WordPress is the number one content manager used worldwide and arguably one of the most popular blogging platforms available. We would not be wrong to say that WordPress has almost as much popularity as Snapchat or TikTok. But aside from the fact that it’s wildly popular, WordPress also provides us with features that make it incredibly useful and functional. One such feature is the import of content from other platforms into WordPress.
Importing content from one platform to another is a fairly simple process. You will simply need to follow a few simple steps in order to make this happen.
Find The Perfect Plugin
Before you begin importing content from any platform, you will first need to find the perfect plugin for the task. You will most likely want to find an RSS feed importer or an Instagram importer to make the process of importing content from these platforms simple.
These plugins will allow you to easily pull in content from various platforms into your WordPress site. With the right plugins in place, you can easily import content from nearly any platform into WordPress. As a beginner, you will most likely want to get started with the Simple RSS import plugin. This is a free plugin that is highly recommended by experts because it is so simple to use and does exactly what you need it to do. Additionally, you can use the WordPress.org Backups to save you from any major crashes that may happen while working with WordPress.
Create A Blog Post Prepared For Importation
Once you have found the right plugin, you will next want to create a blog post that is prepared for importation. This is important because you do not want to accidentally overwrite any important WordPress pages with the content that you are importing. Make sure that you create a fresh copy of the page before you begin importing content into it. This will help ensure that you do not end up with broken pages due to careless overwriting.
To make sure that you have a perfect blog post ready for importation, you will need to do the following:
- Choose a theme for the blog post
- Configure the theme by setting up your logo, colors, and fonts
- Curate a headline, description, and body content for the blog post
- Edit the blog post to ensure that everything is properly formatted and that the text is easy to read
- Choose a category for the post
- Choose an image to represent the blog post
- Configure the image’s dimensions, crop, and background color
- Set the blog post’s sharing options
Set The Blog Post’s Permalink Structure
After you have prepared a blog post for importation, you will need to set the blog post’s permalink structure in order for it to work properly. There are two ways in which a permalink structure can be set:
- Single click to set the structure – Using this method, you will simply need to click on the permalink button that is located at the end of each post.
- Double click to set the structure – With this method, you will need to double click on the permalink button at the end of each post in order to set the structure.
- Press and hold the “Shift” key while clicking the permalink button – This method allows you to set the structure without having to go through any menus.
Import The Content Into WordPress
In order to begin importing content into WordPress, you will need to make sure that you have followed the steps listed above. Once you have done that, you will need to visit the WordPress dashboard and navigate to the Blog posts section. From there, you will see a list of all of your blog posts in chronological order. You can click on any of the blog posts to be taken to that specific post in the WordPress dashboard.
From the Blog posts area of the WordPress dashboard, you will want to click on the Import button. This will take you to a form where you can enter the details of the blog post that you would like to import. You will then want to enter a title for the blog post, choose a category for the post, and finally, click on the Publish button.
If everything is configured properly, you will see that the blog post has been successfully imported and now appears in your WordPress dashboard.
From here, you can click on the image associated with the blog post in order to be taken to the blog post’s details page. This page will show you all of the information regarding that specific blog post including a link to all of the content that was imported into it. You will want to keep this page bookmarked for future reference.
This simple process of importing content from one platform to another is one of the many reasons why WordPress is so popular. Not only does it allow you to easily import content from other platforms into your site, but it also provides you with all of the tools you need in order to keep your content organized and functional. If you are looking for a simple and reliable way to keep your content fresh and relevant, you can’t go wrong with WordPress.