Importing Blog Entries - Wordpress

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Importing your entries into Wordpress allows you to move your content between blogs or to restore your content from a backup archive. Wordpress and other blog systems (such as Blogger and Movable Type) can export an archive of your entries. To create an archive from our Movable Type server, please see: Exporting Blog Entries - MovableType

Importing an archive to Wordpress

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  1. Login to your blog at http://blogs.evergreen.edu/
  2. From the dashboard, select the Tools > Import
  3. Next you'll need to identify what type of archive file you're importing. For example, if your blog archive file is from Evergreen's WordPress server, you'll choose WordPress
  4. You will then need to follow the on-screen directions, which are very particular for each option.


What about images and attached files?

Depending on your source, it may import comments, categories, tags or users from your previous site. However, the above procedure will not include any images or files that you had uploaded to your blog. You will need to manually save those from each your previous site by right clicking on each image or file link and choosing Save as. Then re-upload them to your WordPress site and include them by editing your newly imported posts.

Note: If you are importing a WordPress site into blogs.evergreen.edu you will have the option to download and import media. This option is not available for wordpress.com sites.