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How to import images from self hosted blog

  1. I am moving a self hosted wordpress blog back to wordpress.com and I see how to run an export on my current blog. When I do an import from wordpress.com I do not see an option to download attachments. My question is how do I include the post images in my import? When I do an import now the images are there but they still point to the media on my self hosted account so when thats gone the links will be broken, how do I import posts with images?

    The blog I need help with is blissconsciousness.wordpress.com.

  2. When you import, choose "Download and import file attachements" and they will automatically be downloaded from your old host. See Import — Support — WordPress.com for specifics.

    Now, this works if you have uploaded and embedded the images properly in the old site. If the links are relative or poorly linked, they may not all transfer over.

    Thanks.

  3. Hi this is what I thought but I never see the option "Download and import file attachements". In the old site, the images were added to posts using the add media button and uploaded this way.

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