To kick this off I want to say that I have no understanding whatsoever of the basics of anything. So much so that I don't even know what word I should substitute "anything": with, because I honestly don't know what I'm dealing with to begin with.
I'm going to break this down simply and hope for assistance.
I had a blogger blog, wanted to transfer it to a wordpress. Before attempting anything I watched about 30,928 tutorials online. It seemed simple enough and was sold on the idea. [color=#800000][b]Now whether or not transfering my blog from blogger to wordpress is difficult, isn't even the issue here.
Reason being is I can't get to that step. I can't get past the initial installation of Wordpress. [/b][/color]
I registered a URL with Godaddy months ago for my blogger. I got on dreamhost the other night and wanted to use that URL and bring my blog over here and then convert it to wordpress.
I'm completely lost in all of this. I don't understand SQL databases, hostnames, DNS, WebFTP, FTP, or any of it. I also havent seem to be able to transfer my registrar to DreamHost from godaddy, although I've tried.
I did something where I sucessfuly installed wordpress but then the links in the email that you initially receive came up dead. Which means I obviously did something completely wrong. Not to mention, whatever process I did I sure as hell didn't use the wordpress zip file I downloaded earlier.
Before I'd sucessfuly install something and it led me to a blank page via the email I received. Later on, I'd fail to even fail at installing and simply get rejected all together. Visual explaination>
I'm having so much issues with this process and I have such little knowledge, that its almost difficult for me to explain how many things I've tried.. I know now that I will NOT be able to do this by myself. I wish someone could do it for me, or simply walk me through it properly. Instead of wasting my time watching year old tutorials being taught on a different interface.
Then I pretensiously screwed around with hostnames on Godaddy the other night, causing my site to completely drop I think... could get on it for hours. Reverted back to its original settings to fix it.
Basically I suck at this. I can't do it. I'm also so busy that the only time I get to work on it is on the 3 hours I have after work before I gotta get to sleep for work in the morning. Time I usually spend blogging, not learning html and interweb shit.
I forsee many more issues arrising.. please, I don't know what type of help to even ask for. But I need some and the sooner the better.
[align=center][b]What I want to accomplish[/b][/align]
1) install wordpress on my pre-existing domain name supplied by GoDaddy
2) Transfer my blogger to wordpress without losing RSS feeds, etc (something I think I can do easily, but I can't even get to this step).
3) Change my GoDaddy domain's Registrar to Dreamhost, so I never have to deal with them again, they suck.
4) blog about how damn frustrating this journey was.
Sorry for my post length.. I wanted to be thorough in my explanation, but really all I did was ramble and cry. Frustration...... lol