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How long should it take? (9 posts)

  1. niuserre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've had this running for 12 hours the first time, nothing transferred, so I cleared and started over, it's been running for 4 hours at the moment and nothing. Is it normal for it to take this long or is that an indication that there's something wrong?

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tumblr-importer/

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If nobody is visiting the blog or using it, then the cron job never fires and, yes, nothing will happen. It doesn't run on a timer, it runs based on activity on the site.

    If you're not actively using a website, then the site isn't running. You can wait as long as you want, nothing will happen when you're not using the site.

  3. niuserre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm using it, still nothing.

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin is also dependent upon wp-cron being functional on your site. The wp-cron system powers a lot of WordPress, such as the scheduled posts functionality. If your server isn't working with wp-cron, then the importer won't work either.

  5. gregory.nash
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am also having the same problem, nothing is happening... I saw the last post about wp-cron, that is all well and good and may be the case but more importantly, as the author, what is your solution to this problem?

  6. AshlAr_Marketing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same here!

    Wp-cron is set as 'true' in my wp-config file, maintenance mode is off and I tried restarting the plugin a bunch of times.

    No results, it just hangs there "in progress"

    This is a site for a client, I'm getting nowhere...

  7. taikedz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Whilst Samuel's response is terse, it does set us on the right track for troubleshooting and trying to find a workaround.

    I can't set up cron tasks natively on my website and, of course, I have very low traffic, so my import status is still at zero percent (dearie me).

    Thing is, I've done a few refreshes on the blog page, but I still see the import as being at zero. Shouldn't those refreshes have caused wp-cron to run and, you know, trigger stuff..? Shouldn't I at least have one item imported?

    [Edit: It looks like the thing that needs troubleshooting/further documenting is wp-cron behaviour. I intend to read up on this a bit more and come up with a solution for persons who cannot set up native cron on their sites and who have low bandwidth. Will post solution if I find one!]

  8. taikedz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ..... as promised, I am returning with results.

    I have now seen the numerous patient and detailed responses from Otto on various threads on this topic around the forums, over the past year or so; I can understand now the shortness of his response on this thread and the lack of follow up since...

    I just found this note:
    http://lists.automattic.com/pipermail/wp-forums/2012-May/007900.html
    I am indeed on Names.co.uk. That's me pretty much buggered.

    For the benefit of this thread, I would point readers to the following which is a summary of how wp-cron.php goes about its business, and why it does not work on certain setups:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/schedule-posts-not-working-in-25/page/3?replies=80#post-898872

    I'll add the following for the curious:

    1) I was trying to import 2 blogs. 1 of them imported, after hours of waiting. Why that is, I do not know, but it may have been to do with me actually adding a script recron.php on my site, that just does include('wp-cron.php'), and then calling it from the browser. I forgot to check the import status before I did this. D'oh.

    2) After that, since the second blog showed no sign of progress, I setup a cron on my own laptop, to wget http://www.ducakedhare.co.uk/wp-cron.php but to no avail.

    I'll try pointing the cron at recron.php in the hopes that at least my tumblrs will import... Or, I'll have a go at adding an AJAX call for wp-cron.php to my WordPress index.php

    I won't return to this thread beyond this, as it is clear I'm on a troublesome host for WordPress...

  9. Native Imaging
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Ugh, why can't wordpress just imitate their Mobile App after Tumblr's? Losing hope on the development for the WordPress App. It's pretty much useless, while Tumblr is rocking and rolling! :/

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