral Studies.

    I believe that the owner of the website has pointed it that way, but he will not answer me one way or another. Earlier, I asked him to let me move the blog so I would be in control, but he did not think that was a good idea. When I asked him if he could delete it from his webpage this is the result.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:sYLq_iNtXugJ:pilgrimstranger.preachersfiles.com/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=gmail

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:GEWztmTWy0cJ:pilgrimstranger.preachersfiles.com/tag/dishonor/+&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=gmail

    You can see by these links that I do indeed own a blog called Muliebral Viewpoint, but when I click on that name it shoots me to one of my other blogs.

    My request to you: Can you find a way to get into (open) that blog so that I can export my lessons and pictures? From there I can try to move it to WordPress.org.

    Frustrated, Beth

    #1516272

    raincoaster
    Member

    If he owns that blog, then you cannot have it. Unfortunately, if the admin won’t let you export the contributions you made to the blog, you’re stuck.

    #1516273

    He only owns the website where it has been hosted. I own the blog and have been the only author of all entries.

    Can you tell when it was moved from WordPress to his site?

    #1516284

    Did I forget to subscribe to follow-up posts or is this all you can tell me?

    #1516286

    auxclass
    Member

    That is a WordPress.ORG install running MU – you state that you want to move to a WordPress.ORG install with your own hosting

    The blog you are asking about is not hosted on WordPress.COM so there is no content here and WordPress.COM can’t help –

    If the blog owner – the person that is hosting the blog for you will not give you your material you are probably looking at hiring a lawyer –

    Since that is a WordPress.ORG install – maybe someone has a hint on how to get content from a blog owner that does not want to give you your material – depending on the agreement you had with the blog site holder you might still own the copyright to your own material – but getting it back can be a problem

    #1516289

    You mention hiring a lawyer. I am not one to start wars, so perhaps the best thing for me to do is to create a new blog and go from there.

    One more question: I already have a free domain with another blog. How to I start a new blog on that domain? If you could just point me to a tutorial link, that would be wonderful.

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