Export blog

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The Scoilnet blog hosting service will be discontinued soon. Clients who wish to move their blogs to other hosting providers can export a copy of their blog in a format which can be imported by other Wordpress providers. Posts, pages, media, galleries, slidedecks, and content enabled by plugins can all be exported.

We cannot give SFTP access to clients and we cannot provide access to the database, as there would be a risk of exposing data owned by other clients. The export function should be sufficient.

To Export a Blog


1 - In your Wordpress Dashboard, go to Tools/Export

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2 - Choose either All Content or Media, Posts, Pages individually, and click on "Download Export File"


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 * Bear in mind that this won't download the actual files, but a xml file with metadata.
 * You can choose specific dates, if you want to dismiss old content or if you have a large media library and the download is going to take too long to download in a single batch.

To Import a Blog


3 - On your new provider, access your new Wordpress, and go to Tools/Import and Click on "Run Importer"
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4 - Choose the xml file that you downloaded earlier to your computer, and click "Upload File and Import"
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5 - If the user in your scoilnet blog does not exist in your new installation, it will let you choose between creating a user or assign the posts to an existing user. Choose whatever suits you better.

6 - Mark the checkbox "Download and import file attachments" and click Submit.

After the import finishes, you should be able to display the old content in your new blog.

PDF Version of Export/Import Instructions

The above export and import instructions, which can be sent to clients: Exportblog.pdf

DNS redirection

We will redirect domain names - e.g. someschool.scoilnet.ie and www.someschool.scoilnet.ie - to any other domain name or IP address requested.