Moving from WordPress.com to Dreamhost


#1

Hi there,

I’ve been trying with mounting stress and no success to do what in theory should be simple: I want to move my WordPress.com blog to my new domain registered and hosted through Dreamhost. That’s it. Thus far, though, I can’t even seem to install the WordPress app. Please help–it would be greatly appreciated.

Is installing the app the first thing I should be doing? Here’s what happens:

1. Panel > Goodies > One-Step Install > WordPress (easy, right?! Oh, how they flirt with you…)
2. In the “DreamHost One-Click Installer: WordPress” window that pops up, I click the “Custom Installation” button (the only option, as I see it)
3. In the drop-down here [Install to > “Select a domain”] there is nothing populated except for "---------"
4. In the text box field to the right of the drop-down [Install to: “Select a domain”/ _________ ] I am also unsure what to put. Just typing my domain isn’t working. (I get “Please select a URL”)

Again, your help would be very appreciated. Thanks, in any case, for your time.


#2

You will need to add your domain on the “manage domains” page of the panel. That will make it appear in the one-click drop-down. (you might want to leave the space after the / blank)

If your DNS is still pointed to wordpress.com you will either need to change that or use these instructions:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-Viewing_site_before_DNS_change
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS
-_Accessing_your_Database_before_DNS_change

additional reading: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Move_WordPress_to_DreamHost

Also remember that with any DNS change there is a delay (12-24 hours usually) for propagation: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_propagation


#3

I took a look at your account, if you click on the drop down for ‘Select a domain’ there is one domain available now. You should be able to install there, as DNS seems to be pointing to us :slight_smile:


#4

Oh, this greatly helps! Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate it.
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Thank you both, I mean here!