Importing Other MySQLbased Sites

To import content from a MySQL-based site that isn't represented on the official importer list, be prepared to get your hands dirty. There are no friendly web interfaces for this; it's a matter of filling in database values in a script. You might also need to set up a second, temporary database for the migration process.

Developer Joost de Valk has written a tutorial on importing content from another MySQL database into WordPress. The article ( contains a PHP script (broken into sections) that you can adapt to your own situation. The Codex article on the wp_insert_post function, at, lists all the possible fields you can insert into the database.

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