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Switching from Squarespace

  1. Hello,

    I am wanting to switch from Squarespace to wordpress.com. But I have two issues.

    One, how do I import and export my data?

    Two, am I able to do advertising on my website?

    Thank you,

    PJ Vea

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

  2. Two, am I able to do advertising on my website?

    Absolutely not. No blogger initiated advertising is allowed on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. Here's what gets a blog suspended:
    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

  3. If advertising is your thing then hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/ and set up your own WordPress.org install. wordpress.org/

    For clarity read > WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: The Differences

  4. One, how do I import and export my data?

    As I don't believe there's a specific importer for Squarespace sites, the only way I know of is to import the RSS feed of your site (if it has one) into WordPress.

    However, Squarespace might have a way to export the data in a way that WordPress can read. You might want to contact them to see if that is the case.

  5. Does this help?

    Hi there - did you already export an XML file following the Squarespace instructions here?
    http://help.squarespace.com/customer/portal/articles/724556-can-i-export-my-site-

    Once you've done the export, on your WordPress site, under Tools > Import, try importing your Squarespace XML file using the Moveable Type/Typepad option. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/squarespacecom?replies=13#post-1277363

  6. This answered all of my questions! :D Thank you for your help! :D

  7. You're welcome and best wishes.

  8. I'm also trying to switch from Squarespace to WordPress. I exported an XML file following Squarespace instructions. I imported it under Tools/Import in WordPress. I received an email saying "Your Movable Type import was successful"

    However there is nothing on my blog. The blog address is:

    http://kathiemacphee.wordpress.com

    Thanks for your help
    Kathie MacPhee

  9. I'll tag this thread for Staff assistance with your import. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  10. Thank you very much!

  11. You're welcome. Please be patient while waiting.

  12. They sent me another email - that's why I responded. Not used to forums and posting in single threads. Sorry about that!

  13. Could you please send us the import file by e-mail?

    Thank you!

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