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I have no import to import my .com blog (25 posts)

  1. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am trying to move my .com blog to .org and I've pulled it all off according to the instructions, hosting at dreamhost.com but then when I go to import my previous website, it tells me there is no import available.

    Also, I don't have the option to add new plugins.

    ?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sounds like you;re logging into your.com site instead of your .org install.

  3. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    it would seem like it..but it has the option to click on plug ins, edit the themes etc.

    At this moment I am currently logged into both the .com and the .org

    The only thing is, I cannot add plug ins, and when I go to import the info from my .com, it tells me "No importers are available."

  4. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @taylorstorey in dashboard of your .com site, you need to go to menu Tools > Export > All and save that file in your computer's hard drive.

    Then, in dashboard of your .org site, that's where you go to Tools > Import > WordPress WXR. You will be directed to install the WP importer plugin if you haven't gone through this yet. After the installation and activation of said plugin, import the XML file you saved in your computer's hard drive.

  5. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've done the first step, exporting and saving the old blog info,

    the second part, I go to tools>Import and then it says "no importers available"

    Also, though the plug in tab is there, there is no option to add new plugin.

    I just logged into another site I started with wordpress.org and I see all the options available...I must be missing something connected to my dreamhost.com hosting or registration...any ideas on what that could be and how I could get it?

  6. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-importer/
    Install this plugin in your .org site and activate. Then you go Tools > Import WXR file.

  7. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I downloaded that plug in and unzipped it, but when i go to tools> Import it says "no importers available"

    I figured it must be something with my one click install so I uninstalled it, clicked fully host in my dreamhost panel (I have another website, that works, I started it with wordpress.org though, no transfer, and the only difference I can tell is that it is "fully hosted")

    so i'm fully hosting now, but it won't let me install wordpress.org to taylorstorey.com saying:

    Invalid Domain: taylorstorey.com is already being used in our system!
    Simple mode oneclicks may only be installed on domains (or subdomains) that are not already fully hosted. Either delete the web hosting for taylorstorey.com, or install your application to a new subdomain of taylorstorey.com.

    So I'm going to try and delete the web hosting and start over again...

  8. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have reinstalled the wordpress 1 click. it said it worked (it did this before) but now it is giving me the ol' 404.

    Additionally, when I go to fully host the domain, it tells me "You already have a One-Click Install of wordpress set up at taylorstorey.com."

    I'm hoping it will give me the option to log in to the site in a couple hours?

  9. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would love to talk through this with anybody, I am available to call at
    eight zero five, four seven eight, four three three one.

    and my name is...taylor storey :)

  10. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here's a screenshot, notice that the plugin tab is there (definitely in the .org) but that there is no tab to add new plug in:

    http://www.aviary.com/creation?fguid=f4f48b48-7081-11e0-867b-12313b101135

  11. datasoftict
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I can't call, but if you around I will trya nad get you through this if you are still having issues. I don't have a WP.com, but if you have exported all your data from the .com and have it on your PC and the problem is the WP import then I shall see what we can do.

    I have just run an export/import using the wp importer above. It creates an XML file which is easily imported. If you cannot get the import option then if you can ftp to the site login to your site and go to wordpress\wp-content\plugins and rename the wordpress-importer directory to another name- OLDwordpress-importer for example.

    This will remove the possibility that there can be a bad install of WP Importer.

    Install the importer again by selecting it from the plugins > add new button.

    If the install works then you should be able to navigate on your local PC to the XML files you exported and then import them to your site.

  12. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    the problem is, I don't have that "plugins > add new button" take a look at that screen shot URL I posted...I have the plugins button, but not the add new button.

    I have not had to pay any money through dreamhost for this site, so I am thinking the problem must be somewhere in there...

  13. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    try replace all files and folders may be files are corrupted except wp-content and wp-config.php

  14. datasoftict
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I can see your point, but the image you posted was from inside the imports menu under tools. I suggested going into the plugins menu option and adding the import plugin, then going to import and seeing what happens there. My memory of this is that if you go to import it offers a link to the import site, but that might have gone.

    Go to the plugins menu option, then add new and select the wordpress importer. After that go to the import menu item and see if the import option is there.

    Hope this all helps!

  15. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  16. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    is this wordpress.com or self hosted wordpress.org
    Did you change name servers to point to dream host as looks like you must be still logging in wordpress.com

  17. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    the picture is of my wordpress.org login

    my wordpress.com login does not have an option for plugins at all and has all the content that I want to send over to the wordpress.org site

    I don't know what the name servers are, so maybe I didn't do that.

  18. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If only we can see your url we can find out your name servers as to me it looks like you logging in wordpress.com rather then your self hosted wordpress.org

  19. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    my URL is taylorstorey.com

    you can see my other website at taylorstorey.wordpress.com

    I have different login names for each of them, I can't login to wordpress.com with my wordpress.org info, and vice versa.

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's correct. The two sites have absolutely no direct relationship with one another.

  21. taylorstorey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    so, what's wrong with my wordpress.org site, that I can't get new plugins?

    I am hosting on dreamhost.com

  22. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    - re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

  23. ljcroker
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am trying to move my WordPress.com blog to DreamHost using the WordPress app as well, and I also do not see "No importers are available" under the Tools/Import area. This was all supposed to be "1-Click"...even recommended by WordPress. HA!

  24. missbb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am having the same problem - no search, download nor install plugin option...also hosted through the free dreamhost apps provider.
    I believe the issue is not from the fact that it is free since I believe the plugins are a built-in option within WP... any idea what the issue could be... I still have the default theme as I can't import my xml file yet (need to download the importer plugin first)

  25. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Since it is free they must have restricted some features so check with dreamhost.

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