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Importing from WordPress

In this video, we’re gonna take a look at how to transfer all your content from one WordPress blog to another. So this is the original WordPress blog, and you can see that this blog has got some number of content in it, and this is the new WordPress blog that you want to transfer the content to.

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So just go to the WordPress blog that has the actual content, click on Tools, and click on Export. So on this screen, you can choose to export content by all authors, or you can even select the individual authors. And then just click on Download Export File.

So all your content is now saved into an XML file, and what you’re going to do is save it to your computer. And in your new blog, log in to the WordPress dashboard, click on Tools, but this time, click on Import. And on the main import screen, you can see that you can actually import content from a lot of different blogging platforms, but scroll right to the bottom and you will see WordPress, so click on WordPress. And next, what you need to do is select the XML file that you just downloaded earlier, and then click on Upload File and Import.

So now, you can either create a new user or map all the content to an existing user in your blog. And if your blog has several images or attachments in it, then you may also want to download and import those images, or work, to your new blog instead of linking directly to the previous location of the images and attachments. And then, just click on Submit.

And now, you can see that all the content from my previous blog has been imported to the new WordPress blog. And you can always double check the existing content, and you can edit this content if you want to.

So now, let’s look at the actual blog itself. This is how my new blog used to look like, and this is the default content that appears whenever you install a WordPress blog, and now, I’m gonna refresh this page.

Okay, so now you can see that all my content has been imported to my new WordPress blog, along with any images and attachments. So that’s how easy it is to import content from one WordPress blog to another.