I had about 20+ blog posts on my old site (which I’m eventually closing down) that I wanted to import into Painted Plum. Instead of copying and pasting each individual post (which would have taken forever), I used a handy dandy free plugin called WordPress Importer.
- Here I am in the WordPress Dashboard of my old site. Click on “Tools” which will open up a sub-menu. Click on “Export”.
- This gives you the option to export “All Content”, or posts and pages. In my case, I simply want my blog posts so I click “Posts” which then gives me the option to specify a category, author, date range and status. I want all of my blog posts so I leave the default settings as is and then click “Download Export File”. Make sure you save the file on your desktop where you can find it.
- Once I have my file saved, I go to my Painted Plum dashboard and click on “Tools” and then “Import”.
- Click on “WordPress” at the bottom of the list. This will prompt you to install the WordPress Importer plugin.
- Once you have installed the WordPress Importer, click on “Activate Plugin and Run Importer”.
- Once activated, click on “Browse” and locate the file you exported in Step #2. Click “Upload File and Import”.
- On this screen, you can assign a different author if you’d like. I am keeping it as is however I checked off “Download and Import File Attachments” because I want to import the blog images too. Click “Submit”.
That’s it! You should now see a “Success” message saying that your blog posts have been imported into your new blog! Pretty quick huh? Beats copying and pasting each post individually!
At this point you can delete the WordPress Importer plugin if you don’t think you’ll use it again. So what do you think? Would you recommend this plugin to your friends? Leave me a comment below detailing your experience using WordPress Importer or if you have a better way of tackling this job – I would love to hear from you!