Substack Course for Creative People 10

Substack Course Video 10 – Importing Posts

You will learn:

  • How to import posts that you’ve already written.
  • Where your imported post will appear.


Next, what I want to do is show you how to import posts that you’ve already written from other places, say your email list, or say from your blog or from some other location – how would you import those into your Substack account.

The first thing I want to point out is that when you import posts to Substack, all those posts will not go out to all your existing subscribers. That won’t happen. But they will be on Substack for people to find on this platform, and for your email subscribers to look through if they visit this platform.

But how do you import all that content? Here’s how you do it. Come over to dashboard settings. Under setup the basics, scroll down to import posts and click on Import Posts. Import post allows you to bring your archive from MailChimp, WordPress tiny letter review, Tumblr or your website with an RSS feed, import. Click on Import.

You need to paste your RSS Feed URL. Most WordPress websites will be word /feed – a forward slash and the word feed.

Then click on getting Get Started. And then it’ll give you some instructions here because it’s a WordPress site. And it’ll give you some instructions on how to export your posts and then upload them to Substack.

It could be a tiny bit different depending on where you’re importing the post from. But essentially, it starts with Import, and enter your RSS feed. And that’s how you do it. It’s very simple.

As I said, if you have an existing subscriber list on  Substack and you import posts from another platform, those posts won’t go out to all your existing subscribers. So just keep that in mind. Your subscribers won’t be bombarded with a bunch of brand new posts that you’re importing. That’s it and I’ll see you in the next video.