Hi y’all!! So this is not a post that I want to be writing. However, I am feeling quite desperate.
I am having a horrible time getting switched over to a self-hosted blog. I have signed up with Bluehost and have downloaded WordPress.org through them. I have gone through the process of exporting my blog files from WordPress.com and have attempted to import them to my WordPress.org account I can’t even tell you how many times. The importing process always fails. After it “imports” there is never an “error” message or a “success message”- the screen is just blank, and when I go into my dashboard I can find some pictures and tags, but no posts. I have contacted the “help” area of Bluehost multiple nights this week and they can’t seem to figure it out. It is making me crazy!!
Has anyone had any similar experiences? Any ideas of what I can try/do differently?
Also, for those of you who paid for a “guided transfer,” was the cost worth it? Is there a money back guarantee should it not work?
And finally…for those who had someone else transfer their blog over that was not affiliated with WordPress, do you have any recommendations for who to use?
At this point I am basically desperate and looking for any help/advice you can give me!
Thanks SO much in advance!