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Are you making the switch from Tumblr to WordPress.com? This page explains how to import your blog in four easy steps. (Also: welcome! We’ve got a Get Started guide just for you.)

Step One: Sign up for an account at WordPress.com

If you don’t already have an account here on WordPress.com, head over to the home page and get started!

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Step Two: Authenticate with Tumblr

To bring your Tumblr content to WordPress.com, go to your WordPress.com blog’s Dashboard (accessible in the drop-down menu under your blog’s name in the admin bar) and in the left-hand column of the Dashboard, go to Tools → Import.

Choose the Tumblr importer:

That link will begin the import process. Click the “Connect to Tumblr to begin” button:

connect to tumblr

You will then be directed to your Tumblr account to connect it to WordPress.com (or to the Tumblr login page if you’re not already logged in at Tumblr):

grant WordPress.com access to Tumblr account

Once you click Allow, your Tumblr account and WordPress.com account will be connected.

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Step Three: Import your content

The importer will then fetch a list of your Tumblr blogs and let you pick which one to import. Click Import this blog to get going.

Once you start the import, progress will be shown on the import page and you’ll receive an email when the import is finished.

We try super hard to make sure that all your Tumblr content, including your videos, are imported into your WordPress.com blog. Videos you had uploaded to Tumblr are imported into VideoPress and other embeds are converted to use shortcodes. Sometimes the importer finds an embed it can’t convert and a list of these is included in the import completion email for you to check.

If your Tumblr site has a custom domain (like you.com instead of you.tumblr.com), then you’ll need to disable the custom domain temporarily while the import is processed. You can do this by going to your Tumblr Dashboard, clicking on the Settings button and then un-ticking the “Use a Custom Domain” checkbox:

Then you’ll want to set up Domain Mapping on your WordPress.com blog so that your readers can use the same domain to reach your site as before.

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Step Four: Start using WordPress and create your own unique style

I’m still stuck!

If you’re having trouble with any part of the process, don’t hestiate to contact our Happiness Team. We’re here to help!

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