How to Move Posts and Pages From One WordPress Site to Another
Transferring blog content from one WordPress site to another is a predicament that so many WordPress website owners faced in the course of building their blogs.
The process of moving particular posts and/or pages to a new blog entails moving table rows from a database to another. And without the special knowledge of MySQL and a perfect idea of how databases work, there would be a serious challenge as a database management tool would have to be used directly.
Kudos to the Official WordPress Importer which is now a more realistic solution as it makes it possible to export any post to another site with the use of an XML file.
With the XML file, you can transfer:
- Pages, blog posts or any type of custom post
- Post Meta & Custom Fields
- Blog Authors
- Blog Comments; and
- Tags and categories
In today's training tutorial, I'll show you the key steps to importing and exporting posts and pages from one WordPress site to another. The process of getting this done doesn't require any special knowledge of MySQL at all.
Now, in order to be able to do the transfer successfully, you must have the login details to both sites. It would also be ideal to do a back-up for both sites before the transfer process takes place at all. This would make restoration a feasibility in case of any problem or issue.