Importing blog content from Typepad to specific category on WP.com blog

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  • #142430

    archcrone
    Member

    I have searched through the “importing” topic and have not found my answer. I apologize if this has been addressed already.

    I had closed down my solo blog at Typepad, and started a group blog here at WP.com. What I would like to do is import my 3+ years of posts to a specific category (to be created and added) on the wp.com blog. Is there anyway of doing this using the import tool under manage or do I need to do this by hand?

    #142635

    cornell
    Member

    Having searched through the forum and FAQ posts I can’t find a definitive answer for you I’m afraid.

    Does typepad allow you to categorise posts?

    Perhaps you could create a second (private) blog with a random name and try the import to that to see what happens?

    I *suspect* that it will put it in a single category by default but can’t promise anything.

    Please post back and let us know what happens!

    Thanks

    #142679

    archcrone
    Member

    Cornell, Typepad does categorize posts. While importing these posts to wp, wp creates the new category (if you don’t already have the same).

    I was hoping to create a “soloblogarchive” category and place all the old posts there. But, that’s okay…I’ll deal with it.

    I did not think of creating a second blog before importing to the group blog. Something to remember in the future.

    #142700

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can set your default category to soloblogarchive and see if it works retroactively. Do that on your Options page. Let us know if it works.

    #142841

    archcrone
    Member

    Raincoaster, some of my categories were the same on the solo-blog, and during the import those posts automatically integrated with the WP posts of the same category. For the most part, the categories weren’t all written the same (differences like using & or and), and those categories were easy enough to edit as sub-categories of Soloblogarchives after the import.

    All in all, not too much cleaning up — but there is some dusting along the shelves to do. Thanks for the ideas.

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