Importing old blog with regular posts into new custom post types

I have 2 older WP blog installs with regular posts that I would like to bring over to a new blog. One of the older installs is for “news” posts and the other is for “blog” posts (I know this was not the best way of setting things up).

In my new blog, I have created two custom post types (“news” and “blog”) and I would like to import these two older installs into my new install’s respective post types.

Is there an automated way of doing this (perhaps a plugin) that would save me from manually re-entering all of these posts? I’m assuming that simply importing these will not allow me to mark them as a custom post type and instead would make them generic posts.

Thank you!

3 s

Try importing and then using a plugin (Post Type Switcher) to change the type. There are a few other plugins out there for this, I seem to remember one which would convert multiple posts, but I couldn’t find it just now.

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