You’ve worked so hard over the past semester – don’t let that content just disappear!
This summer, we are moving the Hyperlinked Library sites to a new server and totally updating everything in preparation for the fall #hyperlib MOOC. This means everything will go offline and your student blogs will be deleted from the course site. But we don’t want you to lose all your great work. Luckily for us the site software we use – WordPress – makes it super simple to gather all your content, export it and then import it to a new WordPress blog at your own new WordPress account. PLEASE move your content by May 20th. This is especially important if you want to use your blog content in your e-portfolio.
Follow these steps:
In your blog Dashboard, scroll down a bit until you see the “Tools” section on the left-hand side. Click on this to expand your options and you’ll now see “Import” and “Export” listed. Go ahead and click on “Export.”
Exporting for Future Use
It’s pretty simple. If you have multiple authors on your blog – which you might if it was a group blog – choose a particular author or all authors for whose content you want to export. Then, simply click “Download Export File.”
Bam! You’ve got an Archived Copy of your Blog
Told you it was simple Keep this file in a safe place. It’s what you’ll need later on.
Time to Import
Register at WordPress, use your own server-side installation, or other blogging software site that supports a WP import.
For WordPress.com: Once you’re all set with your account and blog, login and go to “Tools” and “Import” in your new blog. Then, choose “WordPress” at the bottom of the options.
Still have that File?
Browse to that archived file of your old blog and then choose “Upload file and import.” Once you’ve done this you’ll have all your content back up and ready!*
* Saw that Asterisk, did you?
This isn’t an exact replica of your old site. It is your content (posts, pages, links, media uploads) but not your theme (the fancy design). You’ll have to either choose the same theme again or select a new one.