This article will show you how to import posts into your Website Builder blog.
If you already have an existing blog and want to feature your articles on your new website, you don’t need to spend hours uploading each individual article. Instead, you can save time by quickly and easily importing them, which will allow you to keep all your pre-existing content and manage it from one handy place.
Since this feature is available for multiple versions of our Website Builder tool, select your version from the list below and follow the instructions provided to get started:
If you’re not sure which version of Website Builder you have, you can find out by reading this article.
Start by logging in to your Website Builder package.
From there, select Blog in the left-hand menu.
Click Import Posts from the menu that appears.
You will now need to enter the URL for your blog’s RSS feed into the provided box. The way you can gain this URL depends on what type of blog you have:
- If you have a WordPress blog, all you need to do is enter your URL and add ‘/feed/’ to the end of it – i.e. ‘https://Example.co.uk/feed/’.
- If you have a non-WordPress blog, simply go to your blog, right-click anywhere on the page and select View page source from the drop-down menu that appears.
This will take you to a new page featuring a long list of code. Press Ctrl and F on your keyboard, and then enter RSS into the search box that appears. Any instances of this term will now be highlighted for you, and you’ll need to find a link that ends in ‘.rss’.
Once you’ve found it, click the link and you’ll be taken to another page of code. Simply copy the URL of that page and paste it into the provided field.
Once you’ve entered your URL, click Import posts.
The system will now begin importing your posts for you. Once done, you’ll be able to manage them all from your Website Builder’s Blog menu.
First you must export the blog posts you wish to move from your old WordPress blog. You will find this in the Tools section of your WordPress admin console. From there, click Export.
You can then choose whether you wish to import all of your content, or just posts and pages. You can even select posts in specific categories or date ranges. Once you’re happy with your data range, click Download Export File and save the .XML file you can download.
Once you’ve done this, access your Website Builder package.
From there, select Blog in the left-hand menu and then click WordPress Import from the menu that appears.
You must now select the file you wish to import, which will be the .XML file you downloaded in Step 1.
Click Choose File and then select the .XML file. You can also choose to publish all your content straight away, or leave it unpublished for now.
Once done, click Import to continue.
You will see a confirmation message confirming that you have imported your posts.
You will now be able to manage your WordPress posts from your Blog menu in Website Builder.