How to migrate from WordPress to Tumblr

August 30, 2021 0 Comments

If, for whatever reason, you want to move your WordPress blogs to Tumblr, there are a number of ways to request it. There are even procedures that allow you to migrate everything, including your photos / images and comments. Although there is no process as easy as 1-2-3, there are steps that are quite simple to follow; steps you can take on your own.

There are many guides that you can use to transfer your blog from WordPress to Tumblr. What follows, however, is a somewhat simple version that almost anyone can do.

Step number one

Of course, the first thing to do is create your own Tumblr account (if you don’t already have one). It’s easy to make one; You will only need to register and then provide some basic personal information and you will be able to create your account.

Step number two

Open your WordPress account and navigate to the Control Panel. Find the TOOLS command and choose EXPORT.

Then choose POSTS. Find the tab that says DOWNLOAD EXPORT FILE and click on it. This will export all your WordPress posts.

Step number three

Your export file will appear as an XML file. However, you must ensure that each content you export has actual data as well as a section of coded content.

Step four

Consider the fact that there is a limit to the number of posts you can migrate to Tumblr each day. The safest number is 70. However, what you can do is create separate files for your XML file, so that you can be sure that each one will have only 70 items. Remember to keep the items hard-coded, that is, or s.

Step five

Then you will need to find a good PHP script. This link will provide you with one.

Then you will need to insert or change some of the details with your information. Here are some details to follow:

For $ xmlFile = ‘MYEXPORTFILE.xml’; – Specify the XML file you are importing.

For $ tumblr_email = ‘EMAIL’; and $ tumblr_password = ‘PASSWORD’: Provide your Tumblr username and password.

For $ tumblrUrl = “”; – enter your Tumblr URL.

Step number six

Identify the web location that you can use to access your XML file and tumblr_import.php. Upload both to that location. Run the PHP script.

The place where you put the PHP file must be indicated in “mysite”.

If you do this correctly, you will be able to successfully move all XML files to Tumblr.

As mentioned in the first part of this guide, you can only import around 70 items to Tumblr in one day. So, if you have to transfer more than the amount mentioned, what you can do is skip a day before going through the import process again. You will just need to load the XML file and then do this:

$ xmlFile = ‘MYEXPORTFILE.xml’; – change to the filename you used before running PHP.

These steps are intended only for WordPress sites that contain basic things like simple blog posts. This procedure may not support heavier content. Also, this migration alternative does not support transferring your WP blog images to Tumblr.

This is just one of the many ways you can migrate your WordPress posts to Tumblr. There are many more options online. One involves using the Customize link in your Tumblr account and another uses the Export> Tools option from your WordPress blog.

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