How to import a Wordpress site to emyspot

If you have a blog or website that you’ve created using Wordpress, you can import it via the emyspot site manager to transfer the site content from Wordpress to your emyspot website.

Transfer

Export the Wordpress site content

Exporting your Wordpress site content is easy. Sign into your Wordpress account, then access the Dashboard of the site you want to export: 

  • Select the Tools > Export menu
  • Choose the Export option
  • Select the site content to export (you can export all site content, or just page or blog posts)
  • Click Download Export File

 An .xml format file will be downloaded – this is the file you’ll import in the next step.

Import your Wordpress site content

You’re now ready to import your blog or site content to emyspot. Sign into your site manager, and access the Settings > Global settings menu, then select Import.

On the page that opens, you’ll see the following options – you can leave their default settings or adjust them if you’d prefer:

  • Import blog: select to import all blog posts from your Wordpress site export file, including blog categories, tags and comments
  • Import pages: check this box to import any pages from your Wordpress site
  • Default webmaster: when blog posts are imported, the site manager will automatically check the identities of each poster against the email addresses of your site webmasters. Any posts for which no match can be made will be attributed to the default webmaster you select.
  • Create redirections: check this box to create URL redirection rules automatically for imported site content, from their existing addresses to their new addresses. Ensure you also transfer the domain name from your existing Wordpress site to your emyspot site for redirections to work.
  • Category prefix: if you’ve checked the redirection creation option, and you’d personalized the URL format of your Wordpress site blog categories, you can use enter that format here to ensure addresses and redirections are mapped correctly. If you hadn’t personalized the URL format of your Wordpress blog categories, leave the default value.
  • Tag prefix: replace the default tag prefix only if you’d personalized the tag format of your Wordpress site (see Category prefix above).
  • File: click to select the Wordpress .xml file you exported in the first step above.

Once you’ve finished setting up the import, click Save to begin the site import process, which can take up to 30 minutes, depending on the quantity of site content to be imported.
You can return to the Settings > Global settings > Import menu at any time during the import, to check its progress.

When the site content has been imported, it will be organized in the relevant content add-ons of your site manager (under the Add-ons > Blog and Pages menus), and published on your site.