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How to Properly Move from Weebly to WordPress (Step by Step)

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Do you want to switch from Weebly to WordPress?

Yes, it is possible to migrate all of your Weebly content to WordPress without hiring a developer or knowing how to code. We built a free Weebly to WordPress importer tool that does it all for you.

In this article, we will show you how to properly move from Weebly to WordPress (step by step).

Weebly to WordPress

Why Migrate From Weebly to WordPress?

Choosing WordPress over Weebly really comes down to flexibility and control.

WordPress is like the ‘do-it-all’ type of web platform. It’s open-source, meaning a huge community of developers constantly enhances its capabilities.

You get access to thousands of themes and plugins, allowing you to scale and customize your site to your heart’s content. Whether you’re setting up a simple blog or a complex e-commerce site, WordPress can handle it all.

Weebly is user-friendly and great if you want to put together a website quickly and with minimal fuss. However, it’s limited in the customization features and doesn’t have all the SEO capabilities that WordPress offers.

From our experience, most folks don’t choose the best blogging platform when they first start out. Instead, you are more likely to go with one of the many hosted solutions like Weebly because you heard how easy it was and that it was free.

Unfortunately, WordPress gets a bad rap sometimes, and there are many myths about it that simply aren’t true.

Once you get more into blogging and you learn about SEO, monetization, customization, etc, then you have that oops moment because you realize that you made the wrong choice.

You discover that WordPress is indeed the best content management system out there.

And that’s when you start to panic because you don’t want your hard work to go to waste.

Don’t worry, it won’t. We have helped hundreds of people switch from Weebly to WordPress. No, you don’t have to know any code. If you can follow directions and point-and-click, then you can move your Weebly site to WordPress.

Yes, it will take you about an hour to properly migrate from Weebly to WordPress, but it’s completely worth it.

Bonus Free Offer: Since a lot of you asked for this, we are now offering free Weebly to WordPress migration service as part of our free WordPress blog setup service. This means one of our expert team members will do the entire migration for you (100% free). Yes, you can literally switch from Weebly to WordPress without any risk.

However, if you like learning and doing things yourself, then you can follow our step-by-step tutorial below.

Ready? Let’s get started.

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If you don’t like video tutorials or want to move at your own pace, then continue reading the instructions below.

Step 1: Getting Started

To start a WordPress blog, you need two things:

  • A domain name (this is the name of your blog, i.e.,
  • A web hosting account (this is where your website lives on the internet)

While WordPress itself is free, both domain and web hosting come at a cost ($14.99 / year for domain and $7.99 / month for web hosting).

Thankfully, Bluehost, an official WordPress-recommended hosting provider, has agreed to offer our users a free domain name and over 73% off on web hosting.

If, for some reason, you want other options, then you can look at our list of the best WordPress hosting companies.

Once you have set up your domain and hosting, the next step is to install WordPress. We have a step-by-step guide on how to install WordPress.

After you’re done installing WordPress, you are ready to move to the next step, which is to move your Weebly content to WordPress.

Step 2: Export Content From Your Weebly Website

In the past, it was way too difficult for users to move from Weebly to WordPress because it wasn’t easy to export data from Weebly.

We decided to solve this problem and developed a free Weebly to WordPress Importer.

It is a free online tool that imports your content from Weebly and converts it into a WordPress-compatible import format. It does not make any changes to your existing Weebly site, so it is perfectly safe to use.

Head over to the Weebly to WordPress Importer website and enter your Weebly website URL.

Weebly to WordPress Importer

You will be asked to provide your name and email address and to select an export format.

The default option is WXR format, and you should not change that unless you run into an issue later.

Next, you need to choose whether you want to include pages in your export file. The default option is ‘Yes,’ and you don’t need to change that either unless you really don’t want to export Weebly pages.

After that, you need to click on the ‘Export my Weebly Website’ button.

Weebly to WordPress Importer will now fetch content from your Weebly website and convert it into a WordPress-compatible export file.

Download your Weebly export file

You will see a button to download your Weebly export file. You need to right-click on it and select ‘Save link as’ from the menu.

This will download the export.xml file to your computer.

Step 3: Import Weebly Content into WordPress

Now that you have your Weebly content in a WordPress-compatible format, it is time to import it into WordPress.

Login to your admin area and head over to the Tools » Import page.

You will see a list of importers available for different platforms. You need to scroll down to WordPress and then click on the ‘Install Now’ link.

