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WordPress 2.7 Cookbook by Jean-Baptiste Jung

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Importing and exporting content with the Import and Export tool

WordPress features a very useful script to import your posts, comments, and links from another platform to WordPress. Of course, it is possible to export your current blog content.

Getting ready

To access the Import tool, log in to your WordPress Dashboard and click on Tools | Import located at the top of the screen. To access the Export tool, go to Tools | Export.

How to do it...

Let's see in detail how to use both the Import and Export tools.

WordPress is able to import your previous blog content and automatically create post with it, as shown in the upcoming screenshot. WordPress can import content from Dotclear, TypePad/Movable Type, LiveJournal, Greymatter, Textpattern, Blogware, ...

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