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[resolved] Migrating from Blog-City.com to WordPress -- how to export & import? (6 posts)

  1. Torley
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello, I'm new here and was giving WordPress a good shot -- I marvelled at how quickly it was to set up, pretty fun. I currently have a blog on Blog-City.com and although they've been great to me, I want to explore seeing if I can migrate over and how smooth a transition can be.

    I haven't found much into on this at all, so it's been pretty tough. I've googled and searched through these support archives but I'm at a loss with what to do. Blog-City allows me to backup files as XML or CSV, so I have those files sitting around waiting to be played with. I don't see an XML importer, though, so I'm confuzzled as what to do next. Once I get a grip on this I will be a lot more comfortable -- in the meantime it's a lot of experimentation and just getting used to things.

    Also, another question please: how is backing up a WordPress blog to one's hard drive done? Is there an easy tutorial on it somewhere? I have a feeling I'm missing the obvious, because I've poked around for that too. Just curious. :)

    Thanxaroonie and hope to find out how to do this soon! :D

  2. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is a page on the Codex about importing content
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content
    and also from the Main page
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
    you'll find info about backup (Advanced Topics section)

  4. Torley
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thankee, I did see those pages and I should elaborate on my confusion by saying why that hasn't worked for me so far. My current blog has an RSS, but only for the most recent entries -- there doesn't seem to be a way for me to get archives of previous months like I can with XML. I was looking for a generic XML importer in WordPress and couldn't find one. :(

    Also, the following weird things happen, I'll try to describe them as best as I can:

    -a lot of characters, including punctuation like apostrophes, get turned into things like "'" and I have no idea why
    -looking at the imported monthly test archive I did on WordPress, if I load the main http://www.torley.com/blog/ page all the formatting is there, but going to http://www.torley.com/blog/?m=200506 shows it as plaintext and stripped
    -indentations have vertical lines to the left of them -- now, is this something to do with the chosen template?

    I know I must be overlooking something here. What else should I be going for? Thanks a lot for helping me increase my understanding. If I can get this all smoothed out I will go YAYZERAMA! :)

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    For the different look of the archives see
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/38519

  6. Torley
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Aha! Thanks -- wow, this is really a paradigm shift for me. A lot of things I'm going to be getting used to over time, I hope.

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