Migrating existing Wordpress content

Hi there,
I am working on the redesign of a pretty large Wordpress-based website (lots of blog posts dating back to 2010, with many comments etc) and I would love to use Prismic as the new CMS. However, I am not sure I understand what the best way to migrate the existing content would be. I looked through the forum’s archives but couldn’t find something of much use. The website will continue being heavily used, so new content will be added regularly.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thank you.

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Hi Kalli,

Thank you for contacting us, The best way and easiest way we recommend is to use the Import/Export feature..

Please note that this feature is only available for Medium and above plans.

Please let us know if that doesn’t answer you question,

Fares

Great, that’s helpful. I see from the docs that there’s a 200 documents limit - is there a plan for that to change in the future? (I would want to import around 400).
Thanks!

Also you would need to convert the data from the WordPress export structure to your Prismic repository’s JSON structure. Many developers write a script to automate this conversion.

There are a few community-made tools for this. I haven’t tried any of them myself, but I know that others have had success with these. Here is the first:

Here is another tool you can use to converting raw HTML to Prismic’s Rich Text structure:

The limit won’t be changing as it’s there to protect the system, it just means you’ll need to make 2 batches of documents and run the import twice. It doesn’t limit you to 200 documents overall.

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That’s really helpful, thanks so much! I will look into these right now.

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