August 7, 2013 at 10:23 am | web, Wordpress.

Couple of quick points when it comes time to move your site over to a self hosted site. This can be especially painful for a large site with lots of users.

  • Export gives user name but no email and NO OTHER content. No password, no author status – You will have to edit this for all your users once your import the content
  • Export does not give users who do not have at least one post. – This can be a problem if you have people who don’t post but who edit other peoples posts.
  • Export WILL give users who are not on the users list but have made a post. – This can be confusing when you go to edit users.
  • The nice part is that the XML content that you export from has links to all the media you uploaded and will import that into you new site.