Install WordPress importer

WordPress will now fetch the importer plugin and install it on your WordPress site without reloading the page.

Once it is installed, you need to click on ‘Run Importer’ to launch it.

Run WordPress importer

This will bring you to the WordPress importer page. Go ahead and click on the ‘Choose file’ button to select the export.xml file you downloaded earlier.

Next, click on the ‘Upload file and import’ button to continue.

WordPress importer will now upload and analyze your export file. On the next screen, it will ask you to assign authors.

Import authors and media attachments

You can import an author from your Weebly website, create a new author, or assign all content to your existing WordPress user.

Don’t forget to check the box next to the ‘Download and import file attachments’ option. It will fetch images from your Weebly website into the WordPress media library so you can use them later.

You can now click on the ‘Submit’ button to run the importer. WordPress will now import content from the export file to your WordPress database. It will also try to fetch images linked to your Weebly blog posts and pages.

Upon completion, you will see a success message.

Successfully imported Weebly data into WordPress

Congratulations, you have successfully imported content from your Weebly blog to WordPress. You can now go to posts, pages, and categories in the WordPress admin area to see if all your content is there. Also, check the media library to see the images imported from your Weebly site.

If the import process fails in the middle, then you can always run it again. The importer is smart enough to detect duplicate content and skip it. It will only import the content that wasn’t imported successfully in the previous attempt.

Step 4: Setting Up Redirects

If you were using a custom domain on your Weebly site (like, then you need to point it to your WordPress hosting provider.

First, you need to log in to your Weebly account and go to the Domains page. Click on the domain name that you want to edit, and then on the Domain Settings page, click on the ‘Change’ button next to the Nameservers option.

On the next screen, you need to enter your new WordPress host’s nameservers. For Bluehost, these are and

Changing name servers

Click on the ‘Save’ button to store your settings.

Nameserver changes may take a while to propagate across the internet. Once the changes take effect, visitors will start seeing your WordPress site.

If you were using a subdomain URL on your Weebly site (like, then here is how you would setup redirect.

Login to your Weebly dashboard and edit your website. Next, you need to click on Settings and then the SEO tab.

Subdomain redirect

Now, scroll down to header code option and add this line of code:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=">

Replace with your new WordPress site’s domain name.

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save’ and ‘Publish’ buttons to save your changes.

You can now visit your Weebly website, and it will refresh and redirect to your WordPress website.

Step 5: Setting Up Permalinks

Your Weebly website may have a different URL structure for blog posts and pages. Typically, it is something like this:

For blog posts:
For pages:

If you were using a custom domain on your Weebly site, then users visiting a post on your old Weebly blog will see a 404 error.

Here is how you would make sure that users are redirected to the correct post.

You will need to visit the Settings » Permalinks page. Scroll down and select the ‘Custom Structure’ option, and then add /blog/%postname% in the text field next to it.


Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to update your permalinks.

Now, you need to add .html at the end of URLs for your WordPress pages.

You will need to install and activate the Add Any Extension to Pages plugin. For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » Add Any Extension to Pages. Simply enter .html in the plugin settings and click on the ‘Update Settings’ button.

Add .html to pages in WordPress

Now, you need to visit the Settings » Permalinks page and click on the save changes button to update your permalink structure.

Step 6: Troubleshooting

Here are a few things that you may need after transferring your site from Weebly to WordPress.

1. Importing or Replacing Images

WordPress will try to import images from your Weebly website to WordPress during the import. However, if your images are not downloaded to the media library, then you will need to import them. See our guide on how to import external images in WordPress for detailed step-by-step instructions.

2. Fixing Errors in WordPress

If you are seeing some errors on your WordPress site after the transfer, then head over to our ultimate guide on common WordPress errors and how to fix them.

3. Things to Do After Installing WordPress

If everything goes well, you will be now ready to customize your new website and take advantage of the enormous flexibility of WordPress. See our list of important things to do after installing WordPress.

We hope this article helped you properly move from Weebly to WordPress. You may also want to see our list of the must-have WordPress plugins for business websites and our guide to WordPress vs. Weebly.

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  2. Nicole says


    Thank you so much for this tutorial – it was much needed help!
    Now, after struggling quite a bit to get my Weebly content migrated to WordPress (“no content found”) I finally managed to get it sorted by trying Firefox instead of Chrome. I do however have a problem; all of my blog posts were transferred, but despite checking the boxes (as said in the video tutorial) it seems that non of my categories nor comments where migrated along with the rest of the Weebly content. Why is that? Is there something I can do to fix this?

