Moving from wordpress.com to your own blog/website

WordPress makes it very easy to export from wordpress.com to a self hosted blog.

If you are moving to a self-hosted blog using the WordPress.org software, you first need to obtain web hosting and have your WordPress.org blog/site up and running before transferring your content.

1. In the old blog, go to Tools → Export and download the XML (WXR) file to your computer.
2. In the new blog, go to Tools → Import → WordPress and upload the file you downloaded in step 1. Make sure that you choose the option to Download & import file attachments.

Videos uploaded to WordPress.com cannot be moved through the import process. However, you can continue to use the existing videos through VideoPress plugin, which provides an easy way to manage and embed videos hosted on the WordPress.com service.

You will also need to download and install any themes or plugins, as these will not be transferred. Widgets will also need to be setup again.

If you need help with this, just let us know and we will be happy to help :)

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