Need help? Check out our Support site, then


Need some clarification about the transition to WordPress.org

  1. Hi there !
    I've been using WordPress.com for about 5 months now to run my tech/entertainment blog. I've purchased my own domain too : http://esponential.com . We've managed to get a moderate amount of average daily traffic as well ( ~ 200 ) . However , I feel the need to have full control over the appearance of my site . I'd like to be able to make use of the functionality that plugins bring to the table. Hence , I've made a decision to move to WordPress.org as soon as possible.
    I've read some articles on the web and have somewhat understood the process . However , I do have some doubts and I'd appreciate it if you could help me out.
    1. I'm concerned about my Google page rank and I was wondering whether you can shift your entire blog to other hosting under WordPress.org without losing your domain name and article url's . Keep in mind that I own my domain and the brand name is somewhat established by now.
    2. Will I lose my WordPress.com followers ? If so , how can I make the shift without losing them.
    3. Is it possible for all the media to be shifted under the new hosting ? ( Will the url's be the same ? A similar doubt as question 1 )
    4. Will I lose all my page views ? Of so , how can this be prevented ?

    So , basically , you'll notice that I simply wish to shift from wordpress.com to WordPress.org without affecting anything. I will then , continue to build the site , just with more control.
    Your help will be greatly appreciated .

    The blog I need help with is esponential.com.

  2. YCan somebody help me out ?

  3. I have not done this myself, but my understanding is that WordPress.org has several options for URL format, one of which is completely compatible with WordPress.com. If you have been using WordPress.com with a domain mapping then you should not lose page rank, as all links/search terms will retain the same media.

    Images, etc are imported into .org though the old site must be up while you do the import. The export xml just contains media locations by URL. On WordPress.com media is always referenced by the underlying blog name (something.wordpress.com) so it is still available after the domain is moved to your new host.

    Staff can transfer followers if you install the jetpack plugin - I don't know what this involves I have just seen that answer a number of times.

    When you say "page views" do you mean stats? If so I think that they will all start at zero - though I am not 100% sure

  4. Thank you !
    Yes , I mean stats. That's disappointing.

  5. I suppose that because the database is yours you could set them to anything you want initially!

  6. Glad I found this string, as I'm researching the same things. I wish there were some sort of more clear step by step help/instructions for the transition. Something like a to-do/don't-forget list for some of us who aren't super tech savvy and don't want to lose our hard work. Will keep checking here!

  7. 1. I'm concerned about my Google page rank and I was wondering whether you can shift your entire blog to other hosting under WordPress.org without losing your domain name and article url's . Keep in mind that I own my domain and the brand name is somewhat established by now.

    There will be no change, but you will notice fewer hits. WP.com is incredibly SEO optimized and there's no way to avoid a dip, going from a huge host to a smaller one.

    2. Will I lose my WordPress.com followers ? If so , how can I make the shift without losing them.

    If you install Jetpack and post back here in the forum and tag it Modlook, staff will transfer your followers to the new blog.

    3. Is it possible for all the media to be shifted under the new hosting ? ( Will the url's be the same ? A similar doubt as question 1 )

    Yes.

    4. Will I lose all my page views ? Of so , how can this be prevented ?

    See my answer re:stats above. Staff can port them over to your new blog if you ask them to.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic