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Importing from blogger beta (42 posts)

  1. AnthonyP
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi...I am new and didnt see this posted

    I am a blogger person. I recently converted to blogger beta to try out their 'labels'...found out that doesnt work right and now am here

    I have succesfully installed WP onto a new domain and tried the import feature. but it wont log into my blogger account

    I suspect it has to do with bloggerbeta which now uses gmail account as login and you login at a dif address

    am I SOL or will the import feature work with the new blogger?

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No. Blogger has drastically changed things around with the new beta version, and a new import filter is going to have to be created to make it work properly.

    Fortunately, Google has grafted their Google Data API onto blogger, so it's really not going to be all that difficult to create a new importer. I took a look at the new blogger stuff earlier today, and it appears that they have given you the ability to pull the entire blog out as an ATOM 1.0 feed. So importing from that should be a snap.

    But somebody will still have to do the legwork and write a new WordPress importer. :)

  3. AnthonyP
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    you mean i can manually do it with the feed now?

    or I have to wait for some genius to whip up a new importer?

    if not, will any of the old manual ways that people used to have to go through work?

    thanks

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    or I have to wait for some genius to whip up a new importer?

    Yeah, that one.

    if not, will any of the old manual ways that people used to have to go through work?

    The only "manual" way I know of is to do copy/paste of the blog entries from the old to the new. And that will always work, of course.

  5. AnthonyP
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks...already tried the 'copy paste' thing....it kinda works but many things dont past like line breaks.

    RE: some genius
    do you know of any geniuses working on this...yourself perhaps? If such a cool solution were to be available within a week I would probably put off the manual solution.

    thanks for your replies Otto

  6. photopoppy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I found a workaround that should work for some while the new import function is being built and tested.

    Blogger Beta includes rss as well as atom. Enable your site feed, then get the feed address and add ?alt=rss to the end of the URL.

    Pull up the resulting URL in your web browser, save as a file on your hard drive. File name should default to full.xml.

    In your WordPress admin panel, use the RSS import option. Browse to the xml file you saved.

    Worked for me, although I have a photoblog, so not all of the photo links are very smooth.

  7. Poco
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you are having trouble with your photos from Blogger after your import you can try my photo import plugin. Leave a comment if you have any trouble with it. The only issue I know of right now is that it will only import jpg files and not png, but that should be easy to fix once I get around to it.

    http://notions.okuda.ca/wordpress-plugins/blogger-image-import/

    I have a couple of "post blogger import" plugins.

    http://notions.okuda.ca/wordpress-plugins/

  8. gimpsworld
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks photocopy.

    I tried this and it only transferred a few of my posts. Any way to get it to transfer the entire blog?

  9. blankscreenmedia
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I tried to use Photopoppy's way of importing using rss but I got this error message: Unable to create directory /var/www/vhosts/blankscreenmedia.com/httpdocs/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/09. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    Can you help me?

  10. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    and I quote Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    Well, is it? If wp-content/uploads/2006/09 doesn't exist, start by making wp-content/uploads writable to your web server's user proces (via chmod)

  11. jackthurston
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i'm facing the same problem as gimpsworld.

    seems that blogger in beta's atom/rss feeds only list the first 25 posts (and none of the comments). i tried resetting all the blogger dashboard feed preferences to full and all posts, but no dice...

    having set up wordpress on a new domain I am now really regretting 'upgrading' to blogger in beta. I'd advise anyone to steer clear of it.

  12. iiedwinii
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    you have to create the folder "upload" in wp-content and chmod permissions to 777.

  13. justinbaeder
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OK, I figured out how to get from Blogger Beta to WP2.x via WP1.5.x and Skeltoac's old export script. It's possibly the most fantastically kludgy thing I've ever done, but it worked. The directions are at:
    http://www.webbleyou.com/2006-09-14-how-to-move-from-blogger-beta-to-wordpress

  14. matthewpoer
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Photocopy's method did not work for me. I imported all of my posts' titles as drafts. I suppose that is slightly less copy+pasting to do... Thanks anyway, friend.

