Export and import wordpress Data with images tutorial-Export your post,comments etc to new domain

WordPress data is in the form of .xml file. When you move from free wordpress to self-hosted wordpress or move your old domain to a new domain/new host or vice versa, you need to export .xml file that contains your all posts, pages, comments, images etc. While taking backup, you can export this data and save on your computer’s hard drive.

While moving wordpress, first you need to do following steps:

1) Export

2) Import

——————————————————————————————————————–

How to Export WordPress Database?

———————————————————————————————————————–

As I said, this data is in .xml file, you need to download this file on you hard drive. following is a step by step guide to export wordpress data:

  1.  Go to your wordpress dashboard
  2.  On the left side menu, usually before settings, it is button called “Tools”. while taking cursor on “tools”, you will see options like Import, Export.
  3. Hit “Export” and save .xml file on you computer.
  4. Check following image for clear explanation.

———————————————————————————————————————————–

How to Import WordPress Database?

————————————————————————————————————————————-

At your new host/domain, you need to import your old database that contain you all blogpost, pages, images etc in order to maintain your indexed pages/Link juice.

  1.  Go to your wordpress dashboard
  2.  On the left side menu, usually before settings, it is button called “Tools”. while taking cursor on “tools”, you will see options like Import, Export.

Hit “Import” and you will see page as in below image. 

  •    Select last option, if you are importing from WordPress. You can switch blogging platform from blogger, tumbler    etc to wordpress.
  •  It now will suggest you to download WordPress Importer Plugin. Download wordpress importer plugin.
  •  Select .xml file from your computer that we have saved earlier while exporting Database.
  •   You will see your all posts/comments/pages/images at new domain/host.

Isn’t it easy? So if you want to move self-hosted wordpress to free wordpress/blogspot, you can follow same steps. In the past it  was happen to me when I didn’t want to pay money for hosting and simply I closed my blog because that time I didn’t know about this simple export/import things. So if  you stop blogging and don’t want to pay hosting fees, simply export/Import your database to Free blogging platform like Blogger/Wordpress( Weebly doesn’t allow export/import feature)

Pin It

Get Latest Tutorials and News straight into your inbox. Enter your email address, hit "Subscribe" button and confirm your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Comments

  1. “How to Export and import a wordpress blog with screenshot guide | Blogging Tips|How To Guides|Earn Money Online|SEO|Education” was a quite nice posting, .
    Keep composing and I will continue viewing! I appreciate it ,Doreen

Trackbacks

  1. […] How to Export and import wordpress Database with screenshot guide | Yahoo!All In One. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]

  2. […] guide to Export WordPress blog 8 Jan http://www.yaio.net/2012/01/03/export-and-import-wordpress-data-with-image-tutorial-export-your-post…  Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

Speak Your Mind

*