I have had a wordpress.com blog going for a couple months, and , for several reasons, have decided to install wordpress on a server using the software from wordpress.org. This may be a pretty elementary question, and I apologize if it's obvious, but is there a way to change my blog management, and, if so, how. Thanks!
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The correct forum for those downloading and self hosting free software from wordpress.ORG is here http://wordpress.corg/support
You can export the contents of your wordpress.com blog out and import them into the self hosted wordpress.ORG version.
(1) In the old blog, go to Tools -> Export and download the XML file to your computer.
(2) In the new blog, go to Tools -> Import and upload the XML file you downloaded.
The links have to be exported separately in an OPML file. Export Links
You can export your links by visiting http://yourblogtitle.wordpress.com/wp-links-opml.php and then use the Save File option in your web browser (usually by clicking File -> Save As… but the exact wording may vary depending on your browser).
I realize that, but that was not what I meant. I was asking if there was a way for me to keep the same url (bobwama.wordpress.com) with wordpress.org. But thank you for your help.
No, there is no way to do that.
Why not simply register the real domain? (bobwama.com)
(Cheapest place I know is 1and1.com)
Thanks for your help, guys.
As a workaround, is there a way to set bobwama.wordpress.com to redirect to my wordpress.org?
Take a look at the FAQ
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