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 Wordpress:

1. Log into your Wordpress dashboard

2. Go to Tools > 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 your UO Blog:

4. Log into your dashboard

5. Go to Tools > Import

Screenshot showing the Tools options. The second option, Import, is highlighted.

6. Choose "Wordpress"

A screenshot of the Import options. The "Wordpress" link is the last option in the lower left corner.

7. Click "Choose File" and browse to find the file you saved earlier

 

8. Click "Upload file and import"

Screenshot of the Import Wordpress page. The "Upload file and import" button is highlighted in the lower left corner.

9. Assign the posts to an existing user by selecting the user from the drop down menu labeled "-Select-". Please Note: 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.

10. If you wish to include file attachments with the posts be sure to check the box under "Import Attachments"

NOTE: The site in which you are exporting content from, the privacy settings must be set as public in order to import the images into your new site. 

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.

11. 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.

Details

Article ID: 50024
Created
Mon 3/12/18 12:43 PM
Modified
Tue 9/18/18 12:15 PM