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Can I Use Backup Buddy To Migrate A Blog From Wordpress.com To A Hostgator Wordpress Setup?

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#1 Tim Rich (The Rich Design Group)

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

I have a client who wants to move their blog over from WordPress.com to their own domain and server hosted at HostGator.com.

Will Backup Buddy enable me to migrate easily?

#2 Jeremy Trask

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:40 PM

Hi Tim

BackupBuddy is not designed for use in this scenario.

You can find details about how to make such a move on the WordPress.com Support site: http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

Please note that they do offer a (paid for) service for such a move which your client might like to take advantage of.

Of course once the site is moved then you can use BackupBuddy for your backup needs on the new site.


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#3 Tim Rich (The Rich Design Group)

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

Thanks for the information.