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Moving archives and categories

  1. I don't know if I'm asking this in the right place, but I just transferred my WP.com blog to WP.org, hosted by BlueHost. Is there a file here somewhere that contains my archives, categories and blogroll info for easy export, or will I need to rebuild it from scratch?

  2. It most certainly is possible, but I have not tried it.

    A search of the forum turned up a number of threads. This thread may be of the most use as it is most recent.

    HTH

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    [Link fixed -drmike]

  3. yes, wank's response there is the correct one.

    steps:

    in your wordpress.com dashboard, go to Manage > Export.
    download that *.WXR file to your desktop.
    after you install wordpress (see instructions on wordpress.org),
    go download the wordpress migration tool
    and add the wordpress.php file to wp-admin/import
    in your regular blog, go to Import and click on wordpress.
    browse to the *.WXR file on your desktop, and import!

  4. Thanks, Sunburntka, I did that and got all my posts and comments moved over. I was looking for a way to specifically move my categories, archives and blogroll. I know they're in a file somewhere, I just don't know where. I'll ask over at the WP.org forums.

  5. categories are supposed to be included in the wxr file. if they're not, it's a bug.

    your blogroll is in a file,
    http://table4five.wordpress.com/wp-links-opml.php

    save that as an opml file, and go to Links > Import Links, and upload that file to your hosted blog.

  6. The categories should actually be contained with the Posts which are surrounded by 'item' tags. They aren't listed seperately.

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