How to Export and Import a WordPress Blog

WordPress is the most popular platform which provides blogging facilities to its users. You can either create a free blog or you can pay for buying your own domain. By creating a blog, you can not only interact with your target audience, but you can also earn a good amount of money through advertisement. In addition, you can also export or import your WordPress blog data to or from any other blog by following the given steps.

Things Required:

– WordPress blog
– WordPress account
– Other blog account or accounts (where you are moving your content)
– Your own domain and hosting server

Instructions

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    First of all, you need to log on to your WordPress account. Just enter your username and password in the respective fields and sign in. Then, go to the option ‘Manage’ which is given in the dashboard of your blog.

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    After that, you have to click on ‘Export’ option which will take you to another menu which will allow you to export any of your blog content by making a unique file of the data. Just click on ‘Download Export File’ after creating it. Make sure that your internet connection is working fine. You will have to wait for a while so that the file is downloaded completely. It will take few minutes depending upon your internet speed.

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    After downloading the export file, find it in your computer and make sure that you downloaded the whole file.

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    Then, you have to log on to your new WordPress blog account on which you want to export the data. Go to your blog’s dashboard and select the ‘Manage’ option which is given in the menu bar. Then, find the option ‘Import’ from all the options and click on it. You will see many other options under the import menu according to the blogs you have. Just click on the ‘WordPress’ option and upload the downloaded export file from your computer.

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    When the upload is complete, you will be able to find your content on your blog which you imported. To verify it, you can go to your blog and view all the pages to see whether you have got all the desired data on your blog or not. On the other hand, if there is something missing, you can go back to your other blog and export the data again.

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