Housekeeping: Take Your Blog With You!

NOTE: Make sure you follow these instructions and pay attention to the dates below.

You’ve worked so hard over the past semester – don’t let that content just disappear!

After our class ends, we’ll start work updating the site for next time  This means eventually 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  21, 2022 This is especially important if you want to use your blog content in your e-portfolio.

Follow these steps:

Your Toolbox

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: just click “Export All Content.”

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! NOTE: 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.

2 thoughts on “Housekeeping: Take Your Blog With You!

  1. Tiffany

    @michael thanks for the instructions!! I saved my blog and I temporarily made a WordPress account. I took the blogs from the word press account and I copied and pasted my blogs to a Google sites page. I wanted to keep my blogs and my work for preparing for e-portfolio next semester in Google Drive. Then I can choose what blogs to use as evidence for e-portfolio. 😀

  2. Michelle

    @michael I’m with @auroralily0! I went ahead and paid for a fancy WordPress account, imported blogging activity from last year’s INFO 200 and, then our INFO 287 course. It’s so nice, organized. I only paid for WordPress because I am hoping to keep journaling/blogging (privately for now). I’ve also considered incorporating WordPress into my teaching practices. I think it is a more dynamic way for my undergrad students to interact than on Canvas Discussions. Thank you!

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