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[resolved] Comments not being imported (6 posts)

  1. chicagola
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hello,

    I managed to import posts but for some reasons the comments are not transfering to wordpress.

    It seems that the Blogger Importer doesn't recognize any existing comments in blogger since it shows only "0 of 0".

    Is there a way to fix this?

    Thanks

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/blogger-importer/

  2. Workshopshed
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    Yes, the importer can't transfer the comments if it can't see them. Those numbers are reported back from blogger.

    I had the same problem when my testing blog was set to "Private". My resolution was to temporarily grant public access in blogger settings whilst it was transferred and then switch it back to private afterwards.

  3. chicagola
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Thanks for your quick answer.

    I checked the settings as you suggested and the blog is already set to public. And I still can't import the comments.

    Though, I noticed that the client enabled google+ comments for the blog which automatically disable the possibily to edit the settings to public or private.

    So I disabled the option "Use Google+ Comments on this blog", then I could edit the setting either to public or private. I also realized the comments didn't show on the blog page either.

    Maybe the Blogger Importer didn't recognize the google+ comments which I think is used as a third party.

    Do you think there is a way to pull the google+ comments into wordpress?

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    If the comments are not actually in Blogger but in Google Plus, then the importer cannot see them. In which case, no, they cannot be imported.

    This is much the same as putting the Facebook comments widget on a page. Storing comments on an external service means they are in that service, not in the blog itself.

  5. chicchoolee
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    hi there, well i have the same problem. everything is imported just the comments are missing. pls help me. and i have to say i am new to wordpress so if you can help me pls step by step :) thanks a lot!!!!

  6. Workshopshed
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    As Otto mentioned if your comment's arn't actually in blogger to start with i.e. they are hosted in a 3rd party system (Google+, Disqus, IntenseDebate etc) then the importer can't see them.

    Reading the Google+ comments for blogger FAQ there does not seem to be anyway to restore those comments, they are now over at Google+

    https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/3007761?hl=en

    You might be able to have Google+ comments working in WordPress by using an API or plugin but I have no idea if that will keep your existing comments.

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