How to migrate website from to

How to migrate website from to

In order to migrate your website hosted with you will need to export .xml file, which contains your pages, posts, comments and file attachments.

NOTE 1: your website theme will not be imported. You will need to install one anew.
You can do that in your Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New. Almost all free themes can be found in this list, so you can have your old one back.

NOTE 2: premium themes that are licensed for use only cannot be transferred to self-hosted sites. Some of them though can be transferred to a self-hosted site at no charge, as part of a Guided Transfer. You will need to create post in the premium theme forums if you’d like to know whether your theme qualifies.

NOTE 3: your website header will not be imported as well. You can reinstate it in Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Header Image.
You can either upload the file anew or select it in Media Library.

To export .xml file, do the following:

1. Log into your dashboard.

2. Go to Tools > Export > Export > Download Export File



3. The file will be downloaded to your computer.

4. Now go to your WordPress website dashboard, hosted with us (

5. Go to Tools > Import, select WordPress:



6. Click on Install Now to proceed:


7. Once done, click on Activate Plugin & Run Importer:


8. Choose the file you exported and click on Upload file and import:


9. From dropdown menu select the user you want to assign posts to.

NOTE: if you want to import the pictures, music, documents you uploaded to your blog, checkmark the box Download and import file attachments.

Click on Submit:


10. Once done, get back to your home page and see your posts and comments imported.

11. Update site name, remove default post, adjust menu bar, widgets and enjoy your website as before!

That’s it!