As you may have noticed, I recently converted my WordPress.com blog to a self hosted WordPress blog. It’s all shiny and new. Don’t worry – swapping your blog over may sound daunting and very techy-techy, but it’s actually quite straightforward.
This tutorial will show you how to swap your WordPress.com blog to a self hosted WordPress site. The benefits of changing over to your own domain name are numerous; access to Google Analytics, plugins, total customization, advert revenue and much more (see this infograph for more). A lot of web-hosting companies offer 1-click installations of WordPress, so before you start moving your blog over, install a fresh copy of WordPress. Here’s a tutorial on how to do that.