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Migrating an Existing WordPress.com Blog
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This article can assist if the WordPress blog is hosted on wordpress.com. Just follow these steps to export and import the data.
- Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
- Click Tools.
- Click Export.
- Click Download Export File.
- Export your blog.
- Change the name servers to point to ns1.HostMonster.com & ns2.HostMonster.com.
- Wait 24-72 hours for DNS propagation time.
- Then import it using WordPress installed with hostmonster tools.
- Login to the WordPress Dashboard at the new domain name.
- Click on Tools and then select Import.
- Scroll down the page to the bottom.
- Click the link that says Wordpress.
- Click Browse and open the file that was exported.
- Click Upload file and import.
- Create or select the author for all posts.
- Mark the checkbox for import file attachments.
- Click Submit.
*If your domain has a WordPress blog on it and it's not through wordpress.com, then you will need to:
The WordPress blog has now been imported.
If you would like to get started but don't have an account you can sign for one at HostMonster.com.
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