Install WordPress while domain is redirected

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citizensocial / 8 Points
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2012-04-18 11:58 am EST
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Dns Nameserver Changes
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Hi, All.

I have an existing WP site: http://citizenssocial.wordpress.com

I have the domain citizensocial.com with you guys that I am trying to use for that WP site.

Question:
Should I be trying to do this through WP directly since it is an existing site or through my control panel?

Here is what I tried on the cPanel:
--I used "install WP" here thinking that would be a simple wizard to achieve this, but that does not look correct (or perhaps I'm being impatient!?)

You'll note I have a redirect on right now to my tumbler blog while I figure this out which you are free to remove to troubleshoot if you'd like.

Problem:
When you take the redirect off, you'll see it points to a generic, unedited starter WP template which spooked me for a moment with the thought that I killed my existing WP site or something.

I'm a newbie here and looking for a suggestion.

Thanks!
CitizensSocial

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Timothy S.
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501 Points
2012-04-18 12:13 pm EST
Hi CitizensSocial,

Thanks for posting your questions. I'm more than happy to help you today. WordPress.com websites are hosted there. Currently, you'll need to transfer your WordPress.com website. Here's a tutorial on migrating your wordpress.com website to a self hosted wordpress installation:

Migrating WordPress.com websites to WordPress self-hosted

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.

Thanks!

Tim S

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