How to Migrate your Blog

How to Migrate
Wordpress, Blogger and Tumblr Blog

Step 1 – Export Data from WordPress.com 

Sign in to your WordPress.com account and go to your blog’s Dashboard. Click on Export under Settings Menu

Step 2. On the next screen click Export All

Wait!

Hopefully, you will see the screen below – you can download straight away or click on the link within your email.

Download (Save) the zip (compressed) file.  Make a note of where it has been stored on your local machine.

Make sure that you unzip the file!

Step 3:  Choose your ISP (Internet Service Provider)

There are a large number of ISP companies available. Just search for WordPress hosting.

Here is an article that lists the best WordPress hosting companies for 2018.

Here is a video on How to install WordPress on Bluehost

Here is an excellent video from 123-reg who my blog is hosted with which gives a complete walkthrough.  Even if you don’t go with them, the video is very comprehensive.

Choose your domain name. There is normally an annual charge for this. A domain name is how your blog/website will be known on the internet.  Examples of domains are google.com, facebook.com, bbc.com.

Step 4: Setting up WordPress

Now that you have exported your WordPress.com data, the next step is to set up a fresh WordPress install on your web hosting. WordPress is very easy to install, and it only takes a few clicks. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to install WordPress within 5 minutes.

Once you have installed WordPress, it is time to import your content into your new self-hosted WordPress website.

Click on Tools then Install Now under WordPress

The wheel will turn and change to Run Now.

Click Choose File and find the file that you downloaded before.

Make sure that you unzipped the file first otherwise you get an error.

Click on Submit, I went with the defaults and also selected Import Attachments.

Setting your WordPress.com blog to private

The last step would be to set your WordPress.com blog to private. If you don’t want to redirect your old users to your new site, then go ahead and follow this step. Go to the Reading page under the Settings tab, from your WordPress.com Dashboard and select the last option, “I would like my blog to be private, visible only to users I choose”.

That’s it! Enjoy WordPress and its many features.

 

Exporting from Blogger

Click on Settings from Blogger then select Back Up Content

Click on Save to Your Computer

 

Exporting from Tumblr

Click on the Icon in the top left corner and then settings

Click on the Blog that you want to export

Scroll down to bottom of the Settings and then select Export

 

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