Tools->Import doesn't handle RSS files

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  • #1409210

    suranap
    Member

    I have a blog on Hubspot (a marketing product) that I’d like to import to WordPress. The documentation says there’s an RSS importer tool available, but I don’t see it in Tools->Import. Instead, those only have specific blog platforms.

    Which Import tool can I use to import an RSS file?

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

    #1409309

    timethief
    Member

    The only advertising program here is WordAds http://wordads.co/ and it lets WordPress.com bloggers with moderate to high traffic and appropriate content blogs on their own domains turn on ads and earn money from their blogs.

    Please read this > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Be aware that no blogger initiated advertising of any kind or sponsored content or paid content is allowed on free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

    You may want to review the information at these links below outlining the grounds for blog suspension before you get too far along:
    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/

    There is no upgrade you can purchase that changes anything at all stated here http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #1409350

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    You can follow blogs using RSS in the WordPress.com Reader, but this is not an import tool — it is for following new posts on other blogs.

    We have a full guide for importing blogs here: Import

    If we do not have an importing tool for your particular platform, you will need to try and convert it into one of the accepted formats so that you can use the proper importer.

    Also, as timethief mentioned, please make sure that your blog meets our terms of service, especially the types of allowed blogs mentioned here: http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    #1409359

    suranap
    Member

    To help other people out, here’s the solution. For some inexplicable reason the WordPress.com product doesn’t support importing from an RSS feed. The self-hosted WordPress.org product does support this. The solution is to install WordPress somewhere (or use a VM from bitnami). In there you’ll find Tools->Import->RSS feed. You may need to install this add-on.

    1. Download your RSS feed into a file
    2. Import it into your installed WordPress
    3. Export into the WordPress format
    4. Import this into your WordPress.com blog

    I only needed to import posts, not comments. It didn’t capture authors or tags. But it’s good enough for me. Hope this helps.

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