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Beginning WordPress 3 by Stephanie Leary

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Chapter 5. Importing Content

WordPress comes with tools to import content from a number of other blogging systems. In addition, its API makes it relatively easy to import content from MySQL-based content management systems. If you already have a site, you can probably import its content into WordPress. If you don't have another site, you can skip to the next chapter!

I'll look at the built-in import tools for Blogger and wordpress.com, two of the most commonly used sites. These tools can import blog posts, pages, comments, images, categories, and tags. I'll also show you lesser-known, more complicated import scripts for Joomla (and Mambo), Drupal, and a general script template that can be modified to suit other MySQL databases. Finally, I'll walk ...

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