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In this article, I will show you how to migrate from WordPress.com to WordPress.org . Before we jump right into the steps, you might ask, what is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? Why should I move to WordPress.org? How do I know which WordPress version I am on?
Well, here are the reasons why I made the switch, the problems I encountered and how I overcame them.
Self Hosted. You have look for your own hosting provider to host your website and you own the domain.
I highly encourage you to sign up with Siteground if you have not done so. Speaking from my personal experience, I have encountered issues when performing my site transfer and am unwilling to spend USD 30.00 for Siteground to perform the web transfer on my behalf. Hence, I spend much time holding chat sessions with their customer service agents in order to troubleshoot my issues encountered. I dare say that they have superb customer support – the waiting time is short, their staff is knowledgeable.
1.Problem: After completing the steps above, the installation script failed to load. My website is throwing out an Error 404.
How to Troubleshoot: Have you installed WordPress software on your Hosting Provider?
How to check: Go to Siteground → My Accounts –> cPanel –> Softaculous –> see that WordPress is installed
2. Problem: After completing the steps above, the installation script failed to load. My website is throwing out an Error 404.
How to Troubleshoot: Check your DNS settings
How to check: Go to Siteground → My Accounts –> cPanel –> Advanced DNS Zone Editor → check if the IP address in there is matching the IP address on your hosting provider’s portal. If it doesn’t, perform a reset for your zone file.
Clear cache and refresh your installation script.
If it is still showing Error 404, wait for 2 to 3 hours for the DNS settings to point to the wordpress.org domain.
3. Problem: Siteground Migrator Plug in not working
Error after Generating Token
How to Troubleshoot: This is because this tool is meant for moving a WordPress site from another hosting provider to Siteground.
As my account is with Siteground to begin with, the tool will show an error.
I recommend performing a manual website transfer.
Do you find the steps above useful? Are there any areas which can be further clarified? Feel free to comment and I am sure we can work something out together!
4. Problem: Website is showing Error 404
How to Troubleshoot: Ensure SSL certificate is installed
How to Check: Log into SiteGround –> My Account –> cPanel –> Let’s Encrypt –> Install SSL
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