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  • Resolved Floyd3


    I’m going to use wordpress as my content management system, but my current site, that I built with HTML from scratch, has over 1,000 pages.

    Do I have to create a new page 1 at a time, copy and pasting the old site to wordpress? Any ideas of how I can speed up this process?

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  • whooami



    pretty much, yes.. Unless you want to build the xml file for an import.

    Please go on. I don’t know what you mean by build xml file for an import.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    He means to take all your post content and manually make an XML file in the RSS format out of it, then import that.

    Basically, there’s no non-manual way to import content from manually created HTML pages. You need to get your content in a simpler form.

    I see. Thank you.

    Are there are any links you can give that give help on how to do this?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    It’s really not difficult enough to make a tutorial on it. I mean, it’s fairly straightforward.

    Take a look at any RSS feed. Copy and paste your content into a text file that looks more or less the same.

    After you make your file, use the RSS importer to import it into WordPress.

    Example RSS file:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <rss version="2.0" xmlns:dc="">
    <title>Name of Post</title>
    <pubDate>Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:12:16 +0000</pubDate>
    <description>Content of post goes here.</description>
    ... next item ...

    I’ll tinker with it, thanks again.

    Slightly different challenge: recipe site ( with some 480 individual recipes on pages with .shtml extension. There are some 1,600 external links to specific recipes in the website. Want to migrate to WP, but how to do so without losing existing links and search engine rankings?



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