For everyone who is not looking forward to meticulously adding every single one of their classmates’ blogs to their own blogroll by hand, I have an easy solution! Though WordPress doesn’t have an export blogroll feature, there is a php page which outputs a blog’s links as an .xml file. After renaming that file to the older .opml format, it can be uploaded and imported into WordPress.
Note: I made sure to delete all of my blog’s links before doing this. I don’t know if the import replaces or adds to your existing links. Still, duplicates are easy to delete. Also, this method completely disregards categories; everything will be added to ‘blogroll.’ Still, changing categories is easier than adding them all by hand!
Here’s how to do it:
- Go to this page.
- Click File, Save Page As, and save it to your computer somewhere.
- Rename that file from wp-links-opml.php.xml to daybooklinks.opml
- From your blog’s dashboard, go to the Blogroll tab, then to the Import Links tab.
- In the ‘Or choose from your local disk’ form, browse and select daybooklinks.opml
- Press Import OPML File »
That’s all it takes! I have a mirror image of the Daybook’s blogroll on my own blog at the moment. I’m going to go in and replace my personal links in a second, but I thought I’d post this right away. You know, before everyone spent their entire day copying these by hand. Good luck!