IN THIS CHAPTER
Moving a blog to WordPress
Importing tags into WordPress
Looking at backup routines
Because of the popularity of WordPress, many bloggers decide to move their blogs to WordPress. Depending on the blog publishing platform they are currently using, this can be a simple task or it can be extremely complex.
WordPress includes a number of bundled importers you can use to import a blog from a third-party blog host. Importers for all of the popular platforms are included, including importers for Blogger, Movable Type, and TypePad. The ideal off-the-shelf solution for importing a blog into WordPress, however, is to use the WordPress export file format (WXR), which is an extensible markup language (XML) file containing all of the data related to a WordPress blog.
In this chapter I discuss how to move a blog into WordPress from six blogging platforms: Blogger, Blogware, DotClear, LiveJournal, Moveable Type, and TypePad. I also discuss the importance of backing up your blog (and cannot stress enough the importance of this) and offer two reliable backup routines.
For whatever reason, there may come a time when you want to move your non-WordPress blog to WordPress. All of the import processes for WordPress are in Tools
On the WordPress Import screen, you will find several importers you can use to move your posts ...