How to migrate from Medium to WordPress

Have you already experimented with Medium? Did you like this blog but you want more? Do you want to increase your chances as a blogger? Well now is the time to move from Medium to WordPress.

Because although there are things that WordPress should learn from Medium and also you can imitate Medium in your WordPress if you really want a professional publishing platform you should use WordPress.

Medium is the cool the trend of the moment, but it has certain limitations and contraindications that my doctor would say:

  • Like any other platform commercial can close tomorrow if you stop molar and run out of audience and even lose your publications.
  • You can not control the design of your site because you depend on the decisions of the platform team.
  • Share branding and SEO with the platform, since you're on Medium.
  • What if Medium starts putting ads to make the platform profitable? Do you want to make branding with ads that you do not control?
  • You can not add functionalities, you depend on what the owners of Medium decide that their users can do or have.

So neither do you think As an experience it was good, it's cool and you were the coolest of your environment for a while but it's time for to do things like a professional and use WordPress .

Migrating from Medium to WordPress

Actually it's very simple, you just have to follow this simple guide:

1. Get a hosting and install WordPress

There are many hosting providers that, for a small fee, offer everything necessary to install WordPress . Some even allow you to have a test platform in which, with a single click, have a WordPress running and running in seconds.

2. Exports your content from Medium to WordPress

Although they are a little bit heavy on Medium, and it takes up to 3 steps to get your content, it can be done and it's not complicated.

Go to Medium and click on the icon with your face to, then click on Settings .

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Once on the settings page go to down until you see the text Export content and click the button on the right labeled Download .zip . The following screen informs you that once you press the button Export they will send you an email with the link to download, finally, your content.

What you get is a .zip file that contains all your publications in HTML format. Unzip it and upload the HTML files via FTP to any folder in your new accommodation to have them on hand, then we will be ready to import them.

3. Import the content of Medium in WordPress

In your brand new and recently installed WordPress go to the side menu section called Plugins -> Add new . Once there, use the search box to locate one called HTML Import 2 and install it by pressing the Install now button and on the next screen you click on Activate plugin ]

Once active go to the side menu Settings -> HTML Import and go to the tab Contents ]where you must check the box HTML tag and, if you want, also the ones named Import linked images and Update internal links . Save the settings in the Save settings button. Also go through the tab Custom Fields and also check the box HTML tag save again the changes.

Do not matter yet . Now scroll through the tab Title & Metadata and Import files as choose Entries or Pages depending on what type of publication you want to create . You can also choose if they will be published immediately or to which user to assign them, and my advice is to always save them as a draft, as Medium adds their "little things", which will have to be removed before publishing.

Save the changes again. If you wish, you can also configure (in fact it is recommended) in what category they will be published and assign labels, all in the tab Categories & Tags .

That's it!

As you've probably seen, it's not a matter of a couple of seconds, especially if you want to configure the plugin correctly so that the import is perfect, but is quite easy and you will have everything imported into your WordPress quickly .

Until not so long ago it was much easier, because the .zip file that you exported from Medium was directly importable just like with the standard WordPress importer but – and you know what the reason was – they changed the method and now the export does it in HTML files, which complicates the process a bit (little). [1 9659004] Fortunately there are always WordPress plugins for practically any need, and this is another example of this.

What's more, this guide not only helps you migrate from Medium to WordPress but, as is obvious , you can do the same to migrate from HMTL to WordPress so keep this article in your favorites in case you need it someday.

What if I miss Medium?

Do not get melodramatic either. It is true that Medium has its stuff, but it is not comparable with the power, and above all, the freedom that WordPress offers .

However, you can imitate quite the aspect of Medium and some of its functionalities with [19659052] plugins and themes that simulate Medium in WordPress .

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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But how almost everything in WordPress this has a solution thanks to a plugin that allows you up to 3 ways to add multiple users :

Of course, it is vital that before importing or adding configures the plugin then that is where you will be able to adjust the parameters when creating users, how to receive emails, default profiles and much more.
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In short, a very interesting plugin for collaborative sites, webs for courses or any development where you need to sign up quickly.

Import your Instagram photos to WordPress

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Now that he has jumped the scandal about the change in the conditions of Facebook, owner of Instagram ]for which they will be able to make commercial use of our Instagram photos even if the property continues to be the user's, and despite the explanations it seems that the body almost asks us to see options for, just in case, or at least as an option, to know how to import our Instagram photos to WordPress .

The truth is that for me it was the straw that broke the camel's back, and is that I had many photos, and of course no good ones, but I'm getting a little fed up with these policy changes of proprietary networks, so this afternoon I closed my Instagram account .

Of course , not before import my photos to WordPress to have them in an environment where I decide the ownership, use and conditions of my content: in my WordPress .

So if you see yourself in the same doubt, or as you have decided, there is a great plugin to import from Instagram to WordPress called DsgnWrks and then you decide what you do with your Instagram account and even with your Facebook account (I I'm thinking about it.)

Once you install it and activate it, go to the settings panel the plugin, which is in " Tools -> Instagram importer settints ". On the first screen you have to click to grant permission to the plugin for import …
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Once authorized, it returns you to the settings page, where you can choose which images to import , how to label them, if you want to publish them as entries, of all, in a really complete options advantage, as you will not see in other importers.
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If you want more options, there are other modes of integrate WordPress and Instagram that we have already seen before.

