Migrate a Site to WordPress from Another Platform

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You can migrate from a number of different platforms to Pressable. This guide will walk you through some of the most common platforms.

From WordPress.com

If you are a WordPress.com user and are interested in migrating a WordPress site to a self-hosted option it’s easy to do.

Log into your WordPress.com website and navigate to Tools > Export

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Choose the content you wish to import to your new website. Your options include:

  • All content
  • Posts – filter by category, author, date range or post status
  • Pages –  filter by author, date range or status
  • Feedback
  • and more

How to Export WordPress content

When you’re happy select “download export file”. The XML file will download.

Open your new WordPress website and navigate to Tools > Import.

How to Import WordPress content

You’ll be given a list of available importers. Select the WordPress importer. Install the plugin. Click Activate & Run Importer.

Install WordPress Importer Plugin

How to use WordPress Importer Plugin

Select the file that you downloaded from WordPress.com. Click Upload File and Import.

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You will be asked if you wish to import the author or to assign to an existing user.

You can also choose to download and import file attachments. When you’re happy click Submit.


From Blogger

Log in to WordPress and navigate to Tools > Import.

Select Blogger and install the importer. When it is installed click “Activate Plugin & Run Importer”.

Click the “Authorize” button. This will give WordPress access to your blogger account.

You will be redirected to Google where you will be asked if you want to give WordPress access to your account. If you’re happy click “Grant Access”.

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You’ll be given a list of the blogs which you can import. Select the one you want and click “Import”.
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If you’re migrating from Wix, you can check out our full guide on migrating from Wix to WordPress.

If you have any questions, please submit a ticket via your my.pressable.com control panel.

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