Migrate from Typepad or
Movable Type to WordPress
By using WordPress’s own XML standard, our data converter and custom importer plugin preserve your data—including images and file attachments.
You don’t have to know how to code or spend hours manually moving data to move your blog to WordPress.
Move to WordPress in 3 Steps
Our web-based converter and custom WordPress plugins making converting possible without knowing code.
TP2WP Moves All of Your Data
Not only do we move all of your blog posts, we correct dozens of formatting problems common to MTIF file migrations.
Any file associated with your domain or subdomains will be flagged in your converted XML data and imported to WordPress.
Our custom importer will automatically create new author profiles so you don’t have to create each profile manually.
We don’t use rely on plugins. Instead, we convert your old permalinks to GUIDs, permanently preserving your incoming links and redirecting to your new URL structure.
We keep your community of readers happy by properly identifying and preserving comments that might otherwise be lost.
Keywords and categories in Typepad and Movable Type will be preserved as WordPress tags and categories, respectively.
No one matches our unique approach to preserving incoming links, which is key to maintaining your hard-won search engine ranking.
Why We Created TP2WP
In 2011 we were asked to move Marginal Revolution to WordPress. At the time, we had no idea how hard it was going to be to get data out of Typepad, especially for a site with 7,000 posts and 140,000 comments. We found out that Typepad exports don’t include permalinks, comments, or images—the export is little more than text.
Complicated 17-step DIY methods existed for using this text export—along with importers, editors, redirects, and other methods—to painstakingly move data to WordPress. We thought we could build something that made this process easier.
We decided to turn the process on its head by converting Typepad export files* into WordPress’s own XML standard.
By converting Typepad data to WordPress XML, we can take advantage of all the great tools that WordPress offers. That enabled us to a create custom importer that preserve links, images, comments, and the other content that you’ve spent years adding to your blog.
Since launching TP2WP, we’ve used this new set of tools to help a lot of bloggers escape Typepad, including Crate & Barrell, Evite, The Monkey Cage, Noodle Pie, YankeesRedSox, SFAppeal, and even Andrew Sullivan’s sprawling 86,000-post site.
Compared to the old way of moving data between blogging platforms, TP2WP can seem to good to be true. But we believe it’s just the way things should be.
*Our process also works with export files from Movable Type.