We think it’s important that you own the content you create online, which is why we make it simple to import or export all your data — you wrote it it, it’s yours, and you can take it where you’d like. If you want to become a part of the WordPress.com community but have been posting on Tumblr, Blogger, LiveJournal, Posterous, or other services, you can move your whole oeuvre over with a few clicks. (It’s just as easy to leave, but we’d miss you!)
This also means that if you’re blogging with a service that’s phasing out, as Posterous is doing on April 30, it’s easy to keep your site going by setting up a WordPress.com account and importing all your content. (Check out the Posterous blog announcement for more details on the change.)
We know it can be rough leaving a tool that you know and are comfortable with, so we’ve made the importing and setup process super-friendly: our documentation on importing a blog from Posterous walks you through the whole process step-by-step, from exporting from Posterous to registering your WordPress.com site to posting via email.
And if you have a domain you’ve been using with your Posterous Space (like yourgroovydomain.com) we can help you link it to your new WordPress.com site, so your followers will always know how to find you.
If this is your first time using WordPress.com, here are a few more resources for getting your new site up and running quickly:
Get started with WordPress.com with this fun 10-step guide to becoming a blogging hero. Pick a layout, publish your first post, work with photos and video, hook your site to your Facebook and Twitter feeds, and more.
Check out “How To” videos on just about every feature of WordPress.com on the WordPress community video site.
Browse our extensive support site for helpful instructions on any aspect of WordPress.com you can think of. (And some you can’t!) For one-on-one assistance, get in touch with the friendly WordPress.com support team, known as the Happiness Engineers, or get community help on our support forums.
I like how easy you guys make it! It’s really great! I also enjoyed the comment about missing us if we left. Cute! Haha!
Thanks! This is good to know.
Thank you! I shared this on my FB wall!
Thank you for the update! I think WordPress.com is the best ever!
You care so much! Love WordPress deeply 🙂
I wish it was also possible to import photographs and status updates from Facebook, and photos from Flickr.
hi i tried to import all my contents in blogspot to wordpress yesterday. Suddenly i got notification from wordpress stating that they deactivate my account due to violation of terms and condition. I did’nt do anything nor post something against the rule. I am desperately need help 😦 Thankyou
It’s great that you guys think of all these solutions for bloggers. Lucky for me I did some research before I started a blog and started out with WordPress first..so far it’s been a great experience and I’m amazed at the things that I could do on my blog..keep it up!
I would love to move to WordPress.com, but I can’t lose the flexibility my self hosted WordPress website offers. But that’s probably not what you meant with importing to WordPress.com. 😛
Hello, it’s a very good idea, but many op people in France speaks french and are not able to understand the language of WordPress. I propose the translator of google and on the support of WordPress and among my community. It’s very easy to begin a blog WP. Sorry for my english.
It’s easy to import ! Nice Sharing : )
I wonder if someone at WordPress could help me. My husband set up two sites on WordPress. Unfortunately he died before he could hand them over. One was for his golf club and one for some friends in Spain. I have managed to change the passwords and get into them with some help from someone at WordPress but would like to hand them over completely. One of them is on the same site as our family photo’s and I do not want to give them access to these. I have given the Golf club the user name and password for their site as this only has the information regarding the club. Can you give me any advice please. I am sending this from my late husbands email site.
Thanks Glynis Cargill