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  1. cromacom
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I initially imported everything from my blogger account to my wordpress account a few times without a hitch. This was about a week ago. Today I cleared all my my posts on wordpress in order to re-import from blogger again. But this time I'm getting an error message. I authorize the import, grant access to my blogger account through Google but then get this message:

    Trouble signing in
    We were not able to gain access to your account. Try starting over.

    It asks me to clear my account information and try again. But I still get the same message. I've located a similar problem on an older post here but no real solution was forthcoming from the answers. Can anyone help or give an indication of what's changed since my last import and how I can fix it?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Ravi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i also face this problem both from self-hosted wordpress and wordpress.com blogs. Please someone help. desperate. there has no been solution found for this in web though this has been reported many times. is this a wordpress problem or blogger problem? will it be rectified in next release of wordpress or any hacks?

  3. springchick
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am getting the same thing. My Blogger (Google beta) has 528 posts. It was via FTP to a custom site, but I switched it to Blogspot before proceeding with the import. Got through the authorization part but then get the same error described above and the notice indicating that I should clear the import information from my WP database and try again. Trying again yields the same results.

    I was wondering though... how does the WP importer know which blog I want to import? I have 3 different blogs attached to my Blogger account and there was nowhere in the import process where I had to specify which blog I was trying to import into WP. Thanks!

  4. springchick
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Okay, I have eliminated the problem of having more than one blog tied to my Blogger account by creating a new Blogger account using a different Google ID and moving the blog I want to import into WP to this new Blogger account.

    But I have the same issue when trying to import -- after the authorization, I receive the message:

    Trouble signing in
    We were not able to gain access to your account. Try starting over.

    Sigh... I just want this to work and be done with it. It seemed like it was going to be such a simple process despite having to move the blog to Blogspot and create a new Blogger account, neither of which is really a big deal. But still no luck on the import into WP.

    Ideas? Suggestions? Does the RSS import method work reliably well?

  5. ucla74
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm subscribing to this topic, because I have the same issue. It appears that WP 2.2 isn't communicating effectively with Blogger/blogspot, but I've no coder, and even if I knew what the import script was executing, I doubt I'd understand it.

    Is anyone looking into this issue? Because until it's resolved, I'm afraid a lot of folks looking to move to WP (I'm hosting WP 2.2 on my own server), won't.

  6. Ravi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    //I was wondering though... how does the WP importer know which blog I want to import? I have 3 different blogs attached to my Blogger account and there was nowhere in the import process where I had to specify which blog I was trying to import into WP. Thanks!//

    actually it will ask u which blog to import of the process goes well. this worked for me 2 days before and just before setting up the authors, i restarted and got stuck in this signing in problem. its surprising even wimporting into wordpress.;com has this problem

  7. Wonderwebby
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I too created a WP account this week and get the "trouble signing in" message if I try to import from my blogger account, which is only a couple of months old.
    Blogger doesnt let me export my posts either.
    If anyone finds out the answer please post it here, as the support is in a different time zone.

  8. Adlopa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just a "me too". New Blogger account with 20-odd posts, trying to import to a WordPress-hosted blog (after failing to import it to a self-hosted WP blog).

    Comes back with "Trouble signing in: We were not able to gain access to your account. Try starting over." every time.

    Anyone..?

  9. ucla74
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Follow-up: I filed a support ticket today and linked this thread (then got an email asking what error I was seeing).

    At any rate, I'll report what happens when it happens.

    I've no idea if it's a WB or Google/Blogger problem--and frankly, I don't really care. I would just like to import my old posts!

  10. Dalton
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Another me too. It worked last week, now it doesn't. I'm running the two blogs side by side for a month and was almost ready to do the final import and make the WordPress blog live, and now I'm stuck. Would love to figure out a way to straighten this out!

  11. orbital318
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I would really like to see what is up with this as well. I keep reading that it should be so easy but I keep getting the error message that all of you talk about.
    <sigh>

  12. neenmachine
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same problem here.

  13. wspc
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am also having the same problem. I managed to transfer another blog last week without any problems. This one is not working.

  14. Kusk
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same problem. I would guess its properly blogger.com that have changed some routines..

  15. benpasley
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    same problem. note: i have successfully imported blogger several times, until today, i get the "trouble signing in" error. the only thing i can see is that it is trying to "sign in" to "http://www.blogger.com/feeds" instead of my actual account address. my test blogger account for this import is at "http://www.churchthinktest.blogspot.com".

    i am using the newest blogspot publishing, the newest wordpress publishing mats, and don't see any reason why it won't import. just chiming in here hoping to see some reply from someone!

  16. keepclubbin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    same problem :(
    i purchased new domain for wp. i installed to server...
    and BOOM!
    please help us!

  17. Andy Skelton
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  18. Lynnae
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you so much!

  19. ucla74
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This is now working, but only if you import to a wordpress.com blog. To get your posts & comments to a self-hosted blog, you need to then export to an XML file, then re-import from your self-hosted blog. A bit of a kludgy workaround, but it worked great for me.

  20. Ravi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thank you very much andy. you are the saviour :)

    ucla74 - no, i could import it to my self-hosted blog direcly now.

  21. kevingibbons
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've just applied the blogger.php code change but I'm still not being granted access to the account from WordPress.

    The blog is currently hosted via FTP, do I need to move this over to blogspot first?

  22. xristara
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I had the same problem everyone else reported until I changed the blogger.php line, as directed by Andy.

    I get further along - into the WordPress Blogger Blog Import screen....but there I have problems. All 3 of my Blogger Blogs appear there in the list with the "magic button" to import....but they all have 0 posts listed and when I run the import, nothing is imported.

    WordPress lists each Blog at my site root, when they are actually in their own subdirectories. My guess is that WordPress is having problems "finding" the posts.

    Is there any way to edit a file to direct the importer to the appropriate server folder that holds the posts?

  23. not28
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Changing "www2" to "www" fixed the problem for me. Thanks!

  24. Renee_S
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And I still don't know the answer for getting your Blogspot posts into my WordPress HOST...

  25. shadow
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  26. melissawoolf
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yesterday I was able to transfer from blogger by going from own-hosted blogger, to blogspot, to wp-hosted wp, to own-hosted wp. Unfortunately, nearly all of my unique post pages have not converted over to the new template ... that is to say, most of the archive shows the old blogger format right down to the blogger frame. Anyone having this problem?

  27. Renee_S
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you so much, shadow, it worked!

  28. dkavraal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I think problem goes on with WP 2.5. I have tried with 2.5.1 also same problem. These two trials have ended with no error messages, I just click on the "Import" button, it says "importing..." then changes suddenly into "Continue..." but nothing imported yet...

    I checked, api seems to asking for http://www.blogger.com (not www2).

    Google goes to a new change or what? Anybody having same situation?

    P.S: I am not sure if this is a new topic...

  29. dkavraal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

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