If you are moving to a self-hosted blog using the WordPress.org software, you first need to obtain web hosting and have your WordPress.org blog/site up and running before transferring your content.
- In the old blog; go to Tools – Export and download the XML (WXR) file to your computer.
- In the new blog; go to Tools – Import – WordPress and upload the file you downloaded in step 1.
Make sure that you choose the option to Download & import file attachments.
You will also need to download and install any themes or plugins, as these will not be transferred. Widgets will also need to be setup again.
If you need help with this, just let us know and we will be happy to help.