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Import custom content to WordPress how-to

Hello everyone!


I'm quite new to WordPress, but I am a developer. I'm looking to import some posts from my old non-Wordpress website to my new WordPress site. I have all the articles I need in JSON format with a custom structure. How would I go about bringing articles into my new website? Where would I enter the code? Is there a python or Javascript API? What do I do here?



Any help is greatly appreciated!

Super User II

What platform were your old posts on?  WordPress can import from Blogger, BlogRoll, LiveJournal, Moveable Type and Typepad, RSS and Tumblr.  You can view the available options in Tools > Import.


If none of the above, maybe this plugin will help:

JSON Content Importer


Or, since you are a developer and like getting your hands dirty:

How to import JSON into WordPress


HTH! Smiley Wink

"Be a voice. Not an echo." ~ Anon

It was a totally hand-made custom CMS that I built myself. Not wordpress, or any of these other words.


Thank you for your help. I'm going to try what you suggested and come back with some feedback. 

If I am able to migrate my content to WordPress successfully, and if you have a bitcoin wallet, I'd be delighted to send you 0.01 BTC, which at the moment is about $11.