How Do I Transfer My Website or Blog to Wordpress?

This article talks about how to move your website or blog over to WordPress. Instructions are provided for moving a website that is hosted on a CMS platform, moving a website that is not hosted on a CMS platform, and moving a blog that is hosted on a different platform.

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms for businesses and individuals. Because of the high visibility offered by WordPress, many people have decided to transfer their web content there. If you have a blog or website that you want to move to WordPress, then read on to learn how to make the move.

Moving Content from a Website with CMS

If the website you want to move is built on a CMS platform, then the moving process might be rather easy. WordPress has a number of plugins to make the process relatively simple. Go to the WordPress codex, which has a list of dozens of tutorials for importing web content from different CMS platforms. Check the list to determine if your site's CMS has a tutorial, and follow its instructions if it exists. If you cannot find your CMS on the list, check to see if your CMS platform has a tool of its own.

Moving Content from a Website with CMS


Without a CMS platform that WordPress recognizes, the task of moving your website is going to be a lot more difficult. You will have to create a WordPress site and then copy and paste the content from the website you want to move.

Moving Content from another Blog to WordPress

  1. Go to the WordPress home page.
  2. Log into your WordPress account.
  3. Select Settings from the menu on the left.
  4. Scroll down the page.
  5. Select Import.
  6. If the blog you want to transfer is hosted on Medium or is a different WordPress blog, click on the Start Import button for that host. If your blog is not hosted by either one, click on Other Importers to see a list of other blog platform options. Select Run Importer for your option, if it is listed.
  7. Log into the platform of the blog you want to move.
  8. Export your posts.
  9. Upload the resulting file to WordPress, following the instructions provided by the WordPress importer.
  10. Select Update File and Import.

If you need help with the process, contact WordPress customer service. There is no phone number, but there are email, chat, and help forum options.

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