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  • Resolved Stingraynut


    I successfully transferred all of my worpdress site except the links.

    I’ve searched on Google and at & .com. It seems there used to be a ‘manage Links’ facility. I have tried copying the wp-links.opml.php file from old site to new – no luck.

    This has also made me realise that I am not backing up the links on other wordpress sites.

    How can I import/export the links?

    BTW my transfer went like clockwork using instructions here –

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    Find the address of wp-links-opml.php this file will create an opml file of the links.


    Go to ‘IMPORT’ on new site, choose ‘BLOGROLL’ and enter the address of you old wp-links-opml.php file

    select category- all links will import into one category, they have to be manually sorted afterwards, that’s not too hard.

    All mine go into a category called LINKS, which I had already created on the new site, so I selected that and saved having to move them afterwards.

    Click on ‘IMPORT OPML FILE’

    (When the upload is complete, sort into categories if necessary.)

    How I worked it out and how to backup your Blogroll/Links –

    After some more searching I realised that the wp-links-opml.php file CREATES an .OPML file. I entered into a browser window and voila!! there were my links listed. I copied that to notepad and saved it as an opml file, to keep as a backup.

    Note:I could have uploaded that file using IMPORT>BLOGROLL but decided to keep it simple by letting the IMPORT>BLOGROLL page go to the old site and get the file itself.

    I searched everywhere for this answer and it’s a great feeling to have worked it our myself haha! Hope this will help someone else.

    Hey. Thanks for the Solution. Just what I was looking for. When you say importing links from OLD site to NEW site, both sites are of different domains?

    If it’s the same domain, I just have the backup the wp-links-opml.php from the old site and then export it to the new site right?

    Oh nvm. I found that I can download the blogroll using this solution

    Import & Export Links


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