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Web hosting / Wordpress problems
I have been working a bit on a website on wordpress.com . I purchased a domain name from dreamhost, and mapped it to my wordpress.
Having found this course, I am interested in customizing much more, etc. I purchased hosting and changed the DNS accordingly.
The issue is, when I go to my url.com/cpanel , it redirects me to my wordpress page.
Is there anything I can do ?
Thanks in advanced!!
Gary Calhoun10,317 Points
Well personally I have used dreamhost in the past I think they have an option called dreampress now (their version of wordpress customized). I know there is a wordpress site installer on there and to point it to your wordpress.com if you have a wordpress site already made I believe you need to install a plugin called Jetpack and then it will ask you to authorize and sign in with your wordpress.com account
Gary Calhoun10,317 Points
Automatic way kind of: You could try to just use a plugin called wp clone it works sometimes install wp clone and choose back up site and copy the url and install wp clone on the wordpress installation and choose restore from url and wait a little bit and see if that restores it for you otherwise you have to do it manually.
Warning!: Use caution and back up before doing this, this is just what I would do. If its redirecting to the old site then before you move a site you should go to settings>general and update the wordpress url and site admin. As soon as you do this it will point the site the domain
Manual Way: You could also if you can download all files via ftp and export the database usually though phpmyadmin and then upload via ftp to new host and then import database set database to be the same as in the wpconfig or you can install worpdress through 1 click installer and then when you overwrite files via ftp just don't upload the wp-config because it has the new db settings already.