Blog Moving from Weebly to WordPress

I was one of those that actually decided to go with Weebly over WordPress because of its simple plug-and-play interface. Yes, Weebly was very easy to use and produced a clean interface and website. However, as you mature in blogging you find that Weebly doesn’t really cut the mustard. As a matter of fact, you begin to realize just how restricted you really are.

WordPress has a phenomenal amount of functionality due to its plug-ins; almost everyone is writing plug-ins these days to correct one problem or another and making things really sweet. When I got into my blogger big guns mode, I decided to move over to WordPress. Although I didn’t think about moving anything over from Weebly right away because I needed to first learn how to use WordPress and understand its plug-ins and functions. Still learning the foundation of building the blog but I’m coming along pretty rapidly. Instantly, I noticed that I had some content on my Weebly blog that I wouldn’t mind moving over to WordPress; only about 8 post, but just how was I going to do this. Neither one, Weebly or WordPress were interested in talking to one another nor was there any real plug-ins that would actually help me do this; I needed away

I searched around the Internet high and low and only found articles that told me about Google’s RSS reader. I spent a few hours reading about how to convert things over to WordPress via Google’s RSS reader only to later find out that Google discontinued it. Who would’ve thought? Still, I looked around to see if I could find any more information and lo and behold I was able to come upon a particular website that would at least get the RSS feed into the format that I needed. With all the reading I did, there was one thing I was definitely sure of. I needed to convert my RSS feed before I can import it into WordPress.

Feed43.com is the website that I used and the only thing I did was to enter in my RSS feed URL. From there it was all downhill. I’m going to take the time to show you just what I’ve done so that you will not have this hard a time as I had trying to make this whole thing work. But I tell you, once it’s done, you feel a sigh of relief and gratification. So here we go!

So first let’s go to me old blog and locate the RSS Feed. When I located it I right clicked on the link and copied the link location.

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Next I went to www.feed43.com and clicked on “Create your feed”.

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No for step 1, I only needed to specify my source address.

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Add your RSS Feed URL and click “Reload”.

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Here the HTML in XML format.

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Next, I just copied the text into notepad and saved it as .XML. Then I went to WordPress  and clicked on Tools and Import.

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Now just click on “RSS”.

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From here we just need to select the .XML file and click “Upload file and import”.

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That’s it.

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Oh, there is one thing I noted. In WordPress each import created a click box under “Categories”. Oh well, nothings perfect. Thanks for reading “Blog Moving from Weebly to WordPress”. Please “Like” and /or Pin our page, Subscribe to our free e-book and leave a reply.Come back soon for more great content.

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9 thoughts on “Blog Moving from Weebly to WordPress

  1. Alison on

    Hi there! I have many posts in weebly and I am moving to wordpress. Is this site limited to moving only 10 posts?

    • Hello Alison,

      First, let me thank you you for posting on my site.

      As for any limitations… I don’t think there any. The example was from another site I had just started and I then wanted to move over to WordPress. I just thought that others would have the same need so I posted how to do it. It may take you a little more time to do it, but you should be able to do this without issue.

  2. Hi there,

    Thanks for your clear explanations on how to move the blog. My only problem is that I do not see the RSS link under the import options in Word Press. Has this changed now?

  3. It didn’t work for me neither, i have the same prob that Laura has. WordPress has deleted the RSS and the Weebly options we had before so, what to do now? It is being very hard to move the blog.
    Thank you in advance!

  4. Hello Nati,

    I’m not really using them anymore, but I think you have to upgrade before you get the RSS Feed. You may want to check with Weebly support first.

    Hope this helps.

  5. Gregor on

    Just wondering if anyone is interested in an automatic solution to migrate Weebly’s content to WordPress? I’m working on an app to do this and would need couple of beta testers to cover edge cases before making it public. Shoot me an e-mail to pokec(AT)operamail(DOT)com.

    Gregor

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