Import/Export your map locations between WordPress websites

In this guide, you’ll learn how to transfer your map locations from one WordPress website to another using the built-in import and export tool. This comprehensive guide covers the step-by-step process, including how to install the WordPress Import plugin if needed.

1. Exporting the Map Locations:

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel on the website where the map locations exists.
  2. Navigate to “Tools => Export” in the WordPress admin menu.
  3. In the Export screen, select the content type you use to save your map locations, for example, if you’re using posts for locations, select “Posts”.
  4. Click on the “Download Export File” button to download the XML file containing your maps.

2. Importing the Maps:

  1. Log in to the WordPress admin panel on the new website where you want to import the map locations.
  2. If the “Import” plugin isn’t installed, you can follow steps (a, b & c) to install it. Otherwise, proceed to step 3 below:
    1. Navigate to “Tools => Import” in the WordPress admin menu.
    2. You’ll see a list of available importers. Look for “WordPress” in the list and click on the “Install Now” link below it.
    3. Once installed, click on the “Run Importer” link to start importing your content.
  3. After installing the Importer plugin (if needed), click on the “Run Importer” link or navigate to “Tools => Import”.
  4. Click on the “Choose File” button and select the XML file you exported earlier.
  5. Click on the “Upload file and import” button.
  6. In the next screen, you’ll have the option to assign imported content to an existing user or create a new user. Choose the appropriate option.
  7. Click on the “Submit” button to start the import process.

3. Verifying the Import:

  1. Once the import process is complete, you’ll see a success message.
  2. Navigate to the map locations post type (e.g. “Posts”) section in the WordPress admin menu to view the imported map locations and verify that they have been successfully imported.
  3. You can also check individual map locations to ensure that all content and settings have been transferred correctly.

4. Regenrating your markers:

  1. Navigate to “Progress Map”, click on the menu “Plugin settings”and make sure to select your (map locations) post type in the list of post types under the “Post types” field.
  2. Save your settings by clicking on the button “Save changes”.
  3. Once you’ve saved the changes, navigate to the “Troubleshooting” menu and proceed to click on the “Regenerate markers” button. Learn more about regenerating the markers here!

By following these steps, you can easily export and import your map locations from one WordPress website to another using the built-in import/export tool.

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