Hi. Almost new on wordpress. I run a personal blog (food related) that’s having some success. Now it’s hosted on wordpress.com, so they have just placed some ads on some articles. I’ve an adsense account so i’m planing to buy a domain for this blog and host wordpress manually there, placing ads to get some profits with it.
Ok, my questions are:
Do i loose the Site Stats when i make the transfer from wp.com to my own server?
And, most important, which is the best way to make the transfer? Can i just export all data now, and then import it in my server? Just guessing if it’s there any tool to make this kind of move with WP, easily.
Thanks in advance.
The import / export function is in the tools menu (in the admin menu). Just export the db from wordpress.com and then import into the wordpress.org installation.
From what I can gather, there is no way to export your .com hosted stats over to the .org installation. You will need to setup new stats e.g. google analytics is extremely popular.
Thanks Gareth. But, what happens with all the images? Do i have to upload them and rename the urls on each post?
Anbout stats. I’ve seen there is the same plugin for stats “called, “site stats”, that can be installed on hosted WP. I’ll look around to see if the data can be exported. Also thinking on Google results over some keywords, i’ll loose them all on new server.
Really don’t like to move it, but since the ads placed by WP.com the blog has turned ugly. Want to have more control over it, and don’t let anyone make money with my articles, of course.
according to a quick search. all the posts do get exported.
To keep your traffic, one quick tip you can do is buy this upgrade which will keep your visitors from Google etc.
If you are not 100% sure you want to move, you can buy the wordpress “no ads” upgrade, which will stop adverts.
If you want your own adverts on wordpress.com then you need to sign up for “ VIP Hosting“
Thanks Gareth. Far away from beign able to apply for Vip program, i guess, but anyway, i’ll make some testing. Useful links, btw.