    Thank you!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Nicole,

      You can try regenerating another export file and then import it. WordPress importer is smart enough to not avoid duplicate content, this way you would be able to import any content that didn’t import earlier.


  3. Missy Zane says

    Wow! Thank you! I thought I was going to have to rebuild a 77-page website on WordPress. You saved me a lot of time and work!

  4. Mike Trapp says

    I keep trying to use this tool but tells me no content, we have 500+ blogs.
    Any pointers to give that I can try?

  5. Mike trapp says

    I am trying to export our 500_ blogs from weebly to WP
    The site is
    The tool says no content found.

    But when I try the tool on

    which is just a dummy test site I made it works.

    Any ideas?

      • Mike Trapp says

        I have tried all those suggestions, no luck.
        I can get a RSS feed file saved, but its in the “atom” format and WP wont read it in, plus it only gives 10 blog posts.

        • WPBeginner Support says

          Thank you for letting us know, we are continuing to look into possible causes and solutions for this issue

  6. Morgan says

    Hello team,

    I’m always stuck when I try to generate the exporting file. It always fails. Is it because the website file on weebly is too big? Is there another way to do this? I tried to import using RSS and it still doesn’t work.

    Thank you very much!

  7. Madison says

    Hey there! I have tried giving it hours and even days between trying to use the import tool… I’m still getting the same error that there is no content. I’ve even tried different browsers on three different IP addresses. Still no luck…

    • Reka says

      Hi Madison,
      I kept running into the same problem (with all browsers possible).
      Then I realized that I have SSL certification enabled on my Weebly website which might be causing the trouble, so I disabled it, republished the site without SSL. I’ve tried weeblytowp converter with the Weebly site republished without SSL (please, note that it means that your URL will start with http instead of https this way), and it worked immediately.
      If it applies to you it’s worth giving it a shot.

  8. Linda says

    Hello! I paid for my domain name through Weebly but now I want to use it for a WordPress blog. I don’t need to import any content (it wasn’t a blog before), but I don’t want to pay two hosts for the same domain name.
    Can I just link my paid domain name into WordPress?

  9. Leanne says


    Thank you so much for creating this tool! I have a question about the export file. In your information above you refer to the export file being a .WXR format, but we keep receiving a .XML option only. Are we doing something incorrectly?

    Thank you for your time and assistance.

  10. Madison says

    Hey there! I have tried giving it hours and even a whole day… I’m still getting the same error. I’ve even tried different browsers on three different IP addresses. Still no luck…

  11. Madison says

    It says there is no content to export. I’m entering in the correct URL. Copied it straight from my weebly site… I keep trying but get the same result. HELP?!

      • Madison says

        Hey there! I have tried giving it hours and even a whole day… I’m still getting the same error. I’ve even tried different browsers on three different IP addresses. Still no luck…

  12. Nadja says

    Hi there,

    I was following the video but the bluehost and all looks different to me and I didn’t have to install wordpress. Do you know if that is new?
    Btw super thanks for all your great guides :)

  13. Richard says

    Great article and 95% of it has worked like a charm!!
    The last 5% is the domain hosting.

    What if you didn’t buy or transfer your custom domain name to weebly?

    My domain name is hosted by a local company and just points to weebly.

  14. Tatjana says

    It is saying I have an invalid URL which is simply not true. The webpage I am trying to move is:
    Please advise why this is not working.

    Many thanks!

  15. arfa saira says

    This is brilliant – thank you! Just one question though…my weebly site is a specific domain name which also has an associated gmail account with it (using the actual domain name) and my main concern is losing that email address or it not working any longer. What’s the best way to move this all over? I did consider creating a new website with a new domain and simply creating a re-direct on it…but don’t really fancy paying for two lots of everything. What’s the best way to proceed?

  16. Tatjana says

    Thank you for the tutorial, I am willing to try it out but am a bit confused on how to proceed. I have my website and blog on weebly under a custom domain and I want to keep this name also on my new wordpress site. This would mean I do not want to purchase a new domain. I just want to change the hosting to bluehost and then create my new WP site and use the domain name that I am currently using with weebly. Is it possible at all? Of course I need my old site to go on functioning for as long as the new WP one is not ready.
    Is it possible? Or I need to necessarily purchase a new domain? Mmh… I’m just at a loss and hope you can help!
    I’d also be happy to pay for someone to guide me through this procedure. Thank you for any tips you can give!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Tatjana,

      You can signup for Bluehost and they will allow you to use a temporary address for your website. You can use it to build your WordPress site. Once you are ready to move, you can go a head and change the domain name settings ‘Name Servers’ and point them to Bluehost’s nameservers. This will ensure minimum downtime for your visitors.

