WordPress.com is a free WordPress blog creation solution and has basic features that help you manage your posts and comments very well. It can be said that this is a good choice if you want a relatively comprehensive blog to write articles. If you use a free-scale account, there are not too many benefits to have a blog full of important features such as installing own plugins, own themes, these are two very important features in WordPress. making it one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world.
Step 1. Export data from WordPress.com
You access the Dashboard of the blog to transfer on WordPress.com, find Tools ⇨ Export ⇨ select All Content ⇨ click Download Export File.
- Select All Content if you want to move the entire article, pages.
- Select Posts if you want to move only posts and comments.
- Select Pages if you want to move Pages only.
You will then receive an .xml file, which will contain all the data on your wordpress.com blog site.
Step 2. Transfer data from wordpress.com to wordpress.org blog host
Once you have a WordPress version installed on the host, go to http://example.com/wp-admin and find Tools ⇨ Import ⇨ WordPress ⇨ Install Now ⇨ select the XML file you just got through the step. 1 ⇨ click Upload file and import.
Next you need to choose an author for these new posts. If you have used images in your post then choose Download and import file attachments and click Submit.
At this stage, you need to wait a bit for it to import, just take a leisurely coffee cup to wake up because fast or slow depends on the number of posts you want to import.
That’s it then, you go to the blog home page to see the newly imported articles. Now you can comfortably install more plugins and themes
Transfer domain names at WordPress.com to another host
Once you have used the upgrade package on WordPress.com to use your own domain name, if you want to switch to WordPress Hosting and still want to use that domain name, you need to update the Name Server (DNS) for the domain name on WordPress. com
You access the Store ⇨ Domains on the Dashboard of WordPress.com
Here, you look down to see the box “What would you like to do?“, You click on it and select Make Changes to DNS. After selecting it, you will see another dialog box containing Customer Number and password update. This is the password that you will log into the domain management page, completely unrelated to the WordPress account so you can create a new password to login later. You should also copy the Customer ID to somewhere so that we will log in later with that ID.
Then click the Manage Your Domains link to go to the domain management page. You log in with your Customer ID and password.