How to create reference fields for categories, authors & tags when migrating from WordPress to Webflow

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If you are importing your Wordpress blog posts with their authors / categories / tags, you can follow our guidance below to make sure Webflow links your blog posts with their authors, categories and tags.

Follow the step-by-step instructions below:

STEP 1: Create collections in Webflow for categories / tags / authors

In Webflow, you will need to create a separate collection for:authorstagscategories if you are migrating these to Webflow, in addition to your blog posts content.

It would look like this:

You can name your collections as you wish, you do not have to name them as per the example above :)

STEP 2 Create reference fields in Webflow for categories / tags / authors

In your Webflow blog posts collection settings, you will need to create a reference field for authors, for collections, for tags.
> For authors, a single reference field is usually used (if you have one author per blog post)
> For categories and tags, a multi-reference field is recommended, if you have several categories / tags per blog post.

It would look like this:

STEP 3 Map your collections & Fields in your PowerImporter migration setup

In PowerImporter, once you have created your WordPress to Webflow migration:

> In Step 3 Collections: Map your authors, categories and tags

It would look like this:

> In Step 4 Fields:

Map your reference fields to your WordPress authors, categories and tags.

It would look like this:

That's it! You can Test&Review your migration before running it, and check that your blog posts are correctly linked to the authors / categories / tags that you had in WordPress.

Good luck with migrating your WordPress blog to Webflow!



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