Moving posts from one WordPress site to another

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I recently decided to retire a one of my older sites.  I wanted to keep the content though so I recorded a video showing you how you can export the posts on one WordPress site and import them into another WordPress site.

The process, as you’ll see, is fairly straight forward.

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7 thoughts on “Moving posts from one WordPress site to another”

  1. Barry Hughes

    Nice video Andy,

    Just one question.,.. Sorry if you have already answered this and I missed it!

    What do you do with the posts on the original site (in the interim between exporting them and the domain expiring)? Delete them? Leave them as is? 301 redirect to new location?


    1. Hi Barry
      Ideally you would want to 301 redirect them to the new site, so that Google knows the articles have permanently moved.

  2. G’Day Andy, nice video. It’s pretty easy using the WordPress tools isn’t it.

    I migrated a Drupal site to a WordPress site and changed domains in the process. I had to build a php script to automate as much as possible but it did work pretty well.

    I forgot to make sure the post dates stayed correct so they all ended up with the same post date and I had a couple of hundred posts to adjust but that was way easier than a full copy-paste on all the posts.

    If anyone wants the script it is available from me at your own risk.

  3. It’s OK, I found and watched the link by viewing page source in chrome. But you probably need to ensure that link is visible.
    Thank you for this info, I was about to do it the hard way as I am completely restructuring my WP support site and adding Woohoo etc to it to replace my 2004 Stores Online ecom site as they ceased being upgrading it several years ago, and now SOL want to nearly double my monthly charge just to provide https for all pages!

    1. Hi Selwyn,
      Sorry about that. I have fixed it now. At some point Youtube code that was inserted X years ago stopped working.

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