RedDot Migration Tool

Before you start make sure the 'HTML Import 2' plugin is activated on your site.  If you do not see this plugin on your plugins page, let us know and we can turn it on for you. 

The RedDot Migration tool allows you to migrate content from your existing site as pages or posts using a Bookmarklet in your browser. There are two components to the Migration Tool: The HTML Settings and the Bookmarklet.



The HTML Settings (Settings->HTML Import) define how the content is migrated. The default settings for migrating main page content without the navigation and sidebars is already set. You can change the content type, page or post to determine whether migrated content is stored in WordPress as a page or posts. Typically, content in the form of news or stories, should be migrated as posts while informational content should be migrated as pages. When migrating posts, you can also choose the default category for the posts.

 

The Bookmarklet (Settings->RedDot Import) allows you to browse to a page or post on your RedDot site and then click the Bookmarklet to automatically migrate the content. The content is migrated as draft which can then be edited and published as needed. To setup your bookmarklet, create a book mark in your browser and copy the code from the RedDot Import setting in  the admin panel to the url for the bookmark.

Specific directions for Chrome:
  • In Chrome, click Bookmarks->Bookmark Manager.
  • You should see a new tab with the bookmarks and folders listed.
  • Select the "Bookmarks Tab" folder on the left.
  • Click the "Organize" link, then "Add Page" in the drop down.
  • You should see two input fields. Type the name of the bookmark you would like (i.e., <sitename> Importer) in the first field.
  • Paste the javascript code below into the second field.



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