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Our Wix Importer is a quick way to move your content. All you have to do is provide your site’s web address (called a URL). When the import is complete, you’ll have a site that’s pre-filled with your content and ready to be your new home on the web.

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Import to a new site

If you’re just getting set up with WordPress.com or don’t want to affect an existing WordPress site, the quickest way to get started is to visit https://wordpress.com/compare/wix/.

Once you give us the URL of your Wix site, we’ll set up a new WordPress site and take you directly to the import feature.  Don’t worry about your web address. You can change it easily and add your existing domain name (or even a brand new one) when you’re ready to take your site live.

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Import to an existing site

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Note this option is only available for sites that do not have plugins installed or custom themes uploaded. If you have the WordPress.com Business plan or higher and have installed plugins, click here for your Import Steps.

If you already have a WordPress.com site you want to continue using, but have content on a Wix site you want to append, instead of going through the process of importing to a new site, go to Tools → Import and choose Wix:

Popular sites you can import content from.

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NOTE: Some site settings will be overwritten when you import from Wix to an existing site. For example, your menus, front page setting, site title, etc. will be changed to match your Wix site.

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Supported Content

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of the types of content we can import:

  • Blog posts
  • Static pages
  • Images
  • Various other blocks and features

We will attempt to import as much of your content as possible, but there is some functionality we don’t support quite yet. We’ll continue to add support, so if there’s an important bit that isn’t incorporated in your new site, please reach out to us and let us know about it!

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Business and eCommerce Plan Sites

If you have a site on the Business or eCommerce plan that has plugins installed or uploaded themes, you will need to first create a new free WordPress.com site on your account and import the Wix content to the free site. You’ll then export from the free site and import that content into your Business or eCommerce site.

  1. While logged into your WordPress.com account, go to https://wordpress.com/start
  2. Select the free WordPress.com site address, and free plan
  3. Then, you can go to Tools → Import on the free site, and import your Wix content
  4. Once the content has been imported to the free site, go to Tools → Export
  5. A file will be exported to your computer. Take that file to your Business/eCommerce site and go to Tools → Import
  6. Select Import from WordPress, and use the XML file option to import your content

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Alternatively, WordPress.com Business or eCommerce plan sites can also use a tool like https://wordpress.com/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/ to import their content.

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FAQs

Will my Wix site be available during the import? What about afterward?

Your Wix site will not be affected by the import process.  In order to use your existing domain name, you will need to do one of:

I want to set up an online store or use a particular plugin on my new site. How do I do it?

For advanced functionality, your site will need a WordPress.com plan. See the articles for setting up a store and adding custom plugins for more information.

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