  15. anorling
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am transfering my blog from Blogger Beta as well and had the same problem as gimpsworld - the rss feed only includes the latest 25 posts from blogger. There's a way to get around that - simply add this to the blog address:

    /feeds/posts/full?alt=rss&max-results=1000

    In this case the number 1000 is some arbitrarily large number that will cover your entire blog history. Also, using full instead of default makes sure the blog includes the full text, not a synopsis, even if you haven't got that set in your preferences. It still doesn't handle comments though.

    Good luck.

  16. zo219
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My blog is still in Blogger's Classic form, altho I am technically upgraded to Beta - because I publish via FTP.

    I already have a WP install going (and could just kick myself for moving to Beta) ... so there must be some way to move files into the WP database ... any ideas? I have about three years worth of blog to move.

    p.s. I think you're going to see a lot of Beta refugees around here!

    Thanks!

  17. Bekanator
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yeah, I'm a Beta refugee. Moving to WordPress is quite possibily the best thing I've ever done.

    Hopefully this import transfer will work out, because I hated the idea of leaving some of my Blogger posts behind.

  18. megahurt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    aagghh what a nightmare. Every topic I find, point to the webbleyou.com site that is gone now. I REALLY wish I could go back to the non-beta version of blogger now. =(

  19. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I guess they didn't offer you a rollback option, huh? That's sad, and tacky on google's part....

  20. Navie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ------------------
    /feeds/posts/full?alt=rss&max-results=1000

    In this case the number 1000 is some arbitrarily large number that will cover your entire blog history. Also, using full instead of default makes sure the blog includes the full text, not a synopsis,
    ------------------

    This is very strange, first of all the rss hack worked but only imported 25 most recent posts.

    Then I used the =1000 trick and it imported 75 posts.

    After that I used =400 (there's roughly 377 posts in total in blogger beta) and it imported 100 most recent posts.

    How do I import the full 377 posts? Thanks.

  21. mczolton
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've noticed the same thing. I can only import the last 100 posts.

    -mcz

  22. Navie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Does anyone have a solution? Maybe it's just a simple bug.

  23. birdw0rks
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    photopoppy's method just worked pretty well for me with anorling's add-on. thanks folks!

  24. wordwon
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi all, I'm another blogger refugee who has downloaded WP to my local comp so I can get to know it. Google is putting pressure on those who use FTP publishing to switch over to beta. They have even disabled the ability to publish via email from your own site. I have been unable to send email for a week now, so I am changing over to WP. And may I say, what a helpful community WP has and I look forward to becoming a part of it.

  25. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Navie:

    Try this URL instead:

    .../posts/full?alt=rss&max-results=100&start-index=1

    This gives you the latest 100 posts in an RSS feed. Then you can up the start-index number like so:

    .../posts/full?alt=rss&max-results=100&start-index=101

    To get the next 100. And so on.

  26. mczolton
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks Otto. I'll give that a shot.

  27. krushinfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    None of this works.

    Any ideas...?

    Wish I had never gone to Blogger Beta.. I just want wordpress :(

  28. ladycrow
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ha! At least I wasn't able to import from old blogger so it's not like I lost anything.

  29. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I was able to import most of a friend's blog from the Blogger Beta using the exact method I talk about 3 posts up from this one. It works fine.

    Now, the titles were wrong in his case, because Blogger cuts them off at certain lengths in the RSS feed, but that was a minor point.

  30. bingetv
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm afraid that none of the above methods will work for me. I was about to import the files from the original blogger when another person switched the blog to Beta and now I'm screwed.

    For me, the blog is 1600 entries long and it's very important that I maintain the original urls. Can anyone offer another solution that will keep the original URLs in tact without having to go through 1600 and change them by hand?

    Please help!

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