24 Export and import

We’ll look at:

  1. How to export entries from a WordPress blog.
  2. How to import entries to a WordPress blog.

Extension activity: How to export entries from a Blogger blog to a WordPress blog. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A2NATnKhss

Further theory:

Why you may wish to transfer, if not to a KCL site:

If you use WordPress.com you’ll be good for a bit. You may get frustrated later if you wish to:

  • add Google ads

  • add plugins to go beyond the functionality their platform provides.

Later, to have full control, you may wish to move to a self-hosted WordPress. This is a lot like buying your own house: it’s all on you from now on. This talk is about how to set up your own first place, so we look at hosted versions, either on WordPress.com or KCL; it would be a bigger leap to go from zero to self-hosting.

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