How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress

How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress

How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress

How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress-: WordPress.com is an awesome platform to kick start your WordPress website or blog at free of cost. if you want to start blogging I strongly recommend that you should start with a free version of WordPress.com, with the free version of WordPress.com .you can do an experiment on the different niche so that you find out that which blogging niche works best for you.

WordPress.com bog is easy to start without buying a Domain Name and Hosting. the only downside is you will not have full control of your blog but you migrate anytime to Self Hosted WordPress to gain full control of your blog. 

To gain full control of your free version of WordPress.com blog you have to upgrade to Premium Plan which is very costly. you can move your free version of WordPress.com blog to Self Hosted WordPress at a lower cost. you can choose Bluehost Shared Hosting which is officially recommended by WordPress community. read my post How to start your Self Hosted WordPress blog with Bluehost Hosting. In this post, I will talk about how you to migrate WordPress..com blog to self-hosted WordPress.

Advantages of moving WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress-:

How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress

 1.once you moved you WordPress.com blog to self-hosted WordPress, you will have complete control of your site, Domain Name and content, on WordPress.com blog Automattic which is the parent company of WordPress.com can show ads on your blog to recover their operating cost for a free blog. once you moved to self-hosted WordPress you can join Google AdSense which is more popular than Wordads program.

2. Self Hosted WordPress website is fully customization, on the other hand, you can not customize the theme design of free WordPress.com blog.

3. On self Hosted WordPress you will have complete freedom to install thousand of free theme and plugin. on a free version of WordPress.com blog, you can not install Premium Theme or plugin until and unless you upgrade to a premium plan.

4. When you have moved to self-hosted WordPress you will have a renowned hosting company, you will have unlimited storage, bandwidth and support. 

How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress-:

How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress

Step.1-: Before migrating your WordPress.com blog, you must have Domain name and Hosting. I recommend Bluehost Hosting. You can read my post How to kick start your WordPress website with Bluehost Hosting.
Step.2-: Log on to your WordPress.com account and go to my site  section==>>go to setting option to your website, you will get an option of export. select Export all, once your export will be success, you will get download link of your email ID. rather than going to email ID click on ’download and download all your content.
How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress
Step.3-: Once you have purchased a domain name and hosting and installed WordPress on it. your website login page will be like www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin log into your account. after login you will have your WordPress dashboard go to Tools>>Import at the bottom you will get option of WordPress plugin install it and activate.  
Run the Importer it will ask to upload file, give the path of file save on your computer. Since you have set up your blog there will be one user, just select your own user name from the drop-down menu to assign the imported post to yourself. to make sure all media is also imported, check all the download and import file attachment checkbox.
How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress
How to Migrate WordPress.com Blog to Self Hosted WordPress
Step.-:4 You have successfully migrated your WordPress.com blog to self-hosted WordPress but your blog reader is not aware of your new domain name. to redirect your user to the new domain name you have to set up redirection which is Paid Feature but very less amount of fee.

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