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How do I export/import WordPress content from one UVACollab site to another?

The content of a WordPress site is *not* automatically copied over when UVaCollab sites that have this tool are duplicated. However, it is possible to manually export the content from one WordPress site to import into the WordPress tool of your new UVACollab site.   

 If your imported WordPress site contains images or links to other items in the original UVACollab site, the links will need to be manually updated to link to the content in your new UVACollab site.

Export Content.

Open the WordPress tool you want to export content from.

Open WordPress from the tool menu of the UVACollab site that contains the content you want to export.  

Open the WordPress Dashboard.

  1. Select the site's title in the WordPress toolbar.
  2. Select Dashboard from the drop-down menu.

Select Export from the Tools menu.

  1. From the Dashboard in the left-hand menu, select Tools.  
  2. On the Tools menu, select Export.

Export file.

  1. Verify that All content is selected by default
  2. Select Download Export File.  An xml file named with the WordPress site's title and date will be downloaded to your computer.

Note - To export just the Posts, Pages or Media from the site, select one of those options and enter the requested information such as Categories, Authors, Dates, and Status.

Import Content.

Go to the new WordPress site.

Select WordPress from the tool menu of the UVACollab site where you want to import the content.

Open the WordPress Dashboard.

  1. Select WordPress in the WordPress toolbar.  
  2. Select Dashboard from the drop-down menu.

Select Import from the Tools menu.

  1. In the left-hand menu, select Tools.  
  2. On the Tools menu, select Import.

Select Run Importer.  

Select Run Importer on the Import page.  

Select Choose File.

  1. On the Import WordPress page, select the Choose File button.
  2. Locate and select the exported xml file on your computer.

Select Upload file and import.

Additional Import Options.

  1. Assign Authors - Assign authoring permissions to the original owner (default) OR re-assign another owner from the drop-down menu provided.  
  2. Import Attachments - Select the box beside Download and import file attachments to include in the import.
  3. Select Submit.        

Import Complete.

Once the import has completed, a confirmation page will appear.  

Change the Home page of your WordPress site.

By default, the sample page is still designated as the Home page of your WordPress site.  After the content has been imported, you can change Home to be one of the imported pages.    

Select Customize.

On the WordPress toolbar, select Customize.

Select Homepage Settings.

Select Homepage Settings in the left-hand menu.

Select a new Homepage.

To select one of the newly imported pages as the Homepage

  1. Select A static page.
  2. From the drop-down menu that appears, select the page you want to use as your Homepage.

Select Publish.

Select Publish to save your changes.

For more information on customizing your WordPress site, see How do I edit a WordPress page? and How do I add Pages or Posts to a WordPress site?