My Bags Are Packed And I am Ready To Go!
So, you would like to bid adieu to wordpress.com and move with bag and baggage (aka content+traffic+followers etc.) to a self-hosted WordPress blog? Elated at the prospect of moving to greener pastures but worried that ride might get a bit bumpy?
Well, turns out there’s no reason to fear for the Happiness Engineer is here. And no I am not talking about myself – neither am I too too happy at the moment (don’t ask- have to fill up these tedious forms; I hate filling up forms, I do!) nor am I qualified engineer.
I am talking about official WordPress engineers who’ll help you with the move! For a one-time payment of $129 you can have a WordPress Happiness Engineer hold your hand through the process of migrating from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. Yes, $129 is not a small amount but I do think it’s a fair price. Look at what all you get –
From the WordPress site –
What does the Guided Transfer include?
Installing the WordPress software at the recommended host of your choice.
Transferring over your entire WordPress.com site.
Installing and configuring Jetpack and a few other plugins to provide features that you have been using on WordPress.com.
Configuring and testing permissions so that you’ll be able to have one-click installs and upgrades.
Switching your domain(s) nameserver settings to point over to the new site.
Answering questions and providing guidance for you on your new WordPress installation for a two week period.
I have personally never used the service but if I do know that if I were looking to migrate and could afford hired help – I wouldn’t look elsewhere.Who better to trust my WordPress website with than a WordPress engineer. And a Happiness Engineer at that!
Please go here for more information –
WordPress.com To WordPress.org – The No Cost Route
However, if you a DIY option also exists and it costs zilch! Go here –