How to move blog to

September 1, 2017 is one of the best blogging platforms to begin your career. But after few times, if you feel the potential of blogging for expressing yourself, and for making money, then you need to move your to a self-hosted In this article, you will learn how to move your blog to

Steps to move your blog from to

Step 1:- Export data from

  • First of all, log in to your account.
  • Tap on the Export under Tools menu.
  • Now it will redirect you to a new page and then choose free Export.
  • Now Choose what to export screen will open and then choose All content.
  • After that, tap on the Download Export File tab.
  • Now an XML file will be downloaded on your computer which includes your site’s posts, comments, terms and navigation menus.

Step 2:- Setting up new site

  • First of all, log in to your Bluehost cPanel with the login details provided by the hosting provider.
  • Go to the Website section from your homepage and then tap on the Wordpress icon.
  • Now tap on the Install tab which is available at the right side of your screen.
  • Choose the new domain name and then tap on the Check Domain option to proceed.
  • After that, enter your site’s information and your admin login details into the given field to begin the installation.
  • Now click on the Install Now tab to finish the procedure.
  • Now you have successfully installed to your new Wordpress self-hosted blog and after that, you have to log in to your blog and import the XML file.

Step 3:- Import data to self-hosted Wordpress site

  • Go to the Tools menu and then choose Import from the Dashboard option.
  • Now it will redirect you to the Import screen and then tap on the Wordpress link to import data from a Wordpress export file.
  • In next screen, you will be asked to install the Wordpress Import plugin and then Install and activate the Wordpress Importer plugin.
  • After installation, click on the Choose File and then browse XML file on your computer.
  • Now tap on the Upload and Import tab once the XML file uploaded.

Step 4:- Import your Blogroll links

If you used Links features on your blogs like a blogroll or other links, then you must need to apply the below steps to export and import them:

  • Now save this file into your computer.
  • Log in to your site and then install the Link Manager. For this, go to the Plugins and then tap on the Add New. Search Link Manager and then tap on the Install tab. Now click on the Activate icon after installing the plugin.
  • Now go to the Tools menu and then choose Import from the Wordpress Dashboard.
  • After that, tap on the Blogroll tab to import links in OPML format.
  • Now OPML begins to install and then click on the Import OPML file to complete the procedure.

Step 5:- Setting your blog to private

If you don’t want that your old users redirect to the new site, then you need to apply the below instructions:

  • First of all, open your site and then go to the Settings.
  • Now choose Reading Page under the Settings.
  • Now check the box I would like my blog to be private, visible only to users I choose.
  • After that, tap on the save and then your blog only will see to your selected users.

Now your new blog is ready to access. If you are not capable to understand the above instructions of moving to blog, then contact Wordpress technical support to avail the relevant help.

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