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Migrating your blog from Wordpress.com

If you have a blog hosted on WordPress.com we are able to migrate your content for a small fee (free for a limited time).
 
First step is to make us an admin on your old blog by following this guide:
Inviting Contributors, Followers, and Viewers
 
Once we are an administrator please open a support ticket requesting migration. Include the following information:
  • URL of your WordPress.com blog
  • URL you'd like to migrate to (this is especially important if you have more than one service with us)
  • Theme you'll like to use. By default we install Fashionistas as standard however if you have a preference then let us know. You can check our recommended free themes here:
We will then proceed to move your content.
 
Once the migration is complete (usually within 24 hours), we'll notify you and you'll be able to remove us from your blog.
 
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    If you've been using WordPress with your own domain name, you'll be able to configure your blog on Self Hosted using a temporary domain. Please inform us once you're ready to move at which point we'll set your blog to use your domain and you can change your nameservers to point to our platform. You can then set your blog to private on WordPress.</div>
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    If you've been using WordPress with a subdomain (yourblog.wordpress.com) then you'll be able to work on your blog using your new domain and then once you're ready to move you should instruct your visitors that you've moved. If you want to redirect your old content to your new domain then WordPress offers this as an annual paid service.</div>
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What the migration involves:
  • Import content from old blog
  • Basic template setup including import of sidebars and assignment of menus
  • Basic settings including matching permalinks
  • Installation of recommended plugins
What it doesn't involve:
  • Design

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