How To Move Your Blog From WordPress.com To WordPress.org
Are you running a blog/website on WordPress.com and feel it’s too restrictive? Want to install third-party themes and plugins to extend functionality and customize the interface for blogs/websites but not allowed? This is the time to move your blog/website to the WordPress.org platform to be free to do what you want. Because the two platforms are almost identical, conversion is easy. Soon, I will guide you the detailed steps to do that.
Steps to move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org
↪️ 1. Sign in to the blog/website on WordPress.com, go to Tools => Export.
↪️ 2. Select All content and then click the Download Export File button.
A .xml file will be downloaded to your computer. Keep it careful to use in the next step.
➡️ 3. Install a blog/website based on the WordPress.org source code. If you do not know how to install it, please contact me.
➡️ 4. Sign in to the blog/website using the WordPress.org source code you have installed. Access Tools => Import.
Click the Install Now button corresponding to the WordPress entry.
➡️ 5. After the installation is complete, click the Run Importer button.
➡️ 6. Select the .xml file that you saved in step 2 and then click the Upload file and import button.
➡️ 7. Select the user name in the or assign the post to an existing user section and then click on Download and import file attachments.
➡️ 8. Go to Settings => Permalinks and check that the path structure has been selected as Day and name. This is the default path structure of WordPress.com so you have to choose so that the ranking will not be affected, as well as the 404 error when switching to WordPress.org.
➡️ 9. Check the data again to make sure you have successfully migrated all posts, pages, and images from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. It’s simple, right? Good luck!
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