How To Migrate Windows Live Spaces to WordPress
By on September 28th, 2010

Microsoft recently announced that they would be shutting down Windows Live Spaces and moving all users to WordPress.com. If you are a Windows Live Spaces user, Microsoft has made it very easy to move your data elsewhere, so how do you move it to WordPress.com? Take a look at the steps listed below.

Step 1: Login to your Windows Live Spaces account.

Start Windows Live Spaces Migration

Step 2: When you view your Spaces account, you might see a notice which will prompt you to Upgrade your blog, click on the "here" link to start the migration process.

Live Spaces WordPress Migration

Step 3: Read the information on the page. Once you are done click on the "Get started. Upgrade my blog to WordPress.com!" link. Read the agreement on the next page and click on the "Confirm" button to continue.

Live Spaces Move to WordPress.com

Step 4: You will be taken to WordPress.com and asked to connect your Windows Live account to WordPress.com. Authorize WordPress to access your Windows Live account to continue to the next step. If you already have a WordPress.com account, sign in to your account on the Step 1 and  then authorize your Windows Live account so that you can migrate the Spaces blog to your existing account. If you do not have a WordPress.com account just authorize your Windows Live account and then create a new WordPress.com account under Step 2.

For Step 5, follow the instructions based on whether you already have a WordPress.com account or not.

Live Spaces to Existing WordPress.com User Migration

Step 5 for existing WordPress.com users: Once you have authorized your account, select an option to either create a new blog or merge your Windows Live Spaces blog with an existing account. If you choose to migrate to an existing blog, follow the options given by the migration wizard, if not move to step 6.

Live Spaces to New WordPress.com User Migration

Step 5 for New WordPress.com users: Sign up for a new WordPress.com account and continue to the Next screen.

(Step 6 is common for both existing and new users who choose to create a new Blog for their Windows Live Spaces migration)

Fill New WordPress.com Live Spaces Blog Details

Step 6: Choose a new Blog Domain for your blog and fill or select the rest of the options to create your new blog. Click on the "Signup" button to begin the migration process from Windows Live Spaces to WordPress.com.

Now that you have moved to WordPress, enjoy blogging.

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