Import a WordPress Blog CSV Into

When migrating a website into from WordPress, using the Visual SiteMap to set up the framework that will help you import your website is a great way to save you headache and time that can happen with moving any website. If you have never used our Visual SiteMap tool, a general introduction can be found here

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The first step is to create a the blog framework. This is very essential to get the foundations down that will show how your blog is doing. To achieve this, click on the button on the lower right section of your screen labeled “Visual Sitemap”

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One you have loaded this screen, you will be presented with a new drag and drop menu that allows you to set up a blog in a matter of seconds. alt text

From here, select the Blogs menu, that will present you with a number of different options. For this guide, we will be choosing the Blog framework. You can do this by selecting the hovering your mouse over the rectangle labeled “blog” where you will then be presented with an button labeled “add to site”. Go ahead and click on this. You will now see a blog appear on the Visual SiteMap screen. Cool huh? Now you can select “save changes” and see the framework for your blog with articles, authors and all, completely set up on the side panel as shown below.

From here, we will select Articles. The option you select will largely depend on what content is inside of your CSV, however it is largely interchangeable.

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Once you get the the Articles section, you will see a button in the top half of your screen labeled “Add New”. From here you can press a button to change it to show the words “CSV Import”

In OSX you hold down the Option key.

In Windows, you hold down the Alt key

In Linux you hold down the Ctrl + Alt key

From here you can see the button change. Keep holding down the key combination, and select the button labeled CSV Import . This will present a box looking like the one shown below.

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From here you can select choose file. This will open up a file navigation window.

Go ahead and navigate to the location you have stored your file.

*It is important in, to make sure the headers in your CSV, match the variables defined in your content menu. The variable for Title is Shown below as “title”

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If all of these headers match in your CSV file, your CSV fill upload with the option to select the proper sections for everything.

For instance, below is a CSV I have just uploaded with the Title and Date information inside.

"2016-10-06 16:04:39","Hello world!"
"2016-10-06 18:18:13"," Migration"
"2016-10-06 18:27:10","New Zesty Features"
"2016-10-26 19:41:06","Try out!"'

When you have uploaded your CSV through the file navigation window and selected it, you will be presented with a selection window to apply the appropriate fields to each category. An example is shown below.

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It is important to mark the Primary Field that you need to use as noted in the picture above.

From here, go ahead and click create. This should upload into Zesty now and look simular to this. Shown below:

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You can add any of the other options shown below the CSV used in this example did not as well. You can get creative with this.

Next, for help exporting your media from WordPress, click [here]()