As we already know that WordPress CMS is the most popular website development platform. This CMS lets the users create some really dynamic websites for clients. MS Publisher was usually used to publish content on the website. There is an infinite power of creation and development of blogs as well as the most complex websites that WordPress has always stored in it and which has reached to so many people around the world. You will not believe but WordPress has already provided as a means to earn money for so many people as WordPress website freelancers.
It is completely true that you can not completely leverage the benefits and power of blogs until you know that it is more beneficial to transfer HTML content to WordPress in every way possible. And the reason why this content has to be imported by following the steps that we have mentioned in this blog is because we still don’t have the option to automatically import the page content to WordPress from the very old HTML website.
Using plugins to import page content to WordPress:
There are great plugins that lets you import HTML content to WordPress pages and comments from all old HTML websites. Especially on large HTML sites, you can also import linked images. It may seem like a cumbersome process but you can go on with this process in a very calm manner as well as hassle-free manner too because it is using a plugin. Using this method will save your time. This plugin is called HTML Import 2, a complex WordPress plugin that needs the WordPress developer to configure multiple settings before importing files or content in this case.
After installation, this WordPress plugin can import files, content, link images, titles, messages, pages, products, categories, tags, categories. Before you begin this process, you must install WordPress from WordPress.org before installing the import interface.
But you must first backup all the files so that you do not lose your website content at any cost.
● File settings:
Directory Import: Enter the absolute URL of the imported directory. The plugin usually shows the absolute path of the web server, make sure you have the correct directory. Example: /home/ hosting/ public_html/ domain.
Old Website URL: This is only used to create accurate .htaccess redirects. The importer is not looking for files here.
Default file: It is important to write the default filename of the directory for the old site server (index.html, default.html). Example: index.html
Include File Extension: Enter a file extension separated by a comma without a full period. Example: html, htm, shtml. All other file types are ignored.
Directory to be deleted: Enter directory names separated by commas without a slash. All files in these directories are ignored. Examples: Images, including templates.
Here are the Content Settings you need to make using the plugin:
Of course, using the plugin to import HTML content to WordPress is much more easier than following the manual methods, but there can be sometimes the lengthy settings that you will have to make while to get all the functions of the plugin put to use and accomplish all your tasks in your website.
Choose content – choose HTML tag or Dreamweaver
Tags: HTML tags without parentheses. Example: div
Attribute: Leave blank if you use tags without attributes or if attributes are not important, such as <body>. Example: id
Value: Enter the value of the property (width, symbol, class name, etc.) without quotes. Example: Content
Other Content Settings that you will need to make:
● Rewrite the link image.
● Update the internal links.
● Use meta description as excerpt (default selected)
● Convert special characters (accents and symbols – selected by default)
● Edit bad content (Word, Frontpage) of your HTML website.
Mandatory Title settings that you will need to make yourself:
Choose a title: HTML tag or Dreamweaver template area.
Tag: HTML tag without parentheses example: title
Attribute: Leave blank if you use tags without attributes or if attributes are not important, such as <title>.
Value: Enter attributes that are not in quotation marks (width, ID, class name, etc.)
Deleting a Vocabulary from a Page Title: General Headline Clause
Import files: Messages, pages or products.
Set status: Public, Draft, Private or Waiting.
Set a timestamp: The latest published file.
Set Writer: WordPress Administrator User> Add author information to profile settings and select author.
Page Import Template: Select the page template provided by the theme or use the default page template.
● Categories, tags and categories:
Specify the categories, tags, and custom classification conditions for the imported messages. Here you can set categories, tags, and categories in importing HTML content to WordPress and then assign them to old HTML website sections.