Moving from wordpress.com to new host?

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  • #4519

    fxcubed
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    I am pondering possibly getting a paid host and moving my blog there, but I had a couple questions I was hoping someone could answer for me.

    1) If I get a paid host, is there a way to MOVE my current blog contents to the new host or will I have to reenter all my posts/pages and reupload all my images and files?

    2) Is there anyway to setup my blog on wordpress.com to redirect to the new blog if I move to a paid host?

    #4813

    wank
    Member

    1) Currently the only way of exporting a wordpress.com blog to a self-hosted site is through RSS. I don’t know whether wordpress.com allows external linking, so you may have to re-upload your images.

    2) Not that I know of. Best thing to do is just make a post with a link to the new location.

    #4880

    drmike
    Member

    1) WordPress.com allows external linking (Otherwise known as hotlinking) but I’m sure they’ll shut this off pretty soon when others discover that it can be done. It’s a huge waste of bandwidth that is frowned upon.

    2) I’d also figure out what your most popular links are and change those posts to the posts on your new blog.

    #4892

    wank
    Member

    They allow hotlinking? That does surprise me. I suppose the only reason we haven’t really seen it exploited yet is that everyone assumes they wouldn’t be that stupid.

    #4895

    drmike
    Member

    I’m sure Matt will slap his forehead when he sees this thread and it’ll be changed asap. :)

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