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.
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: http://edblogs.columbia.edu/[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: http://edblogs.columbia.edu/[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.