How can I migrate my EdBlog?

You may migrate all of the users, posts, pages, comments, categories, and tags from one blog to another. Migration of content to users poses UNI authentication issues if the users do not exist on the destination blog prior to migration.

EdBlogs provides filters to customize the migration to a degree, but in some cases you may need to filter down the file as far as possible and once you import delete any undesirable bits of information, such as comments attached to posts or pages. Below is a general idea of how to compete a migration.

Migration Basics:

  • Make sure the source and target blogs are set to public for the process. You can change them back after the migration is done. You may adjust this under Settings > Reading > Site Visibility

  • From your EdBlog, open the Tools ---> Export menu option on the original blog:[your course identifier]/wp-admin/export.php

  • Select the filter options appropriate to your migration objectives.
  • A file will be downloaded to your computer.

  • Then navigate to the Tools ---> Import ---> Wordpress menu option on the destination blog:[your course identifier]/wp-admin/import.php?import=wordpress

  • Upload the file you downloaded during export.
  • You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user.
  • If you wish to include files from your original blog, check the box "download and import file attachments" and submit.
  • WordPress will then import each of the posts, comments, and categories contained in this file into your blog. Be sure to keep your browser window open until the process is complete.
To learn more about importing from one Wordpress course EdBlog to another or to learn more about other importing options, please see the Wordpress support codex or schedule an appointment with a CTL educational technologist.


  1. How do I get started with Edblogs?
  2. As instructor, can I add users to my EdBlog?
  3. Can I invite guests to my EdBlog if they do not have a Columbia University ID (UNI)
  4. What languages does EdBlogs support?
  5. How can I migrate my EdBlog?
  6. How do I add images, video, documents, and other media to my EdBlogs posts and pages?
  7. How do I change the icon (Avatar) that appears next to students names in an EdBlog comment?
  8. How do I edit multiple posts at once?
  9. How do I get student names to appear in the sidebar with posts and comments tracked?
  10. How do I manage blog categories (add, edit, and delete)?
  11. How do I request an EdBlogs site?
  12. How do I resize images in an EdBlogs post so they appear correctly in the theme?
  13. How may I organize my course EdBlog with multiple authors writing regularly on new topics?
  14. Is there a way to make sure an EdBlog post stays at the top of the home page?
  15. My username appears on my course EdBlog as my UNI. How do I change this?
  16. What is the best way to add my syllabus to EdBlogs?
  17. Where can I find documentation about EdBlogs?
  18. Who may view the EdBlogs site for my course?
  19. Can my students use EdBlogs with a mobile device?
  20. What is the difference between categories and tags in EdBlogs?
  21. How do I change the title of my blog?
  22. Can I change the URL of my EdBlogs site?
  23. Why doesn't YouTube video or other embedded media appear?
  24. What types of files can be uploaded to EdBlogs?
  25. How do I add a link to my EdBlog in Courseworks?
  26. How do I customize the menu of my blog?
  27. How can I setup email subscriptions for my students?
  28. Why are my images appearing cropped?

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