      However, once you have changed name servers you will need to update WordPress URLs because they will still be using the temporary address. Go to Settings > General and add your domain name in WordPress Address and Site Address fields. You will also need to update URLs in posts and pages using the Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin.


  17. Dee says

    Thank you for this tutorial. I have wanted to move my Weebly site for months. I have a relatively small site with lots of images, and the folks over at Upwork told me it would take 40 hours and hundreds of dollars to move my site. Seemed unreasonable to me.

    Can’t wait to try this out.

    QUESTION? I have a custom domain name in weebly, and will be moving to a completely new site name on wordpress. Presume my custom site name will work with the tool.

    QUESTION? I have several private pages that are only accessible with a member login. Do I need to make these pages public in order for them to move over? I am just trying to think this through before I start the process? If they have to be public, then maybe I can copy them in Weebly and just name them something obsure and hide the navigation. This could be a temporary solution.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Dee,

      Yes, you can use your custom domain name on your new WordPress website.

      Yes, you will need to make those pages public before you run the importer tool. You can make them private again once you have downloaded your export file.


  18. Mary says

    I have the page in weebly and it is very well positioned in google, if I change to make a new page in wordpress can affect my positioning in the search engines? is it possible to import just the blog articles from weebly to a new wordpress?

  19. Miguel says

    hi first of all thanks for this tool.
    i have a problem:
    weeblytowp tells me to enter a valid URL in the weebly website URL box, im using a custom domain what can i do?

  20. Jace Reese says

    I got my website to transfer, however it only transferred 11 out of my 15 blog posts. Any suggestions?

  21. H. Baker says

    I keep receiving the following error when I input information into the transfer form:

    “The page isn’t working is currently unable to handle this request.
    HTTP ERROR 500”

    Please let me know what I can do to remedy this.

    • WPBeginner Support says


      This error may appear if you have an unusually large Weebly site. To solve this you can put half content on your Weebly site into draft mode, and then try again. If you succeed, then download your XML file. Now go back to Weebly and put the other half of your content to draft, and publish the other half. Try to export it again with.

      You will now have two files to import in WordPress. You can import them one by one.


  22. Donal says

    Hi Guys,

    I want to move from Weebly to a completely new WordPress install with a different hosting company.
    I’m using a “proper” domain name (just like “”) on Weebly and I want to continue to use this domain name on my new website.

    When I sing up to my new hosting account what domain name should I use until I move my Weebly Content?
    Will I be able to enter “” as the domain name when I create the hosting account?
    If “” is pointing to my Weebly website how will I be able to access the WordPress dashboard in my new hosting account?

    I know that’s a lot of questions, but I’m a bit confused…


  23. Casey says

    I am getting the same error – that there is “no content” in my weebly blog to be found. I am wondering if this is built to only export recent articles perhaps? Like within the last 30 days (like some RSS feeds), and maybe that is the problem?

    I hope you can provide insight, as I was really hinging my new WordPress site on being able to export the old site. Thank you.

  24. Haleema says

    That’s a very useful guide.
    However, I am stuck at the stage where I tried to transfer the weebly content to WordPress. I have followed all the steps to the point. I got an error message saying: “Could not find any content in your weebly blog to export”.

    How do I go about this?

  25. Santosh says


    I am trying to export the Weebly content but it keeps on saying there is no content on your weebly blog. Are you entering the right website url.

    But everything is correct while requesting to export the file. Can you please help ?

    Thank You.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Santosh,

      Can you please try again after while. If it still doesn’t work, then please leave another comment here with your Weebly site’s URL and we will check it out.


      • Santosh says


        Thank you for giving your time.

        Unfortunately the tool still not working. Here is the website for which i am trying to export data to xml for WordPress Purpose.

        One more thing : In my case the WordPress domain and the weebly domain is same when importing and exporting it to new self hosted server. So in this case do i import first, change the domain to point to new host and export the file in WordPress ? Please Confirm.

        Looking forward to your response.

        Thank you

      • Santosh says


        I am waiting for your response. It seems most of the users getting same error and all were looking for help. Can you please reply back with solution so that we can move forward over to the next step ?

