Italian blogging service Splinder.com is closing down at the end of this month, and we’d like to extend a hearty “Benvenuto” to any Splinder users who’re looking for a new blogging home. To help make migration easier, we’ve added a Splinder importer to WordPress.com. If you’d like to make the move, please go ahead and get started now so that there’s time before the January 31st deadline to work out any issues.
Exporting your Splinder Blog
To import a Splinder blog, you’ll first need to save your export file to your computer by following these steps:
First, log in to Splinder and click the “Blog” link available at the top of the home page.
Next, click the “configura” link available at the top of the blog page.
Now click “Esporta blog e attiva redirect” in the right-hand sidebar.
Next, download the content of your blog by clicking the link “Clicca qui per scaricare il file con i contenuti del tuo blog.”
Now you’re ready to import the downloaded file into your WordPress.com blog.
Importing to WordPress.com
Create a WordPress.com account and blog if you haven’t already, and then visit Tools -> Import in the admin sidebar. You should find the Splinder importer among the list of importers.
Click the link to get started. Next, you’ll upload the export file you’ve downloaded to your computer from Splinder.
Once the importer has validated your import file, you’ll be prompted to map users from the old blog to the new.
If you’d like to have your post images downloaded as well, be sure to tick the “Download and import file attachments” checkbox.
Once you’ve submitted the import request, it can take a few minutes to perform the import, and you’ll receive an email letting you know that the import finished.
After you have imported your content into WordPress.com, you can return to your Splinder settings to create a redirect that will forward your old Splinder blog to your new WordPress.com blog. Provide your new WordPress.com blog URL in the field and click the “Attiva redirect” button.
If you have any trouble importing your blog, of course you’re welcome to contact support, and one of our Happiness Engineers will be glad to help out. To learn your way around WordPress.com, we encourage you to check out our handy tutorial. We also provide comprehensive feature documentation at our support site. Welcome to WordPress.com!
Jan 9th at 4:34 pm
I’m glad so many people are coming to WordPress.com – I wouldn’t have discovered if Microsoft hadn’t partnered with you guys to transition Windows Live Spaces over here!
Jan 9th at 6:02 pm
Immagino la gioia di chi ha un Blog Splinder !
Jan 9th at 7:06 pm
Hi, thanks a lot to let me move here so easier! Cheers, s.
Jan 9th at 7:21 pm
it could have been better if WP would have told us before…
Jan 9th at 7:21 pm
WordPress is always stepping up to bringing more people to the WordPress community. Hope the Splinders become WordPressers soon!
Jan 9th at 8:26 pm
Wonderful. WP like a great ark! Grazie
Jan 9th at 8:38 pm
Reblogged this on i cittadini prima di tutto.
Jan 9th at 8:45 pm
What’s happened for the blogs on Splinder to transfer to WordPress that are over 15MB? My blog’s file XML is 16,3MB and the WordPress’s Support can’t transfer it. Ty for the replay.
Jan 9th at 9:44 pm
Welcome all ‘Splinders’!
Jan 10th at 1:45 am
This is a good work!
Jan 10th at 4:56 am
another dead blog so wordpress takes over. it’s very interesting to see how wordpress expands… lol
Jan 10th at 11:50 am
¿Porqué se cierra?.por curiosidad.Bienvenidos a todos los Splinders
Jan 10th at 1:06 pm
Hallo everybody I am just coming into the WordPress communitiy
Jan 10th at 1:45 pm
Hi all, well done! Will this “plugin” (or Importer) be publicly released so we can all use it or will be available only on WordPress.com blogs?
Jan 10th at 2:56 pm
Good work, WordPress. It will extends your user-base. It also makes WordPress more popular
Jan 10th at 3:02 pm
Jan 10th at 4:43 pm
Import functions from other CMSs are be welcome
Jan 10th at 6:47 pm
Thanks so much for the welcome! Happy to be on wordpress ark now!! ex splinder.
Jan 10th at 10:58 pm
I’ve never heard of Splinder but I’ve had a splinter once and that was pretty painful – good on WordPress for making it less ouchy for everyone.
Jan 11th at 11:08 am
happy new year!
Jan 12th at 10:54 am
Please release it as a plugin importer too so we can use it on self installed WP too!
Jan 13th at 5:06 am
By the way, this also works for Splinder’s English language brother, Motime (formerly motime.com, but after the sale of the Motime.com domain it became us.splinder.com).
Jan 20th at 6:00 am
Yay! Good job giving those soon-to-be lost blogs a place to go WP! So proud to be a WordPresser!