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The idea is to make an importer more like those that already exist in Blogger, Movable Type and so on, so that you can, without leaving WordPress, import your Twitter file and publish it as entries in your WordPress .

Some ideas that have been emerging would already allow the importer to decide the type of entry to create normal or mini-input (what that makes a lot of sense), or define from when import the tweets, and many more ideas that will emerge.

Do you think that's a good idea? What's more, would you do it?

Import any web to WordPress

I suppose you already know that WordPress has importers for many content management systems, even from an RSS feed, but there are times that what we want to import is a web that does not have any type of database or exportable system.

We also have problems when the old web uses an incompatible CMS with almost everything, or versions old that importers do not recognize.

On those occasions, leaving aside the tedious task of creating pages by hand and those undesirable things for the slow, we have a salvation.

And this salvation comes in the form of a plugin, ] URL cloner a small wonder that allows you to import WordPress content from any URL, does anyone give more?

URL cloner uses the API of ClearRead and allows the type of input, state of publication, category, author, even date of original publication of the URL that you are going to clone.

Pegas ?, Well, yes, it has one, and that is that at the moment it only allows cloning a URL every time, so the process can seem a tedious tedious if you had many pages on the old website, but doing the work does and well in most cases. I've tried it with a web made in HTML, with 20 pages, and it has done the job well, faster by far than if I had to create pages or entries on my own copying content.

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Today the news that the blogging platform (spaces as call they called) Posterous has been acquired by Twitter . Well, actually they have said they are joining but you already know how these things are.

Well, if you have been orphaned of blog in Posterous again , I encourage you to bet on an Open Source platform, such as WordPress which will always be available, always, where you can continue sharing your concerns, photos, quotes, links and publications. [19659002] Also, you can pass from Posterous to WordPress in a very simple way, so you do not lose anything …

The first thing is to open an account in WordPress.com or install a WordPress in your own server, and create a blog, to your liking, once there the steps to follow are the following 3:

I'm not happy about the purchase of Posterous because it was a platform very solvent but here I am to give options, and the best I honestly believe is Wo rdPress and as you see it is very easy to import to not lose anything.

Sample content to test WordPress themes • WordPress Help

If you're launching a site and want to try out how a new theme will look, or what CSS changes you're going to see, or just sketch a site for a client, it's often the most tedious to start create sample content that "fills" the site and you can appreciate what it can offer.

You download it to your computer, go to the sample site and in ' Tools -> Import ' choose ' WordPress '. If it is not installed, the importer installs it (remember that it is now an inactive plugin by default) and you will be able to import the newly downloaded xml file.

What you get is a site full of content where you can show how the ordered lists will look and disordered, the h1, h2, h3, bold, italics, images on one side and another, those things. Very useful, do not you think?

How to migrate from WordPress to Blogger

Let's see, it's not that I promote it, rather you know that I usually recommend the opposite, but as you have to know everything in this life , and is part of the things that WordPress allows, let's see what would be the opposite process to the recommended one, how to migrate from WordPress to Blogger .

1. Export

The first thing is to export the entries, comments, labels, etc. of your WordPress (think about it, he would not do it, ah! What do you want to follow ?, OK, let's go …)

  1. Go to the window ' Tools -> Export ' from WordPress and save the XML file on your hard drive

Ea, you're done, remember that this is WordPress yet and in a couple of clicks you do almost everything. [19659007]2. Conversion

Unlike WordPress, which allows you to import from a large number of services, Blogger needs to be able to recognize the exported file, so we will have to convert it to something that Blogger can recognize.

For this we have to go to the application web that you will find in http://wordpress2blogger.appspot.com/ . There, in addition to the steps for migration (in English) you have a WordPress converter to Blogger. Simply upload your newly exported file and then click on the "Convert" button. Ojo!, The converter says it only works for files of less than 1 Mb, if your export file is bigger you will have to make a fix . However, I have uploaded a file of more than 2 Mb and it has worked, try to see if you are lucky, like me.

Once the export process finishes, the web application saves a file with HTML extension on your computer. , called ' blogger-export.xml.html ' that Blogger will recognize. Let's check it out.

3. Import

Now you have to go to the Blogger desktop and click on the "Create a blog" button or, if you already have it, access the Blogger import tool, choose the resulting file of the conversion, you fill in the captcha and press the "Import blog" button and wait for the green bar to finish moving.

At the end you will have created the entries, pages and comments, forget about categories and labels, that this does not is WordPress, and your blog on Blogger created in a few clicks.

And now, now that you already know how to migrate from WordPress to Blogger do not do it!

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My images have not been imported • WordPress Help

A very common failure when importing a site in a recent installation of WordPress is that the import tool is not able to correctly import the images from the previous site. This is not in itself an application problem but many times the origin site simply does not allow certain types of commands, such as those required to download those images and import them into the new site.

This usually happens when we export our blog entries from WordPress.com to our own hosting, with the result that our posts look good, with their images, but with a quick glance we check that the images are not They have loaded into our new hosting but they are still showing from the WordPress.com repository of the type " http://misitioantiguo.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/imagen.jpg " or similar.

Before this (small) problem, I usually recommend one of these two possible solutions:

Move your blog from Blogger to WordPress

In this video, in English but simple to follow, you have the process of migrate your blog in Blogger / Blogspot to WordPress I hope it will help if you're still thinking about it. You have more detailed instructions in this post from Labnol .

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