Moving my free wordpress.com over to wordpress.org

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  • #23039

    xxxmiavixen
    Member

    Hello

    I would like to know how can I move or import or export my free hosted blog over to my
    regular blog with losing anything. I been searching and searching and can not find
    anything. Can someone help with this.

    Thanks

    #23417

    in your wordpress.com dashboard, go to Manage > Export.
    download that *.WXR file to your desktop.
    after you install wordpress (see instructions on wordpress.org),
    go download the wordpress migration tool
    and add the wordpress.php file to wp-admin/import
    in your regular blog, go to Import and click on wordpress.
    browse to the *.WXR file on your desktop, and import!

    #23428

    drmike
    Member

    While the links are in the XML file, they appear not to be importing. You can grab them in what’s called an OPML file at:

    http(colon)//myblog.tld/wp-links-opml.php

    This will give you an OPML file that you can import on your Blogroll page here.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #23429

    slick trick there, drmike. didn’t know about that one.

    however, for moving from wordpress.com to a hosted blog, you want
    http://xxxmiavixen.wordpress.com/wp-links-opml.php

    on your new blog, go to links > import opml, and add that url to the provided box.

    #23430

    drmike
    Member

    *chuckle* My one and only WordPress ticket

    #23472

    timethief
    Member

    @drmike
    What do you think about asking Podz to include these importing tips in the FAQs section he created called “Wider Issues”?

    #23476

    drmike
    Member

    I just rather see it fixed or covered.

    #23477

    podz
    Member

    As we get more tips about this I certainly do intend creating some sort of resource for people to use :)

    #23478

    these tips will change substantially when 2.1 comes out (end of august, IIRC). and presumably they’ll fix mike’s trac ticket. (links not importing properly, though, is more a symptom of the aging blogroll setup in .org blogs, versus the system used by 2.1 and .com blogs)

    #23479

    drmike
    Member

    IIRC, WPMU (both here and the downloadable version) runs 2.1 code.

    The issue was actually discovered on a WPMU setup.

    For 2.0 setups, we just do a OPML reader on teh site in question.

    #23576

    adilnajam
    Member

    I am ready to move my WP.com blog to a hosted service using WP.org.

    1. Is there a way so that anyone coming to the old WP.com address is automatically redirected to the new address?
    2. I want the old blog to MOVE rather than its content be added to teh ‘dummy’ entries I have been playing with on WP.org as I redesigned teh page?

    Any tips?

    thanks

    #23577

    drmike
    Member

    1) No, best bet would be to add it a link to you new site.

    2) I don’t understand what the question is.

    You may want to do a search for ‘move’ or ‘moving.’ We’ve been discussing this topic quite a few times recently.

    #23578

    adilnajam
    Member

    I downloaded the EXPORT file from my WP.com blog. But it is a .xml file… not a *.wxr file

    #23579

    drmike
    Member

    That’s what it’s supposed to be. WXR is layout that they’re using.

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