UO Blogs: How To Import Content From Another Blog

Overview

This article provides instructions on how to import content from another blog.

Information

When importing content from a Wordpress blog each post and page will be assigned to a current user on your UO Blog. Make sure you add the user, which you wish to assign post and pages to, to your blog before you go through this process. Currently you cannot create a new user during the process.

In the blog you wish to export data from:

  1. Log in to your Wordpress dashboard.
  2. Select Tools, then Export.
    Screenshot showing the Tools options. The fourth option, Export, is highlighted.
  3. Choose Download Export File and save it to your hard drive.
    Screenshot of the Choose what to export page. The "Download Export File" button is in the lower left corner.

In the blog you wish to import data into:

  1. Log in to your dashboard.
  2. Select Tools, then Import.
    Screenshot showing the Tools options. The second option, Import, is highlighted.
  3. Choose Wordpress.
    A screenshot of the Import options. The "Wordpress" link is the last option in the lower left corner.
  4. Click Choose File and browse to find the file you saved earlier.
  5. Click Upload file and import.
    Screenshot of the Import Wordpress page. The "Upload file and import" button is highlighted in the lower left corner.
  6. Assign the posts to an existing user by selecting the user from the -Select- drop-down menu. 
    • You must select a user from the drop down menu. Using the "Import author" function will not work.
      Screenshot of the Import Wordpress page after clicking the "Upload file and import" button. The "assign posts to an existing user" option is highlighted in the middle left corner.
  7. If you wish to include file attachments with the posts, check the box under Import Attachments.
    • In order to import the images into your new site, the site in which you are exporting content from must have privacy settings set as public.
      Screenshot of the Import Wordpress page after clicking the "Upload file and import" button. The "Import Attachments" option is highlighted in the lower left corner.
  8. Click Submit.
    Screenshot of the Import Wordpress page after clicking the "Upload file and import" button. The "Submit" option is highlighted in the lower left corner under the Import Attachments option.

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Article ID: 50024
Created
Mon 3/12/18 12:43 PM
Modified
Wed 1/5/22 12:11 PM