Importing & Exporting

Importing

Perhaps you have an existing blog or other website that you would like to move over to Dartmouth WordPress. If your site is in a supported blogging platform, you can move the content of your existing site over relatively easily, rather than copying and pasting pages one by one. Supported blogging tools include: Blogger, LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad, Tumbler, other WordPress sites, and RSS (output by most blogging a news sites).

To import your blog from one of these other platforms, go to Tools > Import from the dashboard and select your platform. The process is different for each, and you will be guided through.

You will be asked to map users from your old blog to users on your new site. Pages and posts must be assigned to a user with a NetID username on sites.dartmouth.edu . Users without NetIDs will not be able to login to the system. It is easiest to create your create your users on your sites.dartmouth.edu website first, and then map posts and pages to them. But, if you forget, this can be done after the fact. If you have any questions or would like help with the import process, please contact us.

Please note that the theme, plugins and other custom functionality from your existing blog will not be imported. Generally, only posts, pages, categories and authors will be preserved.

Exporting

Alternatively, you may wish to move your site off of Dartmouth WordPress and import it to a different blogging platform (or, another WordPress site). For example, if you leave Dartmouth, your NetID will no longer be active and you will not be able to log into your site. If you would like to keep your Dartmouth WordPress site you should export it while your NetID is still active.

To export your site, go to Tools > Export from the Dashboard.

This will download a special file to your computer that can then be uploaded to another WordPress installation, or possibly other platforms.

Please note: The Export function will only export posts, pages, comments, terms, and menus from your site. It will not export themes, plugins, or any special functionality provided by plugins.