A simple guide on how to import and export content in WordPress. If you want to move posts, pages on one WordPress blog to another one, then you need to export it as .XML file and later have to import it using WordPress importer plugin. Both Export and import options are available in WordPress by default and they can be directly accessed from WordPress dashboard. Apart from transferring content from one WordPress blog to another, you can import content from other blogging platforms Tumblr, Typepad etc but they will be discussed in upcoming articles.
All the content published on WordPress will be stored in the form of tables in database and it is regularly backup your WordPress website. It is not always necessary to import and export database tables for quick transfer of posts, pages, attachments etc from one WordPress blog to another. You can simple use the inbuilt WordPress Import and Export options. Lets see the how to part…
How to Import Content from a WordPress Site
Import content in WordPress in 4 simple steps for first time and in 2 simple steps from the 2nd time onwards. You need to install a plugin and later you can uninstall it, when done with the job.
Step 1: Login to WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Tools > Import Menu.
Step 2: you can see a list of available plugins to import content.
Step 3: Click on “WordPress” and you will be redirected to “WordPress Importer” plugin. Install and activate that plugin. You can also manually install that WordPress plugin by going to WordPress Importer official plugin page.
Step 4: That page will be automatically refreshed and you can see the import option. Browse and select the .XML file, import it by click on the below button.
Once done with these steps refresh you WordPress dashboard and you can see all imported posts, pages etc. Now, you have successfully imported content from .XMl file and lets see hot to export the same.
How to Export Content in WordPress Site
Exporting of Posts, Pages in WordPress is damn easy and all you have to do is, just click on “Export Download File”. A .XML file with all your content will be generated and will be available for instant download.
Hope you like this article on how to import and export content in WordPress and drop a comment here for any sort of queries.