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[From ed.talmadge]

I have a site that would like to migrate to WordPress . My current site contains about 1000 pages that contain just information. No blog articles, ecommerce or anything fancy.

I am aware that WordPress allows the importing of pages. All the tutorials I can find deal with migrating an existing blog (ex = blogger) to WordPress.

I would like to create some type of feed (xml, rss, csv, or whatever...) from my existing site and import that into WordPress. I would like all my current pages to be "WordPress Pages" (not posts).

What feed format and content do I use to ensure that the proper page titles, descriptions, permalinks, category associations, etc get correctly transferred to WordPress?

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The Import HTML Pages plugin might help you. If you haven't installed WordPress yet, you might want to start with WordPress 2.9.2 (the current maximum version tested with the plugin) and then update to 3.0.1 once you've completed the import.

Potentially the plugin could have problems with HTML that isn't well-formed, but you can use HTML Tidy and/or the W3C Validator service to help check and clean up your pages before you import them.

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You may be able to use some online converter (like CMS2CMS). It performs migration in an automated way.

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You can use the HTML to WordPress Convertor plugin, but first you need a live WordPress site. All you pages will apear at WordPress as pages. But you have to know, that it is gonna cost you a lot, around $100 or so.

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