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Transfer a Site to Another WordPress.com Account

You can transfer ownership of a site or blog to another WordPress.com account by following the steps in this guide.

If your site has the Business or eCommerce plan with plugins or third-party themes installed, the instructions in this guide do not apply. Please transfer the domain(s) first and then contact us for help to move the site to the new owner.

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Before You Proceed

Transferring a site or blog cannot be undone. By completing the transfer:

  • You will be removed as the owner of the site.
  • You will not be able to access the site unless allowed by the new owner.
  • Your posts on the site will be transferred to the new owner and will no longer be authored by your account.
  • Your WordPress.com plan and any other paid upgrades will be transferred to the new owner and will remain with the site.
  • Any domains owned by you and registered to the site will be transferred to the new owner and will remain with the site.

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Start the Transfer

These instructions apply if you are transferring a site or a blog.

Open the My Blogs page. Move your mouse over the site you would like to transfer and click the Transfer Blog link that appears. You will only see the option to transfer a site if you own it.

Transfer Blog option in My Blogs
Hover over the site and Transfer Blog will appear

Carefully read the warning message that appears on the next screen. If you wish to continue with the transfer, check the boxes to confirm and proceed:

Warning before confirming the site transfer
Read the warning and confirm the transfer to proceed

In the box that appears, enter the username or email address of the WordPress.com account you wish to transfer the site to, then click Transfer Blog.

Entering the username or email address of the recipient
Enter the username or email address of the new owner

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Confirm the Transfer

You will be sent a transfer confirmation email to the email address associated with your WordPress.com account. To proceed with the transfer, click the link in the email.

The transfer will not be completed until you click the link.

When you click the link in the email, you will be taken back to the My Blogs screen and will see a confirmation message:

Site or blog transfer complete message
You will see this message if the transfer was successful

The new owner will also receive a confirmation email:

New site owner confirmation emaik screenshot
Email received by the new owner

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Update the Domain Contact Details

Domain owners are required to provide current and valid contact information. After transferring the domain, please remind the new owner to update their domain contact information.

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