First, forgive my ignorance--I'm a novice. My site's domain has been registered with GoDaddy for a long time. The site itself was built (hosted?) on a free Tumblr. I want to move the site to Wordpress and rebuild it completely.
What's the recommendation in terms of domain/hosting for this move? Do I need to transfer everything to Wordpress (domain & hosting)? Can the domain stay with GoDaddy and I just sign up for a Wordpress plan for hosting?
And, nuts and bolts, what do I need to do for the actual url to start showing up on the Wordpress build and no longer on Tumblr?
Thanks so much in advance,
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Here's the *basic* process...
=> Get hosting -- you can try Managed WordPress which comes with WordPress all setup and ready to go. You'll also have a temporary URL to use while working on the new site until you get it ready to launch. Being GoDaddy is your registrar nothing to do with that yet.
=> You can import posts from a Tumblr blog. Install Tumblr Importer and follow the instructions.
=> Then, install the theme you want to use and any plugins, tweak and customize.
=> When you are ready to launch, you change your domain's DNS nameservers back to GoDaddy and change the WordPress install to your dot com in your WordPress dashboard at Settings > General: WordPress Address and Site Address fields.