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  1. mystical
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My host has completely died, and now I'm looking for another host that let me use PHP and CGI scripts. The only problem is that I can only find a decent site that uses PHP but does not have a cgi-bin. Is it possible to import my greymatter files without the use of a cgi-bin, or at least create a folder with that name?

    Also, can someone tell me where to download WordPress version 1.2? I can only find 1.5, and the greymatter import script doesn't work.

  2. Ryan Boren
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What doesn't work with the 1.5 script?

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It does not import the posts.
    See: http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=28013

  4. mystical
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    import-greymatter.php

    I tried importing it when my host used to be alive, and I searched around the forum, and it was recommended that I install 1.2 first and then upgrade... I did a google search, but all the links are to 1.5.

    But this problem isn't as serious as the importing without a cgi-bin.

  5. mystical
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I know it doesn't work. That's why I need a link to 1.2.

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

  7. mystical
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you.

    So... Is it possible to import my greymatter files without the use of a cgi-bin? Can I just make a folder with that name and hope it imports? I'm having trouble looking for a decent (free) host that has both PHP and a cgi-bin.

  8. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I still have a zip file of WP 1.2.2 Mingus. If you would like a copy drop me a line and I will send you the zip.

    marc at cranialcavity dot net

  9. mystical
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you for your offer, but I just downloaded a copy off the archives.

  10. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sure, no problemo :-)

    Good luck with the rest of the task at hand

  11. Ryan Boren
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Try the 1.5.1 version. If that doesn't work, report a bug and include any error messages. A zip archive of your GM files and entries would be really helpful.

    The importer doesn't care about cgi-bin. Just point it to the directories containg your GM files and your GM entries. They can be anywhere.

  12. mystical
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, then I might as well try importing it then. If it doesn't work, then I'll do something about a zip archive of my files and entries.

  13. Sparky
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I was trying to figure out how to import my GM posts, but I never did, so I just didn't import them.

  14. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

  15. Ryan Boren
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hmm, Codex mentions that it is broken yet there are no bug reports in Mosquito. Grrr. The support thread linked to in codex helps. I went about modernizing the importer but need someone's greymatter data to do some testing. If you are brave, try out this version.

  16. chaz19
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    has anyone had any success so far with the importer? I'm in the process of switching from Greymatter and am not sure how brave I am.

  17. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've tried the workaround, before ryan posted the new (1.5.1) version of the import script. It worked. Actually there is nothing to loose: the GM blog will remain there even if you import it, until you delete it.
    The only concern can be that you have already posts in your WP blog, so the post ID#s presumably started at 1... and increasing; if in the GM blog there are posts with the same ID2 (i.e. 1,2,3...) there might be a conflict between those IDs.
    However this is just a thought, because I imported the posts in an empty WP install, so I might be wrong.

  18. chaz19
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thank you so much for the support... I am working right now to make sure I have the correct root paths .......I run into any trouble and may be posting again --- but many thanks again for your support. It is nice to finally have a place I can ask questionsand receive a reply

  19. simple1
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i tried the brave version and it (seem to) run successfully. but i don't see the imported gm files. am i missing something?

  20. seanjuan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just tried the importer bundled with WP 1.5.1.2 and I got nowhere. It runs and finishes and then this is the resulting page:

    he importer is running...

    importing users...
    Done
    importing posts, comments, and karma...
    WordPress database error: [drop command denied to user: 'xxxx@webhosting3.sea5.speakeasy.net' for table 'wp_optionvalues']
    DROP TABLE IF EXISTS wp_optionvalues

    WordPress database error: [drop command denied to user: 'xxxx@webhosting3.sea5.speakeasy.net' for table 'wp_optiontypes']
    DROP TABLE IF EXISTS wp_optiontypes

    WordPress database error: [drop command denied to user: 'xxxx@webhosting3.sea5.speakeasy.net' for table 'wp_optiongroups']
    DROP TABLE IF EXISTS wp_optiongroups

    WordPress database error: [drop command denied to user: 'xxxx@webhosting3.sea5.speakeasy.net' for table 'wp_optiongroup_options']
    DROP TABLE IF EXISTS wp_optiongroup_options

    Done

  21. meigooni
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The greymatter import does not work correctly for the latest version of wordpress 1.5. I removed 1.5 from the server, cleared the mysql tables on the database, and installed 1.2. Unfortunately, neither the 1.2 installation nor its gm-2-wp import script work properly on the server. I tried the 1.2 install, because it seemed that many users have had success importing from gm in version 1.2 and upgrading to 1.5.

    Is there ever going to be a modification or rewrite of the gm-2-wp import to work for 1.5? Are there any other ways to get around the import problem (I do not want to install random cms systems to import from gm and then import from the secondary cms into wp)?

  22. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Try the updated script posted 10 messages above yours. Specifically: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/31470#post-177664

  23. bungeman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I went and got it working with 2.0.1

    http://trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/2464/greymatter.2.php?format=raw

    download it, rename it to 'greymatter.php' and put it in wp-admin/import

  24. bungeman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Additional instructions for the above solution. With 2.0.x you need to disable generic pings by temporarily removing everything in Options->Writing->Update Services

  25. bungeman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  26. der_kleine_Stowasser
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I did everything bungeman recommended but for some reason the import always gets interrupted before it finishes - usually around post 200.
    I'm running it for the 3rd time now and am keeping my fingers crossed because otherwise I really don't know what to do...

  27. der_kleine_Stowasser
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It stopped again. This is the error message I got:

    Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 2 seconds exceeded in /home/seepocke/public_html/blog/wp-admin/import/greymatter.php on line 218

    Sucks, because otherwise the import was running beautifully. I guess I'll try the workaround.

  28. der_kleine_Stowasser
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, I worked around it like suggested. I installed 1.2, imported and then upgraded. That was so much faster than using any of the other suggestions here.
    Thanks anyway and to newbies: don't be afraid to do the 1.2 workaround: I had no clue what I was doing and got it to work.

  29. GuidoPSchmidt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I used greymatter.4.php with WP 2.0

    and I did get it right.
    thanks a lot.

    http://www.gps-info.nl/blog new
    http://www.gps-info.nl/weblog is the old greymatter

  30. JonathanMurray
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The .4 script works marvelously - once you understand it goes in the /wp-admin/import directory and runs through wp-admin (I only read docs as a last resort, sorry...) Thank you very much for the script!

    I noticed it does not deal with greymatter's {{link }}, **bold**, \\italic\\, etc. formatting syntax, is there any way it can be updated to do so?

    A thousand or so entries is a bit daunting to attempt to manually correct; would be nice to have everything covered at once.

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