I have a wordpress.com blog. I pay $26 a year for a domain registration, domain mapping, and private registration. I am looking for more customization and I was led to believe that downloading the wordpress.org software and going with a private host could do that. I am so confused.
Because I have a wordpress.com site, when I try to log in with the info the private host (hostgator) has provided to me, it won’t let me in. The dashboard hasn’t changed and I am almost certain I have not installed wordpress.org. I have paid for my renewal with wordpress.com and I now have a host at 10 bucks a month as well. I am paying for things, but the two aren’t working in tandem to allow me to switch from wordpress.com to wordpress.org and still keep the work I have done on my site (www.dennisellsworth.com) in the system so I don’t have to rebuild the site entirely.