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[resolved] media files didn't transfer (16 posts)

  1. mychocolatemoments
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I moved my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org today and it when I open my media library in my new blog I only have 296 images (it looks like August 2011, September 2011, and August 2012 transfered). I had 2,200 images in my media library on my wordpress.com account. My best guess is that since my old media library was 198 MB it was too big of a file to transfer at once, but now I don't know how to go back and transfer a little bit at a time. Any ideas on how to move all my pictures over?

    Old blog: chocolatemoments.wordpress.com
    New blog: mychocolatemoments.com

  2. Gaurav Raghav
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That might be true that your database size is large

  3. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is WordPress showing the image place holders or is it not?

    If it is then you need to manually download and then upload the media files (to proper folders). This is the more likely scenario.

    If it is not then the db info was likely not transferred.

  4. mychocolatemoments
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When I look at any post on my blog I see the pictures that go along with that post, however, the only images I see in my media library are the 296 images that appear to be from August 2011, August 2012, and September 2011. I don't see any placeholders or anything.

    I did purchase a site redirect from WordPress, so maybe that's why all my images are showing up in the posts even though they aren't in my library?

    If I do need to manually download them, can you explain how to do that? When I go to Export on my WordPress.com blog, my options are "all content", "posts", "pages", and "feedback" - I've looked under each of those and none of them seem to be the right thing to use to move my media library.

  5. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My guess is that during the months noted, the Media Library was used for posts and the other months it was not...If all the files are displaying, you should be fine...If you want to use the images in the Library now, you would need to add them....

    They could also have been included in posts with a gallery plugin.

    Do this: Post here the post URL to a post that included images(s) from the Media Libray and a URL for one where the images are not in the Media Libray. The output HTML and/or CSS may reveal to us what plugin was used.

    BTW, these images are not hosted elsewhere are they? The image is pulled from another domain?

  6. mychocolatemoments
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This post contains pictures that transferred from wordpress.com and are showing up in my media library: http://mychocolatemoments.com/2011/09/22/our-new-pad/

    The pictures from this post are not in my media library in my WordPress.org dashboard, but still show up in the posts: http://mychocolatemoments.com/2012/07/21/if-you-told-me-a-week-ago-i-would-be-zip-lining-i-would-have-laughed-at-you/

    No, the images are not hosted anywhere else. I have always uploaded my images straight from my computer, to the media library, and then inserted them into my posts.

  7. mychocolatemoments
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also, something else that I just noticed - of the pictures that did transfer and are in my media library, they all say "unattached" and it looks like I would have to go through and manually attach each picture to its corresponding post.

    I don't know if this information helps at all, but I thought it might make a difference to someone who knows more about this than me.

  8. Gaurav Raghav
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did all your pictures are in default wp-content/.... or somewhere else . By default they should be there and will automatically work .

  9. mychocolatemoments
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm sorry...I don't quite understand what you are asking in that last comment. Where is default wp-content/?

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The pictures from this post are not in my media library in my WordPress.org dashboard, but still show up in the posts: http://mychocolatemoments.com/2012/07/21/if-you-told-me-a-week-ago-i-would-be-zip-lining-i-would-have-laughed-at-you/

    That's because they are being pulled directly from http://chocolatemoments.files.wordpress.com/

  11. mychocolatemoments
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you know how I can change that? I'd like them to be in my wordpress.org media library.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You would have to re-upload them via WordPress on your self-hosted site.

  13. mychocolatemoments
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you mean I need to export the files from WordPress.com to my computer and then import them to WordPress.org? If so, should I do "all content", "posts", "pages", or "feedback" in order to get the pictures to move? I did "all content" when I first moved my blog, so I don't know if I need to do that again, or if I did something wrong.

  14. When you run the import tool there is a checkbox for "download and import file attachments" If you check that then the attached images will be downloaded directly from wordpress.com and imported into your media library.

    It might have not worked because of the site redirect. I would contact wordpress.com support and see if they can help with the issue.

    If you are still having problems you can use a plugin I recently released that will go through your posts and import and attach external images into your media library. The plugin also changes the img src to point to the correct image. It doesn't change the link to the larger size which would still point to wordpress.com.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/media-tools/

  15. mychocolatemoments
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This issue is resolved! Finally (whew!). Apparently when I first imported my wordpress.com export to my new blog, only 200ish pictures imported. However, someone suggested to try importing it again, so I did and 200ish more pictures showed up. I ended up having to import that same export file 9 times (10 if you count the original time I did it) and little by little, my pictures showed up.

    I am so relieved to finally have this figured out!

    Thank you to all of you who tried to help me with my issue. Your time is much appreciated :)

  16. mychocolatemoments
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry I forgot to check "resolved", and apparently I have to write something here in the text box before it will let me change that...

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