        Thank you.

  26. Eric Lavelanet says

    I currently am using the same domain name for my weebly site as I’m trying to set up with bluehost. How do I set up my wordpress website before cancelling my weebly site?

  27. mike porter says

    I tried numerous times to use the tool, but it constantly errors out
    This page isn’t working is currently unable to handle this request.
    HTTP ERROR 500

    Weebly site has 235 pages, I paid a contracter to move this a year ago, and they failed to move anything but the blog post. So far your tool is not doing anything but crashing.

  28. Dariusz says

    It seems your importer only imported blog pages. M
    But nmajority of my site is in html pages and are not imported.
    Your import file is only around 5 MB and ny zip archive file taken from Weebly 121 MB.
    So, it seems that your importer do not import regular html pages. Pity.
    Maybe HTML Import 2 plugin can help? But this plugin do not import th content, i think.
    Hopeless matter in case, only weebly html pages to import. :(

  29. Clayton says


    Thanks for the walkthrough.

    One question, i have a custom domain name through GoDaddy, that url is where my weebly site was, now i have built a wordpress site. I want to point my domain to my new wordpress site thats hosted on bluehost (like you suggested). My question is, when i put in the header code on the weebly settings, is the domain going to be the domain that i used for weebly, or is it going to be the one i used to build the new wordpress site, i would like the weebly domain to now be my wordpress site’s domain.

    thanks for your help.


  30. Will says

    Okay so I tried to do this and I ran into a problem.

    The problem is on my Weebly site, most of my content wasn’t posted in “blog” form. In other words, I posted the vast majority of my blog-like content as its own page. This was a creative choice I made at the time that I still think I kind of prefer, but none of this content migrated from Weebly to WordPress, I assume because it’s not technically in “blog form.”

    To illustrate what I’m talking about, you can see that all of the articles listed here didn’t make it, when you look at my current version of the WordPress site.

    I do have some content that crossed over that is in blog form as you can see on the WordPress site, but not only is that all that has crossed over, but WordPress combined two separate blogs from my Weebly site.

    I’m just not sure where to go from here. Do I have to copy and paste everything else?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hey Will,

      The plugin can import your pages too. Please click on the pages in WordPress admin area to see if the missing content is already there.

      If it isn’t, then we will advise you to get a new export file from Weebly2WP and then run the importer again. It is smart enough not import duplicate content so you can safely run it again on the same WordPress install.


      • WPBeginner Support says

        Hey Will,

        We can now confirm that the import was successful and your pages are there. Now you would need to follow the instructions mentioned at Step 5 in the article to add .html extension to your pages.


  31. Will Penney says

    Forgive me if this gets mentioned and I didn’t see it, but my question is this: Once this is done, it doesn’t remove your content from Weebly, right? I’d like to give this a shot, but don’t want to risk losing my site as it currently is to do so.

  32. Mallory says

    Thanks for this step-by-step guide! I’m trying to use your tool to transfer everything, but I’m getting an error message:

    “The page isn’t working is currently unable to handle this request.
    HTTP ERROR 500”

  33. Sarah says

    Thank you for this detailed tutorial. I have a question though. I have a weebly site that uses weebly’s membership feature. Members have to log in to assess certain pages of my site. Will I be able to move this over to wordpress? How does it work? Will members still be able to log in to the new wordpress pages using their current login username and password?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hey Sarah,

      Unfortunately this will not work. The tool can only import content using the sitemap and can import users it finds as authors for the content. It will import all publicly accessible posts, pages, and comments.


  34. Matt says

    My posts from my Weebly site imported okay, but is there a way to make sure that if say someone clicked on the post from a Facebook page, that it would redirect to the new post on WordPress? Also, I had different pagelinks at the top of my Weebly site, how do I reconnect them on WordPress? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

  35. Barb says

    With the first step being getting a domain name, I’d like to keep the one I use on Weebly, which is Can I use that? Or in the transfer process, will I get an error message about that one not being available? And my Weebly site includes a drop-down portfolio where I created strings of samples by company name. Will those transfer just fine? Thank you!

  36. Cliff says

    Hi This looks really useful – not seen this question asked so will ask now – can you use this tool to export a weebly site – posts and pages plus media and then import those pages into an already existing WordPress site with its own pages and Posts?

    Will the existing WordPress pages and posts be left intact and will the timestamp of the Weebly posts and pages be preserved so that they are slotted into the existing WordPress site correctly?

