Migrate from Typepad or Movable Type to WordPress

Now for only $49.

 

 

Move Your Blog to WordPress in Three Simple Steps

1. Export

1. Export

Create your MTIF export file. In TypePad, navigate to Settings, then Import/Export. In Movable Type, choose Tools, then Export from the System Overview menu.

2. Convert

2. Convert

Upload your MTIF file to tp2wp.com, enter your site’s domain/subdomain, and preview your conversion for free. Purchase and download for only $49.

TP2WP Moves All of Your Data

Posts

Posts

Not only do we move all of your blog posts, we correct dozens of formatting problems common to MTIF file migrations.

Images

Images

To ensure that all images are moved, we rename all image files to include a proper file extension and strip out javascript pop-ups.

Files

Files

Any file associated with your domain or subdomains will be flagged in your converted XML data and imported to WordPress.

Authors

Authors

Our custom importer will automatically create new author profiles so you don’t have to create each profile manually.

Permalinks

Permalinks

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.

Comments

Comments

We keep your community of readers happy by properly identifying and preserving comments that might otherwise be lost.

Metadata

Metadata

Keywords and categories in TypePad and Movable Type will be preserved as WordPress tags and categories, respectively.

SEO

SEO

No one matches our unique approach to preserving incoming links, which is key to maintaining your hard-won search engine ranking.

How Can Moving to WordPress Be That Easy?

A couple of years ago, moving from TypePad or Movable Type to WordPress wasn’t as easy as 1, 2, 3. Even for experienced developers, the prospect was daunting. When we were asked to move Marginal Revolution to WordPress, the blog’s popularity as one of the most widely-read economics blogs in the world and its rabid fan base added to the pressure.  At the time “MR” had more than 7,000 posts and 140,000 comments.

As we attempted the move, we discovered that TypePad and Movable Type exports don’t include permalinks, comments, images, or other files in their exports. In fact, you’re given little more than text.

From there, the only option was a 17-step process to move the rest of the data and to get all the links and files working again. Even when trying this method, we found that much of the data transferred from the TypePad site was incorrect, incomplete, or just plain missing.

So, we decided to create a better method for converting to WordPress. Rather than shoehorning TypePad or Movable Type data into WordPress and then cleaning it up, we’d convert that data into WordPress’s own XML standard from the start.

Using this method meant no more battling with images that wouldn’t transfer, broken links, lost authors, missing comments, and the seemingly endless other problems.  Just export, convert, and import.

Now blogs like Pixie Campbell, The Monkey Cage, Noodle Pie, and many others have done just that—migrating their blogs the easy way with our service, TP2WP. We’ve even helped Andrew Sullivan go independent after leaving The Daily Beast. 86,000 converted posts later, Sullivan was not only making history with his subscription-supported blog, he was doing so with WordPress after nearly a decade on TypePad.

Customers have told us they initially thought TP2WP was too good to be true. Given the alternatives of complicated data cleanup or the paying a developer hundreds or even thousands of dollars, we don’t blame them. But it’s not too good to be true—it’s the product of years of learning the quirks of TypePad and Movable Type.

We believe that bloggers should be able to easily move their content to whatever software they choose. So we found a way to make that possible.

 

 

Our Happy Customers

Evite.com Blog

Evite.com Blog

We were able to transfer all of the posts and integrate them into the brand new EVITE blog! I would definitely recommend this service.

Ryan Mitts
Creative Director, D6 Interactive

I’m So Happy I Found TP2WP

I’m So Happy I Found TP2WP

I’m so happy I found TP2WP … TP2WP was simple to use, reasonably-priced, and came with great support, making my job WAY easier and my client extremely pleased with the final result.

Tracy Osborn
Founder, WeddingLovely.com

Professional and Supremely Competent

Professional and Supremely Competent

Extremely patient and helpful and professional and supremely competent. I couldn’t have done this without them.

MaryAnn Johanson
Blogger, Flick Filosopher

Very Glad We Chose TP2WP

Very Glad We Chose TP2WP

We are glad we made the switch and very glad we chose TP2WP who handled the process impeccably and without downtime.

Alex Tabarrok
Professor & Blogger, Marginal Revolution

86,000 Posts

86,000 Posts

A big thanks to Cord Blomquist and his team at ReadyMadeWeb, who figured out how to migrate our unruly archive of 86,000 posts from Typepad into WordPress.

Andrew Sullivan
Founder & Editor, The Dish

Highly Recommend

Highly Recommend

If any blog authors have similar needs, we highly recommend Cord.  Let him know The Monkey Cage sent you.

John Sides
Professor & Blogger, The Monkey Cage