Importing a Site


The steps in this article will help admins and content managers import sites within a DNN portal. You will also find reference articles for other tasks related to importing a site. 


  • DNN Platform
  • Evoq Content
  • Evoq Engage



  • A host/superuser account (hosts have full permissions to all sites in the DNN instance).
  • The export folders must be copied to the server that hosts the target site.


Warning! You cannot undo an import. Back up your site and database before proceeding.

The import will fail if any files or folders utilize a forward slash in their name. These should be renamed prior to attempting an import. 

  1. Go to Persona Bar > Settings > Import-Export.


  2. Choose a site to import to.

    Site dropdown

  3. Click the Import Data button.

    Import Data button

  4. Click the package to import and click Continue.
    Warning! Make sure that the Folder Name specified in the screen matches the actual folder name in Windows, or the Import process will not start.
    Package selected for import; Continue button enabled.

  5. Configure the import settings.

    Import settings

    Field Description
    Overwrite Collisions  If enabled (On), objects in the target site will be overwritten  
    Run Now If enabled (On), the process starts immediately
  6. Click Continue.

  7. Check the Import/Export Log for the status of the import.


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