How to migrate from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org

If you recently purchased a WordPress hosting account, such as the A2 WordPress Hosting plan, and want to leave WordPress.com, this article will show you how to migrate your existing WordPress.com content to your self-hosted WordPress hosting account in just a few steps

  • Before you begin migrating your WordPress.com content, keep the following points in mind:
  • WordPress must be installed on your Web Hosting account.
  • The theme is not included in the migration process; if you use a specific theme, install and activate it before migrating.
  • There may be some WordPress.com functionality that is missing; please contact the A2 Guru Crew if you have any specific needs.
  • You will need to manually update the internal links in the post.

Alternatively, you can request your free migration after you've signed up for your new high speed, ultra-reliable A2 Hosting Managed WordPress acount!.

Migrating from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org

Follow the steps below to migrate Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org:

Step 1: Exporting Data from WordPress.com
  1. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Tools, click Export:

  3. Click Export all to export all content:

  4. The download link will be emailed. Download the .xml file and use it for the upcoming steps:

Step 2: Import your content into your new WordPress site
  1. Install WordPress on your new hosting account.
    If you do not know how to install WordPress on your A2Hosting account,please see this article.
  2. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  3. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Tools, click Import and then click Install Now:

  4. Click on Choose File, select the .xml file exported in the earlier step, and then click Upload file and export:

  5. Choose either one of the options to assign the author to an old posts:

    • Create the same author profile as on your WordPress.com site
    • Assign all the imported posts to a new author profile that you specify
    • Assign all the imported posts to an existing author profile

  6. To import select the checkbox to import uploaded images or other media and then click on the Submit button to complete the process:

Step 3: Redirecting existing WordPress.com to WordPress.org site

Following are the two options to redirect users from the existing WordPress.com site:

  • Free: Set the existing WordPress.com to private ,to avoid duplicate content on the Web:
    1. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Settings,and then click Reading:

    2. On the Reading Settings page, scroll to Site Visibility , and the select the “ I would like my site to be private, visible only to myself and users I choose” option:

  • Paid option : WordPress.com charges US13.00 per year to redirect your traffic to your new site:

    1. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Settings,and then click General. Click on the redirect link below the Site address:

    2. Enter your new site address and click Go:

Get Managed WordPress Hosting

Article Details

Other Articles in This Category

Show More

Did you find this article helpful? Then you'll love our support. Experience the A2 Hosting difference today and get a pre-secured, pre-optimized website. Check out our web hosting plans today.

Usamos cookies con el fin de personalizar para usted nuestro sitio Web y analizar el uso de éste. Usted acepta esto haciendo clic en “Acepto” o al continuar usando el sitio Web. Hay más información sobre cookies en nuestra política de privacidad.