Export feature comes to wordpress.com, making it truly the best place for new bloggers to get their feet wet

Posted on June 12, 2006. Filed under: blogging, WordPress Themes, WordPress.com |

WordPress.com finally offers the ability for users to export their blog entries to an xml formatted document. This gives wordpress.com users the flexability of moving their blog to, say, their own webserver where they have the full version of WordPress installed.

I had previously posted about how great it is that WordPress.com has an import feature, but where was the export feature — well now we have it.

While WordPress.com is truly an amazing blogging environment/platform/community, and certainly the best way for new users to start blogging, some may outgrow it, finding they want the full functionality offered by installed wordpress on their own server. The main differences between wordpress.com and running wordpress 2.0.2 on your own server include your choice of plugins, themes (there are over 875 free wordpress themes available for download or you can create your own), the ability to serve up google adsense ads and utilize javascript within your blog, etc.

For those who want to get a glimpse at what using wordpress is like, but are too intimidated to deal with installing it themselves, etc, wordpress.com just may be the perfect solution. Without question they will grow to love it. The only question is whether it will spark the desire to take the plunge and go with WordPress 2.0.2 — and now, if they want to do that, they can easily bring their blog with them by using the new export feature!

Thanks wordpress! Been waiting for this one!

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2 Responses to “Export feature comes to wordpress.com, making it truly the best place for new bloggers to get their feet wet”

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Do you know if there are other blog platforms that take WP.COM’s XML structure?

It seems to be implied everywhere that we can Export from our current self-hosted blog using this method and I wondered is that the case and if so where is the support or documentation area for this information.

Cheers,
Roger


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