Hey, I am thinking of switching to WordPress in a couple of months, if I do this could I import ALL content from my WordPress.com site to WordPress and would I still be able to have the name? What would the story be the CSS package I paid for?
The blog I need help with is wrestlingrambles.com.
The CSS upgrade is not transferable.
The theme is not transferable.
The content in text widgets must be copied and pasted as it cannot be exported.
All of the blog content can be exported out of the WordPress.com blog and imported into the WordPress.org install, after you hire a web host and set up the WordPress.org install.
Links must be separately exported and imported
If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and now want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers.
If you don’t think your can manage the move yourself you can get a guided transfer upgrade and have Staff do it for you.
Hey, thanks for help. It’s something I really want to do in the future, switch to WordPress because I want to start making money, I believe I can anyway.
It seems a lot of work and not sure if I have time to do this. So I’d say I’ll pay the one off fee and let WP do it.
Would it be hard to maintain after it’s transferred?
It all depends on how cautious and conscientious you are. Those who upgrade ASAP when the new versions of WordPress are released, and who don’t go crazy with adding plugins (there are dodgy plugins that can bring your site down) fare well. The bottom line is if anything goes wrong there is no hand holding support like there is here at WordPress.com. You can post to thw WordPress.org support forums but my experience of them is not a positive one at all. You are on your won if anything goes wrong and if you expect to get a quick answer to threads you post and speedy help — think again.
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