Automattic Launches Medium Importer for WordPress.com

Automattic Launches Medium Importer for Wordpress.com Web Publishing WordPress parent company Automattic has just made it a lot easier for everyone to move their blog from Medium to WordPress.com.

They just released an import tool which is designed specifically to accept a Medium export file and use the data to populate a WordPress.com blog.

With the recent news about Medium’s change in business model we’ve been receiving a number of requests from users on how to import their content to a WordPress.com site. We’re excited today to share our new import tool for moving from Medium to WordPress.com.

You can find instructions on how to use the import tool on Automattic's blog post, but the short version is that this tool is only available for WordPress.com (there's no similar tool for self-hosted WordPress.org sites).

Simply give the import tool the ZIP file you created on your settings pages and it will do the rest.

This won't capture all of your content from Medium, of course; that service still refuses to let you export the comments and annotations left on your articles.

If I had a Medium blog, I would really want them, but as it stands this tool is still better than a kick in the head.

 

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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