I have had a wordpress.com blog going for a couple months, and , for several reasons, have decided to install wordpress on a server using the software from wordpress.org. This may be a pretty elementary question, and I apologize if it’s obvious, but is there a way to change my blog management, and, if so, how. Thanks!
The correct forum for those downloading and self hosting free software from wordpress.ORG is here http://wordpress.corg/support
You can export the contents of your wordpress.com blog out and import them into the self hosted wordpress.ORG version.
(1) In the old blog, go to Tools -> Export and download the XML file to your computer.
(2) In the new blog, go to Tools -> Import and upload the XML file you downloaded.
The links have to be exported separately in an OPML file. Export Links