Wednesday, 29 June 2016
An Important Warning: Thinking of Backing Up Your Tumblr Account by Importing into Wordpress? DON’T!!!
I know many of you will have Tumblr accounts - and I know many of you who DO will, like me, be becoming increasingly alarmed at the the number of deactivated accounts encountered and be searching for ways to back up your precious Tumblr content. I also know many of you will likely own - in addition to your Tumblr account - a Wordpress account and will possibly have seen the idea of importing your Tumblr content into Wordpress mooted as a way of creating a quick, clean, backup. Well, here is an important warning to anyone who has a Wordpress account and is considering backing up their precious Tumblr content by importing it into their Wordpress account - just DON’T!!!
Earlier this morning I decided to try to back up my Tumblr account in just this way, by importing it into my Wordpress account. All started ok, then after a few minutes the import process ground to a halt and the following message popped up:
"Your site has been suspended from WordPress.com for violating the Terms of Service".
Basically I have now lost my Wordpress account. Luckily I have never used it much and there was very little on it (I could never quite get to grips with how it worked) but I think everyone who owns a Tumblr account and is becoming worried about the danger of its deactivation needs to be aware of this potential danger and be VERY wary of importing into Wordpress as a method of backing up Tumblr.
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