Importing content in Blogely

I prepared a video overview of Blogely Import functionality. I have been asked too many times how to bring content into your account in Blogely.

It is essential, especially for people with existing blogs, not to poke around copying-pasting your older blog posts. You want your blog posts to be transferred quickly and appear in your account correctly.

You do not want to perform any exhausting old-fashioned copy-paste operation. It has to be reliable and must take minimal effort.

We listened and created what you would want – reliable and straightforward importing without a glitch.

In my video, I show everything you need to know how to import from Google Docs, import using the URL of your blog posts, and import using HTML files.

Start working on your (or your clients) content, bring it into your Blogely account, improve it, polish it up, SEO optimize it, and make it shine. Republish it back to the exact places where it was. Please do not create new posts, republish it back to where it belongs.

Video content


Blogley importing functionality overview. 

Import using Google Docs

Tips for Google docs headings 

Live import example

Live publishing to WordPress example

Import using blog URL

Live example of URL import 

Live publishing to WordPress example

Republishing to an old blog post 

Reading and using WordPress post ID 

Export and import HTML file 

Final thoughts. 


Hello, Hi, I’m Gennady from Blogely. And I would like to show you today how to import articles from different places. So you can import from your blog URL, or you can import from your own Google Doc. We will also review the HTML import. But for the most part, say 95% of all the bloggers and writers are using Google Docs or Microsoft Word. So we’ll see how the Blogely performs against that. Right, so let’s get in. Alright, let’s dive into importing the article in the blog link. So let’s look at this view. Right now, I have the main page, it’s article view. I have it in my favorite format is a list view. It’s more compact, but you can quickly change it here on the default settings, configurations and change it to list view or current view. So right now, this one is the list view. So, of course, I don’t have to explain this. Search can actually quickly search for any article just by typing their, their word. So it filters that. And to remove the filter, just click on the cross. So this one is the sore. This one is the filter. So filter on. I don’t need to explain it. You can filter by statuses by favorites by keyword groups are all my tags. So tagging is quite popular. So use the tags to identify specific articles that you need. 

Now, if I go to the last icon here, this one is an import icon. So let’s look at the import. But before we dive in into Google import, I will have to show you the actual Google file so you can see what is there and how you can actually maybe make slight preparation; you don’t need much work there, just to make sure you create a new outline, which will help you to break down by the blocks your content. 

Okay, so I’m in my Google Doc that I prepared. Let’s say I’ve worked on, and I put the content I set up there, all the formatting. Now, an important note to remember, anytime you want to break up the content into blocks, all you need to do is to create headers and make sure those headers are h2. So just make sure this header is h2. And the system will automatically break down the content. We will create a block anything below between this header h2 and the next header h2. That will be the block inside the block. So even the images that you have are, let’s say you’re going to add images quickly here, even a copy-paste regular copy-paste images just like I did on this one and just simply paste it here. Now you could see how it’s easy to import, including older formatting, okay. Okay, now let’s review how we can import this Google Doc. So clicking on the icon here on this pop-up will have three options, Google Docs, blog URL, and HTML file. So we’re gonna have to Google Doc. So let’s select the file; you might need to do the authorization if that they may be or will be requested by Google. This is the file important this Google Doc. And now, we selected it and click Select. You can see this file showed up right here. And now, all I need to do just click OK. Now, it will take about a couple, two, three seconds until the file will be uploaded. Here this. So we’ve got the file; it created their article inside the blog. So let’s go take a look inside and explore it. So as you can see, every blog was generated here by h2 headers. 

Here is the article itself; you can see the formatting is preserved. So pretty much everything is there. You don’t even need to do much there to correct it. As you can see, the incomplete article was totally populated, including images and formatting. So you can see it has all the proper headers there; all the blocks were created based on h2 headings. On the bottom, you can see this image that I simply just copy-paste in a Google Doc. Now for the sake just to try and so you could see if I can just go into publishing and just go into publishing quickly in the WordPress doc. So let’s see if we can connect it on this is there right now. So I connected to my blog. And now I’m gonna say the slug, say something like this, and they can put their published. I can set the date, say today’s date. And let’s go to the next step. And now we just want to try it.

That’s it. So it takes about two and a half, three seconds, it’s completed. Now let’s take a look and review this article. So let me just refresh it here. And this is my WordPress. In WordPress, you could see, okay, this is the article right here. So just came in right now. And let’s take a look at how it looks like. So if I click on the View, let’s preview the article. Here it is. So this is the long name. It starts with the desk, but they’re just specifically was set up like this; you can see all the images are here, and it is properly formatted. So everything is here that I don’t even need to make any changes to that. So this is the article right now here that was created from a Google Doc. And you can see it’s already been published. So let’s go up now and create the article from the blog URL. I specifically, I went, I went on a Google search. And I just simply pull any articles on just pull this one happened to be a nice article on the SpyFu. So has all kinds of images and says quite long. So let’s take a look. Now how are we going to import this one? Let’s assume this one is your own blog. All we need to do just copy the URL. So let’s take this URL from that blog. And we’re going back to the article, I mean an article page. And let’s import it. But now we import it with a blog URL. All we need to do just simply paste the URL; here, you can see this is the URL of the blog. And now let’s bring it in. So when I click on the button, okay, it takes about a few seconds until the data will be populated. So good. See, it’s already on. It’s already there. It’s creating this article right now 15 of the most effective so tips for beginners. So let’s take a look inside. Okay, OK, let’s look inside. So we have an article now completely populated; you could see it has full of images. And it’s full of the content that is properly created inside the blog. So you can see the format in the one. And there they are all External links and images, images, as long as they are publicly available, we’ll bring the URL, so it will display those images here. So all the blocks are here. Now you can actually go in and preview this content right inside the blog, Li. So you can go like this, or you can just simply click on that and switch between different blocks. So it looks good.

