I have wanted to transfer my blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org for awhile now. The more I read, the more I knew I had to do it. I just didn’t know if I could do it on my own. Well last night, I took the plunge and officially clicked the “live” button on my new, self hosted site. I am rather proud of myself for doing this on my own. I am no expert, but if I can do it, you can too. I’ve successfully transferred all of my old posts and managed to migrate all of my subscribers from WordPress.com. After a few tweeks, I have redirected traffic from my old blog url to the new one as well as fixed some broken links. This is especially important to me because I thought I would have to redo all of my posts on my social media accounts. But no! If anyone clicks on an old link, it actually directs it to the proper post on the new blog! Total score! Firstly, let me list some of my reasons for wanting to transfer my blog. Stories of blogs being shut down on .com Plugins and more control over blog appearance Better analytics, SEO and data Monetization I researched a few options for hosting and decided on bluehost. Not only did I get an awesome price, my new domain name was included. Setting
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