    Scenario is a school has two seperate websites one on WordPress and one on Weebly and they want to merge to two on the WP one.

  37. Marcie says

    This looks really doable! I’m wanting to switch my blog from Weebly to WordPress. Will the comments on my blog transfer too? I can’t tell from this post.

  38. Erich says

    I just used this tool and it’s fantastic ! I’m a WordPress beginner and it was pretty easy ! One question though – my Weebly websdite had many YouTube videos and when they transferred over, the size of the video screen was a lot smaller. I made a new post to the WordPress version with a new YouTube video and that one is a lot bigger. Is there a way of making the imported ones larger ? Thanks again for this great tool !

  39. PenName says

    With this free tool (which sounds like a great idea) to make migrating a weebly site to WP easy, how can I be certain that nobody else can use the url for my weebly site and steal the content and integrate it’s contents to their own WP site?

  40. Erich says

    I currently run about 5 Weebly websites. It’s getting expensive to pay the renewal costs. I also have several WP websites that were built for me. I’m a WP beginner, so will this work for me ? Can a beginner do it ? Also, all of my Weebly websites have a page with an Amazon store and other pages with ads from Commission Junction and several YouTube videos along with past blog posts. Will all of these items also transfer to the new WP site ? Thanks for any help you can give me !

      • Erich says

        Thanks for the quick reply ! Appreciate that. So sll of my CJ ad code will transfer over as well ? I just wwnt to make sure. This is a free tool ?

  41. Szilvia says

    I get this message during using the importer:
    “Could not find any content in your weebly blog to export. Did you enter the correct URL?”
    The url was correct. How can I import my blog?
    Thank you

  42. Szilvia says

    Thank you very much, It is really big help for me!
    If I use your code in weebly seo settings to redirect my free subdomain to my new wp domain, than what will happen to the previous seo work, Google rankings, backlinks, pagerank, etc? Will my rankings change? Thank you

  43. Norine says

    I was quite pleased to discover this post and tool as I have a client who has asked me to move their weebly site to WordPress.

    However I tried it just now and it says:
    “Could not find any content in your weebly blog to export. Did you enter the correct URL?…”
    Which is very odd because the weebly site really is there.

    Am I doing something wrong? I have googled the problem but haven’t found anyone with a similar issue. Is there a support forum in which I could post this?

    Any help appreciated. Thanks.

  44. Lisa says

    Hello! Thank you so much for this tutorial it was really helpful! But on my website I have a page called “Blog” and that is where I want to post all of my old blog posts from Weebly. How should I manage to place the content there?

  45. Carla says

    WOW!!! Thanks so much for providing this tutorial. I had been stressing about making this move complete. I had NO idea that it would be this EASY to do and for the last month I’ve had both my weebly (with the bulk of my content) and my newly created wordpress (with very little content) blogs going. Thanks to you as of today they are officially MERGED :-). I did it i less than 30 minutes since I already had some of the steps completed. Anyway needless to say – I am ecstatic about all of this. THANKS again!!!

  46. Julia says

    Ah, I wish this had been around a year or so ago when I moved my site from Weebly to WordPress. I lost all my comments as I was told there was no way to move them across, and I had to copy and paste all my blog posts and backdate them. It’s good to see that the hole’s been filled for others now though.

  47. Rajendra Zore says

    Hey Guys,

    Firstly, thank you for weebly-to-wp tool. This will definitely expedite the process of exporting WXR File now.

    Those new to such kind of migration, please know that there are less/no free tools available to export your Weebly site and convert it into WordPress (WXR). So, once again thanks to folks at WPBeginner.

    Just 2 days back I did the Weebly to WP migration for one of my client. Lucky she was not interested in Comments & Pages but Posts & Images.

    I did that thru RSS Format. By the way, Weebly feeds use the ATOM format rather than RSS. I have used one Tool to convert that to RSS Format.

    Finally, have managed to migrate Posts. But…for Images, I have exported entire Weebly Blog & Uploaded the “uploads” folder into Root Directory as the Images were getting fetched via… in Weebly & can be set easily on Self-hosted WP w/o altering the internal links (if domain is same; Find-Replace, otherwise) or Need any plugin to import external links!


    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Rajendra,

      Thanks for your sharing your Weebly to WordPress migration story. It was quite difficult even for experienced users to safely transfer their content to WordPress. Now with our free Weebly to WordPress Importer this process will become a lot easier.


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