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importing from WordPress.com (9 posts)

  1. arm0110
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've decided to move my blog from WordPress.com to a hosted service. So I'm trying the Import feature in 2.0.2 admin, however WordPress.com is not listed as an importable item. Any ideas on how to make that one work????

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Might poke around the .com forums (wordpress.com/forums/) and see if anything new is out from them related to backing up data...

    I think the only option to get data off of wp.com though is to go with the RSS importer.

  3. arm0110
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah, I saw that mentioned. I've been trying the RSS feed option, but for some reason I can't get more than 10 posts on my feed, even though my options are set for 66 (the total # of posts on my blog).

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I had a similar issue once importing from a different blog (not wp). I ended up viewing the feed (in all of its glory) in a webbrowser and saving that as an .xml file.

    Then I'd import that file as rss (think I had to copy it to the server, but maybe not?). It would usually crap out after 10 or so, so I'd look at what did get imported, then edit my xml file to remove those imported entries and start again.

    Tedious, but it worked.

  5. arm0110
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Boy, based on your description, manually recreating every post in the new location is looking more attractive all the time! ha ha ha

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does WP.com let you use MyphpAdmin?

  7. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    no, WP.com doesn't let you use any db tools.

    Arm0110 - yeah, it was a tossup on if cut and paste would've been quicker...

  8. arm0110
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, no access to that kind of stuff.

  9. arm0110
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Update and thanks: I did finally manage to get a full RSS feed from the wordpress.com site. I had to switch themes in order for it to work (used Simpla temporarily). The RSS import into the new site worked great. I did have to manually recreate the comments in the new location, but it wasn't too bad. At least there were only a few!

    Thanks for the tips.

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