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Import

Note: Some of the instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

Importing Content from Another WordPress Blog

To import the content of another WordPress blog into your current site, go to My Site → Settings and select Import from the Site Tools section at the bottom.

Click Start Import next to the WordPress importer.

For the import to work, you’ll need a valid .xml file. Drag your .xml file into the box, or click the box to browse to the file on your computer.

Once the file has finished processing the uploaded file, click the Start Import button. You will be asked to reassign the authors of the imported items to an existing user on the new site before starting the import process. Note that you can also import the content of a self-hosted WordPress blog.

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Importing Content from Another Platform

Note: The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

It is possible to import your blog content from a variety of other blogging platforms, including Medium, Blogger, Israblog, Movable Type, LiveJournal, Tumblr, Typepad, Xanga and more. To reach the import screen, simply log into your WP Admin dashboard, then go to Tools Import, choose your platform and follow the instructions.

Tools Import

Don’t See a Specific Importer for Your Blog’s Service?

For SquareSpace imports, make sure you’ve made an xml export (and confirm the file has the .xml extension at the end), and use the WordPress importer from your Tools → Import screen.

If we do not have an importing tool for your particular platform, you will need to try and convert it into one of the accepted formats so that you can use the proper importer. This means you first convert your blog to one of the services mentioned above (such as Blogger), and then import your blog from Blogger to WordPress.com.

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