Moving From GoDaddy To WordPress.com

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    nashsibanda
    Member

    Hi folks. OK, bear with me.

    I have a domain registered with Inmotion Hosting for http://squarise.com. This domain is currently mapped to a fairly standard WordPress blog hosted at GoDaddy, aimed at film and TV reviews and articles. After a few weeks on their unbearably slow servers, I am looking to move the site to another host, before dedicating any more time to actual content.

    WordPress.com seems like the logical choice, really; dedicated to WordPress, and already hosting sites far more demanding than ours. However, I was wondering what would be the easiest way of moving my existing site to WordPress.com hosting?

    – I already have a domain, so I don’t need to register a new one. I understand I need to upgrade to get the ability to map a domain name, correct?
    – My current site uses the Genesis theme framework; while there’s no real need to stick to it, will the previous use of it affect my migration?
    – The site uses a butt-load of plugins, mostly for ease of linking to other sites within articles; will these same themes be accessible through WP.com?
    – Can I migrate all the registered contributors on the site as well, or will people need to re-register?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is squarise.com.

    #671903

    supportbot
    Member

    The blog you specified at squarise.com does not appear to be hosted at WordPress.com.

    This support forum is for blogs hosted at WordPress.com. If your question is about a self-hosted WordPress blog then you’ll find help at the WordPress.org forums.

    If you don’t understand the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, you may find this information helpful.

    If you forgot to include a link to your blog, you can reply and include it below. It’ll help people to answer your question.

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