Importing a Website to WordPress
WordPress is the #2 most popular website building platform out there, with a whopping 27% market share. It’s a fantastic choice for those who are looking to build a quality, traffic-generating website.
But what if you already have a site built using a DIY platform like Squarespace or Wix? How do you get all that content into WordPress?
Thankfully, you can use a tool like Jetpack to import all your site’s content into one place. Jetpack’s goal is to make WordPress more accessible to non-developers, so they can easily import and manage their content. With Jetpack, all you need to do is paste in your website’s URL and a couple of clicks later, you’ll have a fully functioning WordPress site.
Why Use Jetpack To Import Your Website?
One of the features that attracted us to Jetpack is the import function. Since WordPress is such a popular platform, it’s incredibly convenient to have all your content in one place. Being able to pull in all your posts, pages, images, and other content directly into WordPress is incredibly useful. You don’t have to go through one by one, manually importing each piece of content into WordPress. With Jetpack, it’s all done for you.
Another reason why we like Jetpack is that it can automatically generate new content based on the keywords you enter. We entered a couple of keywords for our own site, Cars.com, and within seconds, we had a long list of suggested content—including blog posts, articles, and GIFs—that are perfect for our target audience.
Once you’ve imported all your content into WordPress, you can use the plugin’s search bar to find content that’s relevant to what you’re looking for. Or, you can create a new page, write up some blog posts, or import an RSS feed into your site’s content area to stay up-to-date with the latest content from all your favorite platforms.
How To Get Your Website Up And Running On WordPress In Minutes
Let’s get to the good stuff now. Once you’ve imported all your content into WordPress, you can use the WordPress dashboard to quickly set up your site with a blog, several pages, and a few images. By doing this, you’ll have your own mini-blog on WordPress in no time.
From the WordPress dashboard, you’ll see your site’s main menu at the top, and below that is your site’s content area. To get things started, click on the Add New button in the menu bar to add a new page to your site. Name the page whatever you’d like (we called ours “Blog”), and then click on the Next button.
WordPress will now ask you to select which content type you’d like to use for your new page (e.g., “Blog article” or “Product review”).
Since we want to use this page to write up a blog post, let’s select Blog article as our content type. Once you’ve made your selection, click on the Continue button.
Now, you’ll see a form with your chosen blog article’s content in the editor below. At this point, you can start typing your blog post and use the built-in functions to format your text as you like. When you’re done, click on the Preview button to see how your blog post looks.
If you want to add more content to your site (e.g., a product review for that matter), you can either repeat the process above or you can use the plus sign in the menu bar to add more pages. As for the preview, click on the button to the right of the page’s content area to see a visual representation of your content.
Make Your Blog Posting Experienced, Not Scary
We get it. Blogging is a hard gig. It’s not easy getting blog posts placed on blogs all around the web. That’s why we want to help you make the process of blogging as painless as possible. When you use a tool like Jetpack, all you need to do is paste in your blog’s URL and click on the Start Import button. Once the tool has finished importing your content, simply go to the Dashboard and use the Search bar to find content that’s relevant to what you’re looking for.
What we like about this approach is that it puts the control back in your hands. There’s no reason to be scared of blogging anymore. You’re not going to get a high-pressure sales pitch from us, but hopefully that’ll change soon.
We hope this article has helped you understand the importance of having all your content in one place. Being able to import content from one place to another is incredibly useful, especially if you’re on a tight schedule. Or, if you’re looking for a way to beef up your content, choose some of the suggested content that comes with your tool, and get to work. Soon, you’ll be impressing your friends with all your new found knowledge about cars.