Category: WordPress

How to import posts from one WordPress site to another

Here’s a quick and easy way to copy posts from one site to another using the built-in Tools on your WordPress dashboard. In this example I am importing WordPress posts from SiteA to SiteB (both are self-hosted WordPress sites).

1. Login to SiteA. Select TOOLS_EXPORT (You may be asked to install the plugin. Do it.), choose the content to export. Download Export File.


2. Login to SiteB. Select TOOLS_IMPORT. Select to import from WordPress. If you haven’t done this before, you will be prompted to download the import plugin. Do it. Select the file (the one you just downloaded from SiteA).

If asked, download the plugin...
If asked, download the plugin…
Change author, import attachments...
Change author, import attachments…

3. Done.

I selected “Import attachments” thinking that images associated with my posts would be moved to the new site — didn’t happen.

Embedded images do appear in posts, but they source from their original URLs. So, if I remove the images from SiteA, I will need to move them to SiteB and re-embed them manually.

Click-able images still point to their original locations.

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How to Remove the Password Reset – Found it!

So glad to find this! Just copy the code, create the plugin, activate and no more “reset password”!

By default, WordPress allows every user to change/reset their passwords. This is a great option, but in some cases you do not want to have this option available for all user levels. In this article, we will share our story on why we need this functionality, and we will also show you how to remove the ability for non-admin users to change/reset their passwords in WordPress.

via How to Remove the Password Reset / Change option from WordPress.

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How to not show the author name on a WordPress blog

Here, the Network 1.4 by EugeneO theme has an option for showing the author name.

Maybe you don’t want your username showing up on your blog posts?

By default most WordPress themes automatically include the date and author name for all posts. Most of the time your “author name” is your username.

Some themes will let you select whether to show the author name on posts…


If your theme does not have this option, you can remove the author name with this edit to your index.php file. Remove this line of code from your index.php, single.php, etc…

<p>by <?php the_author(); ?></p>



Add a new nickname, then select it in the pull-down menu.

If you would rather not fiddle with php code, there is another way to alter the author name on posts.

1. In the “Users” section of your Dashboard select the author you would like to alter. My user name is MBenny (my author name is also MBenny), but I would rather people saw me as “Mike”.

2. Change the “Nickname” to the name you would like people to see on your posts. I changed mine to “Mike”. (Caution: Do not change the User name, the first name or the last name — just the Nickname.)

3. Underneath that field pull down the “Display name publicly as…” and select the new name.

4. Now, all of your post will include your new “altered” name.

To hide your name completely, change your Nickname to the name of your blog or use a dash, hyphen or other character.

I hope this works for you. Comment below if so…


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