If you recently purchased a WordPress hosting account, such as the A2 WordPress Hosting plan, and want to leave WordPress.com, this article will show you how to migrate your existing WordPress.com content to your self-hosted WordPress hosting account in just a few steps
Alternatively, you can request your free migration after you've signed up for your new high speed, ultra-reliable A2 Hosting Managed WordPress acount!.
Follow the steps below to migrate Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org:
Click Export all to export all content:
The download link will be emailed. Download the .xml file and use it for the upcoming steps:
Click on Choose File, select the .xml file exported in the earlier step, and then click Upload file and export:
Choose either one of the options to assign the author to an old posts:
To import select the checkbox to import uploaded images or other media and then click on the Submit button to complete the process:
Following are the two options to redirect users from the existing WordPress.com site:
On the Reading Settings page, scroll to Site Visibility , and the select the “ I would like my site to be private, visible only to myself and users I choose” option:
Paid option : WordPress.com charges US13.00 per year to redirect your traffic to your new site:
On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Settings,and then click General. Click on the redirect link below the Site address:
Enter your new site address and click Go:
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