Importing Data in WordPress blog is sometimes require when you have some other blog such as Tumblr, LiveJournal, Blogger, WordPress and you want to import your post and pages from there to your new or old WordPress Blog. It is not feasible to write everything from the beginning because time is precious.
WordPress Provides a simple import functionality which can be used to import data in WordPress from various blog resources. In this tutorial you will learn import data in WordPress.
Import Data from WordPress to WordPress
- If you are running import data first time then WordPress will ask you to install WordPress Importer plugin
- Export your existing WordPress Blog and download XML file
- Click Upload file and Import
- Select user name for which these new post will be added.
Import Tumblr Data in WordPress
- if you want to import Tumblr Data in WordPress then you need to create app by visiting http://www.tumblr.com/oauth/apps url which will show you below screen fill the required details such as Applicaiton website and Call back with your website name
- Write your OAuth Consumer Key and secret key
- Enter your Outh key and secret key on below screen after clicking Tools->Import
- Click on Authorize the application button which will authorize your blog with Tumblr
- You need to authorize your app and click finish to start the import
Importing Data From Blogger to WordPress
- If you want to import data from blogger to WordPress then you need to first install blogger installer plugin from wordpress.org. Using this blogger importer plugin you can import categories, post, draft post, comment and pages.
- After installing blogger installer plugin you need to authorize you blog with Google services as shown below
- It will show you all your blog with import link as shown in below screenshot which will allow you to import your blogger post, comment etc.
- All Blogger Data will be imported to your WordPress blog successfully.
That is all about Import Data in WordPress. I hope that you now understand how you can benefit from import data in wordpress functionality if you are planning to increase number of posts in your WordPress Blog without writing new one. You can read detail import options from WordPress Documentation Importing Content.
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