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[resolved] Import Library never completes (39 posts)

  1. mark.clarke@trainsmart.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hope someone can help me ...

    new user to Zotpress. Love the idea and hoped this would be the answer to my referencing needs. Set up my a/c on the Zotero website and input my API/key into the WordPress fields. I have only 2 references in my library yet WordPress is unable to import the library for me to start referencing my blogs. I click "import" and it has the "working" animation bar running and never finishes.

    I've checked the forum but can't seem to find any answers. Can anyone help please?

    Regards
    Mark

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zotpress/

  2. 1920wr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the same problem. I am also a new Zotpress user. I think we are using 3.5.1 wordpress and 5.0.6 Zotpress. I have tried connecting to a variety of groups and personal libraries and nothing ever imports. It sounds like a similar problem to http://wordpress.org/support/topic/version503-cannot-import-any-items-in-wordpress-35 but with newer versions.

    Thanks for your help
    Wendy

  3. Katie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Feel free to contact me for debugging. http://katieseaborn.com/contact

  4. winslow.strong@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you all every resolve your import issues? I'm having the same problem. Import never finishes on my test library with 2 items in it. I have a LOT of security features enabled for WP, including a firewall, and HTTPS. Any chance these could be interfering?

  5. winslow.strong@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, I did the sensible thing and disabled most of my security. Now the import is chugging along :)

  6. Katie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm in the process of re-coding for compatibility. Sorry about the troubles. Stay tuned!

  7. mark.clarke@trainsmart.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Winslow,

    Glad you managed to fix it. Katie was brilliant and helped us get it working. We had to change a line of code in the PHP. Our developer also suggested a change which removes the need for any external libraries. I think Katie is looking at this and making an upgrade.

    Hope you managed to get it working.

    Regards
    Mark

  8. lborgman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am also new to Zotpress. I have a group library I want to import. I started the import. It never ends and it looks like nothing is imported.

    I wonder if I have the correct ID for the group. I click on "Group Settings" here:

    https://www.zotero.org/groups/from_some_psychologists

    (The link "Group Settings" is only shown when I am logged in.)

    The URL is of the form https://www.zotero.org/groups/ID/settings where ID is the number I then enter into Zotpress.

    Is "ID" above the number I should use?

  9. Katie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks to Mark's developer I've now implemented a WP-based (and hopefully more compatible) way of importing. I think this should settle the issues everyone's been encountering, but if not, please re-open this thread.

  10. lborgman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Katie, I just updated the Zotpress-plugin and tried again. It looks like it still does not import anything.

  11. nidhi.r.kalra
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I just downloaded Zotpress but unfortunately it doesn't work for me either -- the import completes, but nothing shows up in my library.

    Best,
    Nidhi

  12. santa_db
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the same problem. I thought it was because of the size of my library -- but I see now that others have this issue. What can we do?

  13. nidhi.r.kalra
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Actually my mistake was not making my library public. Once I did that, it worked like a charm.

  14. lborgman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @nidhi.r.kalra: Since it is a public library maybe you could give me the URL so I can test importing that library instead of my own (that does not work)? ;-)

  15. nidhi.r.kalra
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try this: 1348997

  16. nidhi.r.kalra
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In Zotero, go into settings->privacy and check "publish entire library"

  17. lborgman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks @nidhi.r.kalra. I added this as a group library and tried to import it. It did not work.

    That is good since I know then it is something on the wordpress side. Though I am not completely satisfied even though I know this... ;-)

  18. santa_db
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why is this thread marked "resolved"? Should we start a new thread for the problems we're having?

    My library is public and "publish entire library" is checked, but it still won't import.

  19. santa_db
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried again and I got the message that my library had imported -- but that there were zero citations.

  20. John R.
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, me too. Would love to use Zotpress, but I get a "There are no citations to display" message when I try to import my library. Using WP 3.5.1, Zotpress 5.0.7.

  21. Katie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll be working over the next few weeks on isolating the problem with lborgman's help. Unfortunately it's the end of the semester, so my time is limited. Some things you can try in the meantime:

    - Make sure your server has cURL, fopen with Streams (PHP 5), or fsockopen enabled.

    - Make sure your library has been made public on the Zotero side.

    I'll try to work out a fix as soon as I can!

  22. John R.
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Katie!

  23. mkhobson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, just to add a datapoint I'm having this same problem with my library import. Have confirmed that cURL is running on my server and library is public. Using WordPress 3.5.1, Zotpress 5.0.7.

    Thanks!

  24. hanteng
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same here with "There are no citations to display" message. It was working three days ago, but became unstable and then not working at all. Have the API at the Zotero side changed?

  25. hanteng
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    After a few trials, I report that in my case, the collections/folders can be imported/synced to Zotpress, BUT NOT with the items.

    Does it mean the problem is beyond "cURL, fopen with Streams (PHP 5), or fsockopen enabled"?

  26. Katie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @hanteng Yes, looks like it's not a problem with reading external data. I'll see what I can do! Stay tuned.

  27. Katie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Everyone, feel free to try out 5.0.8 -- let me know if you're still encountering this issue.

  28. rvkrieken
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Woo hoo! Thanks, that's fabulous.
    One thing I don't get, is what it means to import a collection - that seems to just create the folders matching the collection, with no content...have I missed something...?

  29. Katie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nope, that's exactly right. :)

  30. 1920wr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately, it is still not working for me. I am getting a new error "Sorry, but there was a problem importing items: There are no HTTP transports available which can complete the requested request." I am working with this group library http://www.zotero.org/groups/books_to_be (147195). Everything is in folders nested within other folders. I put in an item not in any folder but received the same message. I receive this error when I click either import everything or import items.

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