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How to Migrate from Windows Live Space to WordPress.com

How to Migrate from Windows Live Space to WordPress.com

We just informed you about Windows Live space goes to WordPress and here I have prepared a guide for Windows Live space users who are looking for step by step guide to move their live space blogs to WordPress. To get started with this, follow steps mentioned here and you will be on WordPress in no time.

Login to your Windows live space account and here are two screen which you will get one after one :

Authentication:

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Click on Get started, upgrade my blog to WordPress.com and you will be redirected to confirmation page to start blog migration process.

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Click on continue and you will be taken to next screen, which is step by step process and anyone can easily migrate his live space blog to WordPress.com in 5 minutes. If you already have a WordPress.com account (which is free), you can login from left hand side and move ahead with the process. Else you will be asked to create a free account.

To get started, click on connect:

windowsliveconnect thumb In the popup allow connect:

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Next step would be creating a new blog where all your live space data will be imported and your blog will be live on WordPress.com platform. Click on create new blog ->next

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Set up blog:

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  • Next step would be give a name to your domain. So if you want your domain to be harsh.wordpress.com, add Harsh in blog domain space.
  • Give a blog title: This could be your tag line as well.
  • Select language of your blog.
  • Set privacy to public if you want your blog to be visible for everyone including search engine.
  • Set it to Block search engine, if you want it to be public but doesn’t appear in search engine.
  • Private: If you don’t want your blog to be visible to anyone and want to set it by visible by invitation only.
  • Click on create Blog.

Migration complete:

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So if you have done everything as stated above, you will get success message of completed blog migration.

Since my Windows live space has no content, no data was imported else you would be seeing a complete blog with lots of data. Here is a screenshot of my newly created WordPress.com blog after migration from Windows Live space:

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Just for info, you have 6 month time to move to WordPress.com from live space. In case if you wish to move your Windows Live space blog to self hosted WordPress blog, you can hire me for that. More details on my service page.

No doubt WordPress is great platform for blogging and I’m sure you will love your blogging life on WordPress platform.

Do let us know if you are a Windows live space blogger and how do you feel about this whole merger of Windows Live space into WordPress?

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  • Kenneth Ellefsen

    I did not like wordpress at all, in fact it was totally useless for my purpose of having a private blog to share with firends and family. In spaces they could all log in with Live ID, but in wordpress they have to have a wordpress account. So I decided to move to blogger/blogspot instead, and I made a migration tool to transfer my old blog. You can read all about it and download the tool/source code here: st185cs.wordpress.com

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  • Mimi

    This is what happening to me: while migrating there was an error, and the new wordpress blog is blank, only 1 entry for hello world..
    I’ve been using windows live space for 5 years and the blog contents are so important to me. How can I get the old entries back?
    Thanks

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  • Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Sathish for your comment and dropping by. :)

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