Perplexed and Bursting with Tips: Moving WordPress Posts
Are you feeling baffled about moving WordPress posts from one site to another? Fear not – it’s a crucial process for site consolidation, domain migration, and replicating posts. Here, we’ll examine both manual and automated steps to accomplish this daunting task.
Method 1: Manual Export and Import
The easiest way to transfer WordPress posts is to use WordPress’s inbuilt export and import features. Here’s how:
Step 1: Export Posts from the Original Site
Login to your WordPress site dashboard and go to “Tools” -> “Export” on the menu. You will see the “Export Settings” page, allowing you to select the content you want to export. Choose your options, then click “Download Export File”. You’ll receive a file titled “wordpress-export.xml” containing all the chosen posts.
Step 2: Import Posts to the New Site
Login to your new WordPress site dashboard and head to “Tools” -> “Import” on the menu. Choose WordPress from the list, install the importer plugin, and click “Run Importer”. Then, upload the “wordpress-export.xml” file from step 1. Select the author, and click “Submit”. The importer will then transfer all the posts to your new site.
Method 2: Automatic Migration Plugins
Another way to transfer posts is to use migration plugins that automate the process. Here’s how:
Step 1: Choose a Migration Plugin
Several migration plugins can transfer posts, including:
- All-In-One WP Migration
- WP Migrate DB
- WPvivid Backup Plugin
Step 2: Install the Migration Plugin
We’ll use the All-In-One WP Migration plugin for this demonstration. To install it, go to “Plugins” -> “Add New” on your WordPress dashboard menu. Find the plugin, click “Install Now”, and activate it.
Step 3: Export Posts from the Original Site
Head to “All-In-One WP Migration” -> “Export” on the menu. Choose the “File” option, scan your site, and click “Export to.” This plugin creates a file named “all-in-one-wp-migration-file-extension.wpress,” which you should download.
Step 4: Import Posts to the New Site
Install the All-In-One WP Migration plugin on your new WordPress site. Head to “All-In-One WP Migration” -> “Import” on the menu, click “Import from,” and upload the file from step 3. The plugin transfers all the data, and you’ll be notified once it’s done.
The process of transferring WordPress posts need not be confusing. Whether done manually or by using plugins, data backup is essential to avoid losing information. So, go ahead and replicate your posts!