Transferring to WordPress blog
Apologies if I’m duplicating a query that’s already been addressed. (Please let me know if the answer to this query has been posted elsewhere.)
I currently have a blog from blogs.ie (http://clickhere.blogs.ie). It’s a WordPress set-up (although woefully out-of-date).
Does anyone know if it’s possible to easily transfer the posts from that blog to my WordPress blog (http://cliquezici.wordpress.com/)? (If needs be, I could do it manually.)
P.S. As may be evident, I have only the feintest level of techy knowledge, so do treat me with kid-gloves! :)
the easiest known to me way would be:
1. go to RSS2MT transformer, enter the following URL into the input field:
save to the text file what you get out there.
2. go to the Import tab on Wp.com Dashboard. Choose ‘Import Movable Type’.
use file saved in step 1. as a source.
not very ‘Potatriotique’ to leave .ie for .com though (sorry ;-)
I know – perhaps I’ll have to rename the blog unPotatriotique.. (doh..)
Anyway, cheers! – I’ll give that a go and see if I can wow myself with your techincal prowess.
P.S. When saving as a text file, do you mean in something like M$ notepad?
*wanders back to ditzy-land* ;-)
Okay, I’ve done steps 1 and 2 there, but something’s not quite right: If I’m logged in and viewing “Manage” my imported categories and posts show up (e.g. allowing me to edit them, etc.). When I go to http://cliquezici.wordpress.com/, however, nothing shows up.
do posts have a
In http://cliquezici.wordpress.com/ ? Nop. It doesn’t specify any status. (All that’s listed is ID, Date, Title, Categories, No. of comments, Author [imported posts don’t have an author name].)
Hm.. Maybe I should remain Potatriotique.. (Although therein lies the problem of not having a clue how to update the blog (WP) template. Oh, the perils of being a techy-illiterate..!)
seem like newly imported items have a ‘Draft’ status by default and should be ‘Edited/Published’ to bring’em to the life (alas, each post manually since dashboard doesn’t have mass edit controls).
and yes, you’ll have to make a step “0”, I forgot to tell you about: set an approrpiate number of msgs to export and [optionally] turn ‘Full Text’ mode at the original blog ‘Options/Reading’ page.
Maybe I should remain Potatriotique.. (Although therein lies the problem of not having a clue how to update the blog (WP) template.
well, they say: “Two moves are equal a fire” ;-)
Template tweaking ain’t an easy thing at all, may be you ought to ask some local template gurus at blogs.ie to help ya?
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