If you have a site hosted with us at WordPress.com and are thinking of moving to a self-hosted WordPress site (WordPress.org), we’ve put together this guide to help you along the way.
With a hosted site on WordPress.com, we take care of a lot behind the scenes — like security, backups, and filtering comment spam. Even after you move to a self-hosted site, we can keep helping you out. (Jetpack was created for just this purpose!) This guide will help you set up and configure everything.
Here’s a list of the steps we’ll cover through this guide:
- Purchasing web hosting
- Installing WordPress
- Transferring your site from WordPress.com to the new host
- Registering a new domain name or transfer an existing domain
- Installing the Jetpack plugin
- Migrating your subscribers
Ready to learn more? Let’s get started.