Tumblr2WP: Move Your Tumblr Blogs to WordPress the Easy Way
Friday, February 25th, 2011
Would you like to move your Tumblr blog to WordPress, but think it’d be to hard to get everything moved over? Not any more! We ran an article a couple months ago about How to Move Your Tumblr Blog to WordPress, but it was still rather complicated. You had to export your site, import it into WordPress, then manually change each of your posts to the new WooTumblog post formats to keep everything working the same as before. If your Tumblr blog had many posts, it could be a daunting task!
Thanks to WooThemes, it’s now incredibly simple to move your Tumblr blog to WordPress. They’ve recently created the Tumblr2WordPress exporter that will export your entire Tumblr site into format that will work great with any Tumblog WooTheme such as Canvas, Crisp, or the new Auld theme. It’ll also work great with any theme customized with the WooTumblog plugin. Here’s what you’ll need to do.
Get Your WordPress Site Ready
First, you’ll need a website with WordPress and a WooTumblog compatible theme setup to import your site. Check out our details on the original post for more info. If you’ve already had the site setup for some time, you’ll need to upgrade your WooTheme to work with the new post formats. Check this support article from WooThemes for more info on upgrading your theme. Once it’s upgraded, you’ll be able to use the new WordPress 3.1 Post Formats for your Tumblog.
Export Your Tumblr Site With Tumblr2WP
Now, head over to the new Tumblr2WordPress site to get your Tumblr blog exported. Enter your Tumblr blog address; even if you’ve added a custom domain, make sure you use the original yourblog.tumblr.com address. Then, choose your settings; the defaults usually should be fine. Click Export when you’re finished, and save your export file to your computer.
Finally, go back to your WordPress blog and import your posts as your would from any other blog. After a few moments, your Tumblr posts should all be in your WordPress blog, with the correct post formats and all of your content, just as your Tumblr blog was before.
That’s a ton easier than the other method! Thanks to WooThemes, you can now move your Tumblr blog to WordPress much easier than before. So why wait? Move over today and take advantage of all of WordPress’ advantages without losing any of your content you’ve added to Tumblr!