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What is WordPress Importer?
Have you ever felt the need to transfer your website content and data from one platform to another? Then you will love WordPress Importer, a flexible and free plugin created by the WordPress team. WordPress Importer enable users to import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags, and even images from one WordPress site to another.
How to Install WordPress Importer
Finally decided to use WordPress Importer? Not to worry, it is easy to install. There are two ways to install the plugin:
- Install using WordPress Backend:
- Install Manually:
Login to your WordPress site and navigate to the “Plugins” section on the left-hand menu. Click “Add New” and search for “WordPress Importer” in the search bar. After locating the plugin, click “Install Now” and then “Activate.”
Download the plugin file from the WordPress plugin repository using this link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-importer/. After downloading it, go to your WordPress site and navigate to the “Plugins” section on the left-hand menu. Click “Add New,” select “Upload Plugin,” then select the plugin file you downloaded. Click “Install Now” and then “Activate.”
How to Use WordPress Importer
Ready to import content from another WordPress site? Before using WordPress Importer, it is important to export the content from your original site. Follow these steps:
- Export Content from Old Site:
- Import into New Site:
- Review and Edit Imported Content:
Login to your old WordPress site and navigate to the “Tools” section on the left-hand menu. Click “Export” and select what content you want to export. Download the Export File.
Login to your new WordPress site and navigate to the “Tools” section on the left-hand menu. Click “Import” and select the “WordPress” option. Install the WordPress Importer plugin if you haven’t already. Click “Run Importer,” select your exported file, and map old authors to your new site. Select content you want to import and click “Submit.”
Review and edit content by checking for broken links, formatting issues, and missing images.
Transfering your content and data from one platform to another has never been easier with WordPress Importer. Install it today and move your website from one host to another or transfer content from one WordPress site to another in a breeze. Remember, while WordPress Importer is useful, some adjustments may be necessary to ensure you get the best results.