If you already have a blog site hosted on WordPress.com, you can easily move the site over to your WordPress site.  Your current site can be migrated from your wordpress.com to your WordPress site with us in only a few easy steps that we will outline below.

Step 1: Install WordPress on your InMotion server

First, you will need to install WordPress onto the domain that is hosted with InMotion Hosting.  This can be done automatically through Softaculous.  For more information, please read our article on Installing WordPress. Also, see our Wordpress Education channel to learn how to build your WordPress site on your InMotion server.

Step 2: Export your WordPress site

Now that you have installed WordPress, log into your Dashboard at your old WordPress.com site.  Then, click on the "Tools" option on the left hand menu.  This will open an expanded menu, click on "Export":

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Step 3: Save the Files

On the Export page, click on the "All content" radio button and then "Download Export File."  If a dialogue box appears, make sure that you choose to Save the file:

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Step 4: Begin File Import

This will save a .xml file to your computer, make sure you remember where it saves to.  Now that you have saved your content, log into your Dashboard at your domain that is (or will be) hosted with InMotion Hosting.  Once you have logged in, click on "Tools" on the left hand menu.  This will open an expanded menu, click on "Import." On the Import screen, click on "WordPress":

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Step 5: Install the WordPress Import Plugin

You will need to install the WordPress Import plugin to import your content.  The page will automatically pop up, click on "Install":

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Step 6: Activate the Plugin

Once it is installed, a new screen will appear.  On this screen, click on "Activate Plugin and Run Importer":

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Import the Files

Now you will be able to import your file.  Click on the Browse button and navigate to the location on your computer that has the .xml file.  Click on it, and it will display in the box.  Now click on "Upload file and import":

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That is it!  Now your content from your WordPress.com site has been successfully imported.  Please check to make sure that all your content was transferred correctly before closing your WordPress.com account

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