In this tutorial we show you how you can easily bring your Weebly website with all your posts to a WordPress web hosting at SANGKRIT.net or to your localhost.
Weebly is a web service that allows user to use “drag-and-drop” and design website while using their website builder. As of August 2012, Weebly hosts over 20 million sites, with a monthly rate of over 1 million unique visitors.
Whereas WordPress is a free software and most popular website building platform that can be extended to any type of website with the help of free plugins and themes available in WP plugins repository.
WordPress is in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites. It was used by more than 22.0% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013.
Prerequisites: A Working WordPress Site
To start, you must own a domain name with a web hosting plan. Free domain name with website hosting plan can be registered at SANGKRIT.net. What all you have to do is add a 12, 24 or 36 month web hosting plan to your cart from here and then add a 12, 24 or 36 month domain name to qualify the free domain offer.
Start by installing and activating Weebly Importer Lite plugin
Weebly Importer Lite is the new WordPress plugin that simply lets you import posts from a weebly blog. Start by installing and activating it on your WordPress site. Upon activation visit your admin area dashboard Tools -> Import page and click ‘Weebly’.
Now enter the URL of your blog and click ‘Import’ button.
The plugin works by crawling your Weebly blog and copies your weebly posts to your WordPress site.
The plugin also provides you a premium version that lets you move comments and tags. After moving your post data make sure to run Import External Images plugin in order to get your images from Weebly’s server to your own.
This plugin works only for blog migration. It won’t moves static pages from Weebly to WordPres, that you will have to do manually.