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Hello - I am in the process of moving a site from 7.0 to 7.1.

I have exported the existing 7.0 blog by exporting the blog to wordpress and successfully downloading a .xml file. When I attempt to upload this file to import into 7.1 I get this error below. Any tips? Thank you! 

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As explained in the guide Importing and exporting content, this tool is not designed to export content from one Squarespace site and import it into another Squarespace site. You may want to explore other options.

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I found the same and this is SO frustrating. But, you can use a really hacky workaround:

  • Export the 7.0 site blog
  • Import this to Wordpress (you just need a basic free blog account)
  • Once it's imported, export the Wordpress site
  • Import the Wordpress export file into Squarespace 7.1

The page layouts won't be great and I haven't got the images across, but at least I have all the posts with their text and can save a lot of time and copy/paste errors! 

If you have multiple blog pages in your site, you can even export multiple blogs from your 7.0 site into 1 wordpress site, and import them all back into Squarepace together. And then recategorise them into separate blogs again like this.

Note: If you want to maintain your authors on the blog posts make sure to have an exactly matching user in Wordpress for each author so it can map them

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If you’d like to keep your formatting exactly as it was in 7.0, then I personally recommend the Tools PRO Chrome extension (or the standard version if in a tight budget). It is a paid product but it can literally save hours by moving any Sqsp blog from one site to another. 

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Work: Founder of SF.DIGITAL, providing high quality original extensions to supercharge your Squarespace website. 
Content: Views and opinions are my own. Links in my posts may refer to my own SF.DIGITAL products or may be affiliate links.
Forum advice is free. You can thank me by clicking one of the feedback emojis below. Coffee fuels my work.

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