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  1. Hi

    I am trying to import all my data from my tumblr blog to my new WordPress one. I have had the tumblr account for many years so there is a fair bit of data, mainly photographic. I have worked out how to start the transfer. I just have a few questions on it, if anyone has the answers, that would be great;

    When all the data is transferred to WordPress will it be in the same date order as it is on Tumblr?

    Will it erase of data on my Tumblr site?

    Is there a way to redirect traffic from Tumblr to the new WordPress account?

    Will all images be pulled over ok?

    Think thats all for now

    Thank you!

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

  2. Hi there!

    I'm happy to help answer your questions.

    When all the data is transferred to WordPress will it be in the same date order as it is on Tumblr?

    Yes.

    Will it erase of data on my Tumblr site?

    No.

    Is there a way to redirect traffic from Tumblr to the new WordPress account?

    At this time, no. However, if you use a custom domain on Tumblr, you can set up domain mapping and point your domain to your new WordPress.com blog. Here's more information on that upgrade: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    Otherwise, you will have to post a link on your Tumblr blog directing your readers/followers to your new WordPress.com site.

    Also, we don't have any way to take your Tumblr URL and direct it here, but there may be something that Tumblr could do on their end. I recommend checking with them.

    Will all images be pulled over ok?

    We try super hard to make sure that all your Tumblr content, including your images, are imported into your WordPress.com blog. Videos you had uploaded to Tumblr are imported into VideoPress and other embeds are converted to use shortcodes. Sometimes the importer finds an embed it can’t convert and a list of these is included in the import completion email for you to check.

    I hope that clarifies things!

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