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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.

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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