We have another article that we brought in from using a URL of the blog post. So let’s assume this is our article. And I’m going to now create the article inside back inside the WordPress. So we’ll use the original v created from the Google Doc. So this is like simulating the case when you have your own blog post, and you’re trying to bring in first in a blog, then you work with that you can enhance it with the images, you can optimize it and maybe polish it up. And after that, you can just publish it back to WordPress. And this is the first time we still publish, but we just want to make sure we’re going to publish in the exact spot where it was before to exact post ID; we will republish that in the previous old article that was there in a WordPress. So let’s do that. So we cannot click on the Publish now. And we go to the next step. So now you can see this article never been published before. But before I do that, I need to do one more thing. So if I go back now to WordPress, as you can see, this one was a test article that we created. So when I hover over it, I want to know what their actual post ad is. As you can see on the bottom, it says 55792. If you look on the bottom left corner, again, if I covered Okay, it’s 55792; just remember that post ID Okay, we are back into publishing module of bloodedly. So let’s go and select our website. So I select the blog link. Then I put this blog say can put any slug. So let’s do this. Try. I mean, try 123, and we’re gonna select the Publish right now. So I’m gonna set that date, today’s date, and by the way, if you select a future date, it’s fine. The article will be printed in WordPress; however, it will not be yet visible to the public. But right now, we just need to set that remember that we found the post ID, and I put here 55792. This is an important step. So this one tells you that we are going to submit the article exactly in that post ID. Basically, if that was your article, from your old blog post, do it this way. You can bring your article internal blog link, you polish it up, make it nice, populate it with multimedia, put it more, or do the optimization, and then republish it back to the same old ad that you have you just simply replacing the republishing the content you create in there, much better content in the same area, basically, you update in the article. Okay, let’s go ahead. Okay, we’re going to submit it now.

Yeah, we’re done. So success, your article was created updated successfully. So let’s take a look. If I refresh this page,

all right. Now, take a look. If I hover it over again, you can see 55792; that’s the exact bottom. On the bottom, it says that’s exactly sad. But now the article completely changed. So let’s go take a look at a phi to go to preview. Let’s take a look at an article. How does it look? All right. So this is pretty much exactly the same content you got from SpyFu. Now that we want to do that, no, that definitely if you don’t want to do that, but they are, you could see the capability, you could see what it’s been done. So are we bringing the complete content with all the images with all the information that you have? It’s all everything is fire modded, everything is ready to go. So you can do it within a, basically a minute, few minutes, and you can update your content, you can optimize it pretty quickly, I have a separate video about optimization for in a matter of like four or five minutes, any article can be optimized. Alright, so I have to delete this article that doesn’t belong to me. It’s not mine. So I have to remove it from my WordPress. Alright. So now, one more step left to find out how the HTML file has been imported. So I can do directly on the articles that we have. So if I take this article and just export it as HTML, it’s straightforward. We have export right here. Just go to export. And I’ll take HTML. When HTML has been exported, it’s hands that this kind of file, so if I show the file, it’s going to look like this when I open the HTML file. So this is a complete formatted HTML file. Now, let me just take this file. We will now create another article out of that file, assuming that you took this HTML file from some other place. So just go here, go to the HTML file. And now click in here. We’re going to open the upload. So we’re going to get this. Let’s take this, and we get that HTML file from here. Here’s the HTML file. I’m going to take this file and just simply import it. Once I add this file here, it will show up like a little tiny icon here. And then just click OK. 

The system will take this file and create a different article out of that. So you can see, now it’s created the like identical copy here. So when I go inside, it’s pretty much everything is there. So it’s exactly the same article. So HTML, just simplest, just take a file, upload it and submit it. Okay, so I think I covered every possible scenario for the importing Google Docs, a simple URL from your blog, and an HTML file. Alright. So now, let’s summarize it. You saw the importing into the blog lay in three different ways. Google Doc, block URL, HTML. I want to warn that we do not have a word import word that has different formatting. And there are some complexities, and it’s not the best friendly option. So we decided to avoid word you can just simply use the word converted into Google Docs and upload as a Google Doc. If you have a word, the easiest one The perfect for margin comes with the Google Docs; you have total control over blog URL, you can actually bring in all the blogs you need from your existing blog posts. And once you bring it in, you can start optimizing it, enhancing improving it, make it better, make it more multimedia-rich and HTML, and just an extra option that you could have. Alright, I think it’s covered it all. 

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