You want to switch from Xanga.com to WordPress.com but you don’t know how to? This post will provide you some useful information and give you the instructions on How to import from Xanga.
Please read the post and follow all the steps to successfully import from Xanga to WordPress!
How to import from Xanga
- Step 1: Creating a WordPress.com account
- Step 2: Creating a Xanga export file
- Step 3: Importing your content
- Step 4: Creating your own unique style with WordPress
Step 1: Creating a WordPress.com account
Creating a WordPress.com account is necessary if you want to import from Xanga. If you already have an account, you can skip this step. If not, please go to the homepage and sign up and create your blog address.
Step 2: Creating a Xanga export file
In this step, you need to log into your Xanga account and go to your dashboard by clicking this following link:
Once your dashboard has finish loading, there will be a page containing a message about your Xanga archives and a download link labeled “Click here to download them!”. Please click at the download link, then the file will be sent to you in a .zip file which can be seen in your downloads.
After finish downloading, you need to double click or extract that .zip file to have it converted to a folder. Inside the folder are the files which contain your data with a .xml extension.
Step 3: Importing your content
To start the process of importing from Xanga, please log in and go to your WordPress dashboard ( you can find it in the drop-down menu under your blog’s name in the admin bar). Next, please go to Tools → Import which can be found in the left-hand column of the Dashboard page and select the “Xanga” option.
After that, you need to click on the button labeled “Choose File” then navigate the first .xml file from Xanga and select that file. Please remember to click on the text “Upload file and import”.
You might experience a short delay depending on the amount of content you have, after that, a confirmation of the import will be sent to you. Please kindly nơt that you need to repeat this step with every import file you received from Xanga.com.
Also, if you have problems importing the file using Internet Explorer 9.0 or previous versions, please consider updating your browser or try a different browser (Firefox or Chrome).
Step 4: Creating your own unique style with WordPress
- About WordPress.
For new users, WordPress offers a very useful tutorial at Learn.WordPress.com. It will be a great help for you to get to know WordPress and how to import, customize your blog, and post. There are also many tutorials that provide assistance with more in-depth topics such as how to use WordPress on mobile devices.
- Customizing your theme and design.
WordPress offers more than customizable 200 themes. You can also purchase the Custom Design upgrade which allows you to modify the color, CSS and more.
- Posting to your blog by email.
Only by generating an email address for your blog within your dashboard, you can start posting to your blog by email. The post by email document provided by WordPress will help you know how to do that. Adding galleries, tags, videos, slideshows, polls and many more is also allowed via emails in WordPress.
Uploading or embedding other file types.
Adding audio to your blog.
WordPress allows you to insert audio using several methods: using shortcode, using the SoundCloud Player, etc. You can also use Space Upgrade in order to upload your audio files directly to your blog’s media library.
- Adding video to your blog.
Currently, you can now insert video from many sources including YouTube, Vimeo, Ted, and Flickr. Getting the VideoPress upgraded will provide you the ability to upload your own videos directly to your blog.
- WordPress also supports many other filetypes. Moreover, you can embed documents for viewing purpose within your posts when using a service like Scribd.
We hope that this guide provides you some useful instructions and information so that you can successfully import from Xanga.com and know how to use WordPress.