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Moving to Self-Hosted WordPress

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.

If you don’t want the hassle of moving to a new host, we also offer a Guided Transfer service where one of our Happiness Engineers will transfer your site for you.

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.

First Step: Find a new host

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