what is an WordPress eXtended RSS (WXR) file?

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  • #39271

    donkeydigest
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    Hi. I’m moving a wordpress blog that was hosted elsewhere to wordpress.com. I’d like to import all post and such from my previous blog but wordpress.com is asking for a “WordPress eXtended RSS (WXR) file.” Is that something I can pull from my former configuration from my old host?

    Thank you so much in advance.

    #39458

    timethief
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    This much I know: if you had a wordpress blog hosted elsewhere then it was a wordpress.org blog which is written in a different code than wordpress.com blogs. http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=3700&replies=1

    As for what to do next I do not know the answer. Starting with your former host or with sending an email to wordpress.org support may be the way to go.

    #39474

    you can export it from your old wordpress configuration (if you still have it) by installing this plugin:
    http://www.technosailor.com/wordpress-to-wordpress-import/
    it will create a wp-export tab under ‘manage’ in your dashboard.
    additionally, you may have difficulty with caregories and authors importing correctly. i’d suggest creating a test blog and trying the import there before messing up your primary blog. my experiences are here:
    http://sunburntkamel.archgfx.net/2006/11/02/import-wordpress/

    #39789

    thanks i think it will be useful

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