I have a live site on wordpress.com and am working to migrate it over to a self-hosted site on the .org platform. I got the WP platform installed fine on my own host and was able to successfully export an xml from the .com site and import it into the new site. That was a month ago.
Since that time, I have been working on the new site by adding plugins, changing themes, etc. to get it working/looking the way I want before going live. I wanted to update the content on the new site by performing another export from the old site and importing into the new.
However, this time I am getting the following error:
Failed to import post tag ... ... [repeated multiple times] ... Failed to import post tag Failed to import Failed to import “cropped-20120423-155545.jpg”: Invalid post type ... ... [repeated multiple times with the different file names] ... Failed to import “Mango Caprese With Basil Pesto”: Invalid post type All done. Have fun!
I have searched high and low and it appears that others have had this issue but I haven't seen a definitive fix. I've tried a couple of things including:
- Creating new tables and pointing wp-config to these new tables.
- Changing back to a default theme prior to import.
- Unchecking the box for downloading attachments during the import process. I get the error regardless of whether the box is checked or not.
The only difference on the platform between the original successful import and the subsequent failed import is the upgrade from WP 3.5 to 3.5.1 and the addition of new new themes and plugins.
Any ideas? At this point I'm not even sure a completely fresh WP install will even work since the import still failed with new db tables.