In this article I will show you how to export and import all your data in WordPress from your old blog importing to the WordPress installation that you just created. Of course, you really need to know if you want to move from the old hosting to the new hosting.
WordPress is a web or blog platform that is widely used around the world, of course, has facilities for export and import to make it easier for its users. This Export and import feature also includes all media, links, users, posts, etc.
- Posts, pages and custom post types
- Custom fields and post meta
- Categories, tags and custom taxonomies
How to Export on WordPress
1) Sign in with your WordPress administrator account
2) Open the Tools menu and select Export
3) Select the content you wish to export. In this example, please select All Content.
4) Click the button that says Download Export file.
5) Save the exported file to your computer
How to Import in WordPress
1) Sign in to a WordPress administrator account on your new blog
2) Navigate to the Tools »Import menu
3) Select the type of content you want to import. In this case, please choose WordPress
4) You will be asked to install the Importer plugin, so click Install Now.
5) After the installation is complete, you need to click on the text link named Activate Plugin & Run Importer
6) Select the files you want to import and click Upload File and Import.
During import, you will be asked if you want to import all content from the media library. Confirm this operation in order to transfer all your media files to your new WordPress blog.
As you can see, exporting and importing content from your WordPress blog to move to your new WordPress installation is very easy and I hope that this tutorial helped you export and import the wordpess files. 🙂
You should also be aware that the WordPress file upload limits apply to the WordPress importer. These upload limits are defined by your hosting company. These limits vary, typically 8MB, sometimes just 2MB. This can cause problems when importing larger than this limit.
To solve this problem, you can increase the maximum file upload limit. This can be done in a number of ways including modifying your theme functions.php file, modifying the .htaccess file, and editing the php.ini file. But if you’re having trouble, the best solution is to ask your hosting company to increase the file upload limit for you.
If any part of the import process is wrong (like importing the wrong content), don’t worry, try again by importing the existing files. This allows you to start the import process from scratch and ensure that everything goes well and smoothly.