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Import from Medium

You can import your existing Medium site to using the steps below.

All of your Medium content will appear as posts on your site under the original date of the post, along with their original tags. Also, published posts will be automatically marked as published on the site but drafts will remain unpublished.

Step 1: Prepare the Medium File

You’ll need your content from Medium in a downloaded file before you can proceed. You can follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Medium account and visit the Settings page.
  2. Scroll down to the Download your information section.
  3. Select Download .zip and confirm by choosing Export.
  4. A link to download your archive will be sent to you by email when it is finished:


If you’re exporting a Medium “publication” instead of a normal Medium site, the procedure’s a little bit different – you’ll need to ask the Medium support team to create the backup file for you. They provide the file in two different formats, HTML or XML – it’s the HTML version that you’ll need for WordPress.

Step 2: Import Medium to

  1. Go to Tools → Import:
  1. Select the Medium importer.
  1. Upload the Medium file you downloaded from Medium to start the import:
Medium import screen
  1. Select Continue once the file has been uploaded. The import will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. You will receive a notification from us when the import completes.
Medium Import processing screen

You can also run the import tool multiple times to retrieve newer posts without duplicating your old ones.

Step 3: Start Using

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