need backup copy of my blog

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  • #1001901

    nnadine
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    I want to transfer the theme & content from my free wordpress blog to a hosted wordpress site on godaddy. we’ve installed wordpress on the new domain and godaddy says i now need the wp-content folder and sql database to populate the new site.

    I went under TOOLS and EXPORTED and xml file, but the godaddy technician says it doesn’t contain the content.

    please advise soonest – thx!
    Blog url: http://reclaimmylife.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is reclaimmylife.wordpress.com.

    #1001988

    nnadine
    Member

    btw, the blog I’m trying to move everything to is blog.reclaimylife.com

    #1002014

    nnadine
    Member

    I exported the xml file from reclaimmylife.wordpress.com but when I go into blog.reclaimylife.com and import it gives me a 500 server error.

    blog.reclaimylife.com is a wordpress hosted site on godaddy.

    I really need help with this… it is effecting my business, is anybody out there?

    #1002015

    auxclass
    Member

    For your godaddy WordPress.ORG install – see below

    The site you are asking about does not seem to be hosted on WordPress.COM so you need to make friends over at WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/7-things-to-know-before-posting-in-wordpresscom-forums?replies=1

    This site is for support of sites hosted on WordPress.COM. You should address your questions to WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using: http://wordpress.org/support/

    For more on the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #1002016

    timethief
    Member

    I went under TOOLS and EXPORTED and xml file, but the godaddy technician says it doesn’t contain the content.

    #1002017

    Hi,

    The WordPress export file (XML) needs to be imported into your self–hosted (WordPress.org) blog at Godaddy in Tools -> Import -> WordPress of that dashboard.

    You can see this support page to step you through the process of moving your blog to a WordPress.org instance:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    As we only support blogs hosted here at WordPress.com, all issues with the new blog — including the importing of the file — must be taken to the WordPress.org support community:

    http://wordpress.org/support

    If you’d like assistance moving your WordPress.com blog to WordPress.org, we have a service called Guided Transfer that does all the work for you. Check it out to see if it’s right for you:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

    #1002018

    Ack, should’ve refreshed this thread once more before posting. Hi folks! :-)

    #1002019

    timethief
    Member

    Good’day to you Bryan :)

    #1002020

    nnadine
    Member

    Hi Bryan – did that, when I try to import the xml file under the godaddy wordpress site dashboard I get that 500 server error.

    #1002021

    nnadine
    Member

    is there any way to just get a back up copy of my wordpress.com site? godaddy is telling me I need the sql db & wp-content folder.

    #1002022

    I’m sorry to hear that. Since we only support the blogs hosted at WordPress.com, you can register for free at the WordPress.org support community and post about this import issue.

    http://wordpress.org/support

    #1002023

    is there any way to just get a back up copy of my wordpress.com site? godaddy is telling me I need the sql db & wp-content folder.

    No, we don’t have that available.

    #1002024

    nnadine
    Member

    Bryan

    I just went on my site to try to import the xml file again and you are there as an author?? what is going on ??

    #1002025

    timethief
    Member

    bryanvillarin is Staff and he’s trying to help you.

    #1002026

    nnadine
    Member

    How do I post a screen capture here?

    #1002027

    nnadine
    Member

    whew – good to know! thanks!

    #1002028

    nnadine
    Member

    should I sign out of blog.reclaimylife.com?

    #1002029

    should I sign out of blog.reclaimylife.com?

    No, you need to upload the import file, which you generated from http://reclaimmylife.wordpress.com/ , to Tools -> Import in your self–hosted blog dashboard:

    http://blog.reclaimylife.com/wp-admin/

    #1002030

    nnadine
    Member

    same server error… would you like to see a screen capture of it?

    #1002031

    nnadine
    Member

    I selected:

    Import author: nnadine (nnadine)
    or create new user with login name:
    or assign posts to an existing user: nnadine

    and selected download and import all attachments

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