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import posts old blog and attach files (7 posts)

  1. powerflash
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I need import posts from old blog and if select "import attached files" the import procedure not work, all data are imported but not the attached files photo for every post

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Choose the XML file in import WordPress panel and remember to check box to "Include File Attachments"

  3. powerflash
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I tried but not work

  4. k1ngst0n
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having this same issue. Did you get it to work?

  5. eckert
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i, too, have exported from one WP install and then imported into another and no attachments are coming along for the ride.

    the really frustrating thing is that i imported one blog this morning and it worked perfect.

    then i moved onto a second one and it imported maybe 12 out of 85.

    lastly i imported a third WP install and it imported 0.

    there are quite a few threads about similar instances of this and as far as i can see, no one has come to a good resolution.

  6. You can, manually, copy the images over to the same location on the new server. Should work.

    Of note: If the files aren't actually ATTACHED to the post (like you up'd them in the media center NOT the post), they often get left behind. Also, if your server runs out of memory importing the posts, sometimes they get dropped :/

  7. eckert
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    that's what i ended up having to do, the problem is that it seems there is a better way than FTPing hundreds of files.

    an import/export feature should get all the media (which was uploaded on a per page basis). if someone didn't have FTP access, how would they get their attachments?

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