Remember when I shifted from WordPress.com to WordPress.org? As I pointed out, the shift wasn’t as easy or smooth as WordPress/GoDaddy had promised it to be. Though I didn’t lose any content while shifting, I lost the all my widgets and my blogroll. Fellow bloggers might be able to empathize as to how difficult (or boring to be frank) it is to create a Blogroll from scratch. It isn’t as simple as copy pasting names and links from one tab to the another. The links and all the names need to be crossed checked twice to make sure I don’t receive a hate mail from a fellow blogger who’s ingenious name (for instance Differently Sane) was linked to a blog named The Best Blog Ever.
To make a Blogroll I needed a level of Boredom which I had attained after I was finished with my class 10th Bored Examination. Sadly, I am too busy nowadays to be fortunate enough. So after procrastinating it for weeks I finally sat down to make the new Blogroll. I had barely copy-pasted 4 links before I found myself on TheOatMeal.Com, ROFLCOPTERING. Then perhaps a cat died somewhere or a monkey killed a cat while eating a banana but basically the cat had to die and therefore he/she (uncertain) died. Before taking out a minute of our busy lives for the cat I’ll tell you how you can easily import a Blogroll from a WordPress (.Com or .Org, doesn’t matter) to a WordPress.org or a WordPress.com Blog.
Importing Blogroll From A WordPress.com/.org Blog To A WordPress.com/.org Blog
Step 1: Go to the Admin Dashboard (the place from where you manage everything on your blog) of the blog in which you want to import the blogroll. Scroll down while looking at the left half of the screen a till you find Tools and under it Import. Click on Import. Alternatively, edit the following link to suit your need and then open it.
http://www.Link of the blog on which you want to import goes here/wp-admin/import.php
Example 1: http://www.Pulkit.Me/wp-admin/import.php
Example 2: http://www.TheDolt.WordPress.com/wp-admin/import.php
Once you’ve reached there, locate Blgroll and click it.
Step 2: WordPress.com users will not come across this option so they may give this step a pass. However, for WordPress.org users this is step is vital as this will install a plug-in, . After clicking Blogroll WordPress.org click Install Now on the new pop-up which you will see. Now wait for twenty or so seconds. Stretch your arms a little and get back to work again. Importer
Step 3: Still with me? Good. If you’ve done everything right till here (which was nothing) you will see the following screen. Click Activate Plug-in and run importer.
Step 4: WordPress.com users will come to this screen (see below) after clicking Blogroll while WordPress.org users will come here after clicking Activate Plug-in and run importer. If WordPress.org users are not redirected to this page then go to Tools>>Import>>Blogroll.
In the field Specify an OPML URL enter the URL of the blog whose Blogroll you want to import. Now select Blogroll from the Category drop down menu and click Import OML File.
There you go. The import is now over. Just go to your Widgets page and do the required (dragging the links widget et al). Your Blogroll has been imported!
Now let’s spend a minute remembering the late cat whom you never knew and whom you have surely forgotten by now.