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Installing & Configuring WordPress
April 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm #1149
I’ve been working on a site on the free wordpress.org blog site. I will need to move it to its own domain. The current host has PHP, MySQl options but I’d have to install the WP myself. How difficult is this likely to be? How much time should I plan for? How different is WP out of the box from the free blog setup? (How much configuring will it need just to get it similar to free wordpress.org?)April 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm #1850
In most cases duplicating a WordPress.COM site on WordPress.ORG. Is not that difficult. However, there may be some issues:
-Not all WP.com themes are easily available in WP.org. Though you can grab them from the WP.com subversion repository… this is not easy for beginners.
-Most of the functionality of WP.com, is available in plugins… some are not. So you may have to find alternate plugins.
Hope that helps,
SteveApril 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm #1851
Actually, I want to do it the other way around. I built a demo site in wordpress.org, but now I want to move it to another domain (not wordpress.com) and install a different theme.April 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm #1852
WP.com has limited functionality… you can’t modify theme code or install plugins. Depending on what you created for your demo site, it might be impossible to move it.
SteveApril 19, 2011 at 4:54 pm #1853
It’s a pretty simple site. I’d like to export the content, but it wouldn’t kill me if I had to cut and paste it. I’m more concerned with whether I’m being stupid to do my own WordPress install because the client likes their current host (Net Nation) or should I push them to move to a host that offers shared WP hosting?April 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm #1854
I’m a little confused…. are you looking for a “shared host” for a WP.org install, or do you want to move to WP.com (which is also a type of shared hosting)April 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm #1855
I want to move FROM wp.org
Client has now decided that changing to WordPress might hurt SEO. I could use pointers to info on why that’s not true.April 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm #1856
Clarification: client now has an aging static html site. I set up a demo wordpress site on wordpress.org. To complete it with full theme, etc., I need to move it to a standalone WP staging site and then launch it on client’s current url.April 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm #1857amylaneioSpectator
It’s fairly simple, then. You just need to copy the wp-content directory from the old location and upload it to the new location. On the old site, go to Tools>Export, and choose everything. On the new site go to Tools>Import and choose WordPress, then upload the file you downloaded from the old site. Then it’s just a matter of sleeking the correct theme, plugins, and options.April 29, 2011 at 3:30 am #1858
Thanks for the replies. I’ve ascertained that many of my clients competitors, as in the people who come up with or ahead of her in the searches she’s worried about, are already using WP so I hope to move forward soon.
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