All About Moving Your Blog From Tumblr to WordPress

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All About Moving Your Blog From Tumblr to WordPress

If you got tired of Tumblr and want to have a WordPress blog instead, you have to learn all about moving your blog from Tumblr to WordPress before you shut down your Tumblr blog. This will prevent you from losing all of your blog files. This will also enable you to have the chance to let your visitors know about your new WordPress blog before you finally let go of your Tumblr blog.

Moving Your Tumblr to WordPress

Before you move your Tumblr blog to WordPress, you need to make sure that you have a fully functional WordPress blog. Because you cannot export your Tumblr files, you won’t be able to make an external backup that you can store on your computer. So you need to learn all about moving your blog from Tumblr to WordPress before continuing with this process to avoid losing your data or ruining the data that you have transferred from your Tumblr to your WordPress blog.

  • Domain Name and Web Hosting

The first thing that you need to do is purchase your own domain name. Check if the web hosting that you purchased offers a free domain name so that you don’t have to buy a domain name.   We think Hostgator is a great WordPress web host.  See why.  You can also get pay monthly web hosting.

  • Setting Up of WordPress

If you are not yet familiar with installing WordPress through FTP clients, better sign up for a web hosting plan that offers automatic installation. Then, after installing WordPress, set it up and choose your preferred theme to give character and appeal to your new WordPress blog. You can also use plugins to add functionality to your site.

  • Transferring Your Data

Installing and Activating Importer Plugin

The most important aspect of learning all about moving your blog from Tumblr to WordPress is transferring your data.

On your WordPress dashboard, hover on ‘Tools’ then click on ‘Import’. Select ‘Tumblr’ then click on ‘Activate Plugin & Run Importer’ after the installation is complete. Make sure that you copy the Tumblr import link since you will be using it later.

Creating Tumblr API

Another important thing to remember when learning all about moving your blog from Tumblr to WordPress is to create a Tumblr API so that you can export your data from your old blog. Go to your Tumblr account then hit on the ‘Register Application’ tab to register your new WordPress blog. Provide your application name, e.g. WordPress Blog, and your new WordPress blog URL or your Tumblr import link, which you copied earlier.

You will be given an OAuth Key and Secret Key that you will have to enter to your WordPress Tumblr Import Plugin to start the data import process.

Complete the procedure by allowing the application and clicking on ‘Import this Blog’ tab.

If you want to redirect your old Tumblr to WordPress so that your visitors will be taken to your new blog, install and activate the ‘Redirection’ plugin so that you can redirect your Tumblr blog traffic to your new WordPress one. Now that you know all about moving your blog from Tumblr to WordPress, you can start looking for a new domain name and start installing WordPress so that you can move your blog to your new site.

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