The WriterShelf Import tool lets you import a blog archive to WriterShelf as a batch process. The tool lets you:
Please read this document carefully. Importing an archive can be complicated. A clear understanding of how WriterShelf handles imported data can make the process smooth and fast.
Pen Names and Folders
The import process cannot create new pen names. You must map articles to existing WriterShelf pen names.This ensures the integrity of the WriterShelf pen name system where every pen name must be unique. There is the option to create new pen names during the import process if that’s needed.
The import tool maps archive primary category and category data to WriterShelf folders and subfolders. WriterShelf category data is assigned separately during the import process.
Articles you import that you wish to include in folders must map to existing folders. This means you may need to create the folder structure before you import the archive. There is an option to create or edit folders during the import process.
Dates and Other Data
Comments and other data are not imported from archive files. The Import tool reads only article content, author, publish/draft status and category data.
Screenshot - Import Button
Screenshot - Import Page
The Import page lets you choose the archive file, designate the source format and set Pen Name, publishing, folder and WriterShelf category options.
Screenshot - Progress Bar
Screenshot - Preview, Edit & Adjust Mapping Page
Note: You can mix both methods. Articles mapped by group will follow that setting. Any individual articles you set will follow the new pen name assignment.
Screenshot - Edit Individual Article Page
This allows you to edit the article title and text. You can change the article’s pen name, toggle the article’s publish/draft status, turn off foldering and update the WriterShelf category for the article.
Note: Changing individual article settings overrides any group mapping. For example, if you map a author to a different pen name for an individual article, only the individual article is changed. Other articles in the group will remain mapped to the designated pen name. The same applies to foldering.
If you turn off foldering for an individual article, it remains off, even you assign a folder in group mapping.
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