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I have installed wordpress.org on my computer system, and I exported a copy of the website, to my computer, from wordpress.com.

I want to work with my website, on my computer within wordpress.org, but I can't figure out how to get these two things to connect.

I have read all the instructions, but I'm still lost.

Can anyone please explain it to me in plain english?


asked May 28 '12 at 22:03

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Are you trying to recreate your blog on your computer?? What operating system are you using?

(May 28 '12 at 22:20) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

wordpress is pretty simple you can set up a premade theme to use right on there we site then you canuse Windows Live Essentials ( windows writer) or a number of other blog writer aps.. they are very easy to set up bsically name of service wordpress then your user name and password , after that its pretty much like typeing your message here on this forum..

if your going to try and make custom themes your going to have to learn and understand style sheets and programming there are a beginner tutorials at word press for this ..



word press is pretty much set up to be a blog or news feed you can do customized themes far easyer to use the free offering or paid varity others offer :)

just keep in mind do not use any WYSIWYG editior on ready made themes it these editors make changes that can mess things up ..

answered May 28 '12 at 22:25

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edited May 28 '12 at 22:27

And you have others like myself who use a home web server with IIS or Apache on their web servers at home and install the themes directly there with PHP and Mysql install on the web server. This is why I was also asking if he was trying to set it up at home with a home made web server with Windows or a Linux server at home as well. To Make things clear on which way they are going on it.

answered May 28 '12 at 22:30

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ok your reply wasnt there yet before I started my post :)

(May 28 '12 at 22:38) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

though I have dealt and set these things up in the past today is just far easyer to geta domain name and use that from there sight all the work is done and you get the same results ..

(May 28 '12 at 22:41) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

Yeah but sometimes you know if you want to do something specific that instead of paying extra over there. And not to put wordpress down either. And you want a little bit more control of what you want to do with it sometimes you need to make it more locally than out on the net. Sometimes you have to do it locally. I guess it is just a matter of preference on certain things as well. Mine was always more local to do a lot of intensive testing to see what it can do.

(May 28 '12 at 23:16) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

Hi everybody ... I really appreciate the help however I think I need to clarify my problem...

I have been working with WP for a while now. And I have been using Wordpress.COM

I'm comfortable with CSS and HTML. and I have created a website within Wordpress.COM

The problem came up when I wanted to import my website onto my computer so that I could work with in within Wordpress.ORG and then, after I'm finished just upload it to my domain.

Last night I installed WampServer and, hopefully I will install Wordpress.ORG.

Then the next challenge will be to import my webiste, hopefully, without loosing to many pics/etc on the way.

If anyone has any suggestions regarding, either the install of WP.ORG or importing my website from WP.COM I would really appreciate hearing them.

Cheers, Monaleasaa

PS... I'm running Win 7 and Firefox...

answered May 29 '12 at 13:33

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Are you using a windows environment? If you are using windows. Why not just install the component IIS which is part of windows as a component. mysql for the database, and PHP which is the a scrpting language. WAMP and LAMP are fine for testing things out. But I don't really trust those at 100%. If you have a spare computer that is doing nothing. With IIS install in the windows components it comes with ftp in there. Just need to put a check mark for it to get installed at the same time. That's what I would do personally. And install the rest as usual. they are easy to configure. Once set up you'll be fine.

(May 29 '12 at 16:01) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

interesting I dont find any FTP option so actually down loading anything from there best info I can find is export import by creating an XML file of all your posts ..

answered May 29 '12 at 15:47

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FTP will not show under wordpress options when you are an admin to your own wordpress account there. FTP is an application that you need to download like Filezilla to do that part. And have it running under Apache or under IIS (Internet Information Services.) on IIS under windows components or windows servers. I think also Linux/Unix has it as well with Apache there too. IIS, Apache, and Filezilla are all free components/Apps that you can install directly or download them from the internet.

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