Export your content to another WordPress blog

At some point, you may need to export content from your site at http://blogs.baylor.edu to another WordPress blog. For example, you may be graduating and wish to take your e-portfolio contents with you: This is a perfect occasion to use WordPress’s built-in export tool to transfer your site to another free blog hosted at http://wordpress.com.

To do this, simply log in and, from the Dashboard, click Tools > Export to see the following options:

Leave “All content” selected if you’d like to take all of your content, including file attachments, with you; otherwise, select any of the other options as appropriate. Click the “Download Export File” button and save the file to your computer. Once the export file has been downloaded, you can follow these instructions for importing content into another blog at http://wordpress.com.

Be aware that there are often some limitations with regard to how large an export file can be, and the site from which you are exporting must be accessible over the Internet in order for attachments (i.e., images and documents associated with your account) to import into the destination site.

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Something up with your site? Here’s the fix …

A couple of weeks ago, the Edublogs staff made some changes to its suite of WordPress themes. Unfortunately, these changes had an unintentional effect on our WordPress instance at http://blogs.baylor.edu: All sites using the Twenty Eleven theme were accidentally switched to the Edu Campus theme. The problem is easily fixed by logging in at http://blogs.baylor.edu/wp-login.php, clicking Appearance > Themes, and reactivating the Twenty Eleven theme (you might find it useful to search for Twenty Eleven by using the Search Installed Themes field on that page). All the customizations you applied to Twenty Eleven should be present when you revert back–if not, please let us know so we can help you restore your theme settings. NOTE: Any custom headers you uploaded should be present in your media library.

Very sorry for the inconvenience! While Edublogs will be looking into why this happened, they will be removing the Edu Campus theme, which will cause all “broken” sites to revert back to the Twenty Eleven default theme.

Open for business!

To all those in the Baylor Blogosphere: I say, bring your blogs teeming to the shores of Blogs @ Baylor University!!! We are officially open for business for all those folks who are ready to make the leap from http://homepages.baylor.edu. Also, if you’ve never had a blog here at Baylor, we can set you up.

To all you users on Homepages: Expect to see some messages coming to an inbox near you explaining how we’re going to clean up the migration process. But if you wanna check out the newly-hosted space at Edublogs, just login to this site and change your password. Let me know what you think. I think you’ll be impressed with the baked-in functionality.

In the meantime, I direct all inquiring minds to our Site Registration Instructions page for information about how we will be handling site registrations for everyone on campus.

More info soon … stay tuned!