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you would like to move your WordPress site from your Coventry.Domains account
to either a free WordPress.com account or a different paid host, you can do so
with the export system built into WordPress.
From the Dashboard navigate to Tools>Export
probably a good idea to download all your content, but there are reasons you
may want to download a partial archive. In some cases, if you will be importing
your content into a new site using WordPress.org, your new hosting provider may
have a file size limit on uploads. If your export file is too big, you can
download a set of partial archives by using the following filters:
process will generate an XML file of your blog’s content. This format, which
WordPress calls WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR, will contain your posts,
pages, comments, categories, and tags.
will ONLY export your posts, pages, comments, categories, and tags;
uploads and images may need to be manually transferred to the new blog.
The current version of the WordPress.org installation gives you the option to
import uploaded files, but the blog you are importing from must be live and
serving images properly in order for it to work. So, do not delete your blog
until after media files have successfully been imported into the new blog.
are planning to export your content to another blog platform, it’s best to
manually download and save your images from your WordPress.com Media Library to
before trying to import/upload them into the new blog.
For more information on exporting your WordPress site, please go to this WordPress.org support article https://wordpress.org/support/article/tools-export-screen/.
have exported your posts, pages, etc., you will import them into your new
Login to your new WordPress.com or self-hosted WordPress site and go to the Dashboard. From there navigate to Tools>Import
the WordPress option at the bottom of the list of the services. Next, you
will see a screen that prompts you to upload the WXR file you generated through
the export process.
and upload your file. You will then be prompted to assign an author to
the posts that you are importing. You can use this function to assign one
author to all posts, or you can manually set the author for each post in the
For more information on importing your self-hosted WordPress site to WordPress.com, please go to https://en.support.wordpress.com/import/.
For more information on importing your self-hosted WordPress site to a new self-hosted WordPress site, please go to https://wordpress.org/support/article/tools-import-screen/.
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