How To Convert Meta Information From SEO Plugins Like All-In-1 SEO and HeadSpace To SEO Theme (such as Thesis) Using SEO Data Transporter WordPress Plugin

I’m a big fan of using the meta description box for posts that do well in search engine results.  I don’t bother with tags, keywords or even titles anymore.

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I’ve been using HeadSpace and All-in-1 SEO for several years and have been entering the meta description in the proper spots.  A couple of years ago, I started using Thesis theme, which like a lot of premium themes, has it’s own SEO functionality.  I’ve been wanting to just use the Thesis meta information, but it would have been a lot of work to convert all my old SEO information into the Thesis SEO.

Note – If you have an SEO plugin installed (ie HeadSpace), Thesis will not use any of the Thesis SEO functionality.

I recently came across a plugin called SEO Data Transporter, which is the answer to my prayers.  It will convert all your existing SEO meta information and convert it to another platform.

Before you start

Make sure you have a recent backup of your database

Steps:

  • Install the plugin from the WordPress site.
  • Activate the plugin
  • Select from Tools menu:  SEO Data Transport
  • Select the platform you wish to convert from ie All-in-1 SEO or HeadSpace2 (in my case).
  • Choose the platform you wish to convert to  – (Thesis in my case).
  • The basic meta information will get converted.
  • Then you can deactivate and uninstall the SEO plugin you were using as well as the SEO Data Transporter plugin.

2 Responses to “How To Convert Meta Information From SEO Plugins Like All-In-1 SEO and HeadSpace To SEO Theme (such as Thesis) Using SEO Data Transporter WordPress Plugin”

  1. Thanks for the tip Mike. I use Atahualpa which also seems to have a built in SEO but i’ve been filling both it and SEO all in 1 pack in each and every post. Time for that to stop.
    Oh yea – love the G.A.S.P.! Wish more of us would figure out that is a superior captcha tool over math or words.

  2. Mike Holman says:

    No problem.

    Thanks for the tip about G.A.S.P. – I need to install that on my main blog. It works great.