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How to Migrate/ Transfer WordPress Website from WordPress.com to Rapyd Hosting?
How to Migrate/ Transfer WordPress Website from WordPress.com to Rapyd Hosting?
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Written by Rapyd Team
Updated over a week ago

Shifting from WordPress.com to a managed hosting solution like Rapyd Hosting can seem daunting. Yet, the process can be smooth and straightforward when approached systematically. In this article, we will guide you through a step-by-step process of migrating your WordPress.com site to Rapyd Hosting, ensuring a seamless transition.

For users eager to leverage the high-performance managed WordPress hosting capabilities of Rapyd Hosting, this migration guide will serve as an indispensable resource, ensuring your site remains fast, responsive, and dynamic.

Introduction to the Migration Process:

Understand the reasons and benefits of moving from WordPress.com to Rapyd Hosting, including better performance, flexibility, and advanced features.

Pre-migration Checklist:

  • Ensure you have an active account with Rapyd Hosting.

  • Backup your WordPress.com site.

  • Note down important configurations, plugins, and themes you're using.

Exporting Content from WordPress.com:

  • Navigate to the WordPress.com dashboard, then 'Tools', followed by 'Export'.

  • Choose the 'All Content' option to download an XML file containing posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.

Setting Up Your New Account with Rapyd Hosting:

  • Sign up for a suitable package with Rapyd Hosting, ensuring it meets the needs of your website's traffic and functionality requirements.

  • Install WordPress using Rapyd's one-click WordPress installation feature.

Importing Content to Rapyd Hosting:

  • On your new WordPress installation at Rapyd Hosting, navigate to 'Tools' and then 'Import'.

  • Upload the previously saved XML file.

  • Make sure to re-install and activate any essential plugins and themes.

Final Touches and Troubleshooting:

  • Cross-check your website to ensure that all content, images, and links are functioning correctly.

  • Update permalinks, configure essential settings, and install any required plugins.

  • For issues, refer to Rapyd Hosting's robust support documentation or contact their support team.

Conclusion:

Migrating from WordPress.com to Rapyd Hosting is a strategic move to leverage the high-speed, reliable, and feature-rich hosting environment Rapyd offers. By following this step-by-step guide, you can ensure a hassle-free migration, setting your website up for optimal performance and scalability.

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