Moving from WordPress.org to WordPress.com

Here are 10 steps to move your website from WordPress.org to WordPress.com

  1.  Export your content from your wordpress.org account
  2.  Import your content into a new .wordpress.com account
  3.  Buy a wordpress.com upgrade   
  4.  Transfer your statistics from your wordpress.org account if you wish
  5. Disconnect Jetpack from your wordpress.org account dashboard
  6. Transfer your URL/domain 
  7. Accept your transfer to speed up the process
  8. Check all working ok on your wordpress.com account
  9. Delete old wordpress.org website (or ask your host to do this)
  10. Reconnect/check your emails

For the last few years, I have run several sites on wordpress.org:

For various reasons, I decided to move them across to wordpress.com.  This was not a really difficult process but was very time consuming.  I also learned that if you miss a step or two, it can cause problems, or take even longer.  So the purpose of this post is to help out anyone else who is going through the same process!  Please keep in mind that things change, so depending on when you’re reading this, something may be different or work in another way for you.  I’m not an IT expert and can’t help you out!  Wordpress.com customer service are excellent though.

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