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  1. Ezra Engle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Forever. No errors, just stuck on the "Please wait message" with the turning gear graphic

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/posterous-importer/

  2. sethpartridge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Me too.

    Bump.

  3. AiC73
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    IN here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/hangs-on-please-wait-with-spinner?replies=36

    There is reference to a newer/dev version of the plugin.

    It worked better for me, but i had to run it a few times.

    Everything is good except for videos. It copied over the videos to my local hosted server, but did not update the links - the links still point to posterous. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this other than manually update each post?

    Thanks

  4. AiC73
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, so more detail here.

    - i grabbed the newer/dev version, and on 1 of my sites had to run it several times (brettandmb.net) to have it fully work through all posts...at some times it just 'stopped'. On another site, it ran through once without stopping and I did not have to run it again (brettstark.com).

    - the plugin correctly grabbed and imported all posts and pictures, including put the images on the local self hosted server in the uploads directory and linking to those rather than posterous links.

    - however, for videos, it imported the post the video was in and actually copied the video file (.mov etc) into the local uploads directory etc. BUT, the link in the post still points to the video on posterous.
    ** Anyone have any idea how to fix this? Does the plugin need a fix? is there any other easy way to fix these links rather than manually updating each post?

    Another curious thing - I am seeing in my media area of the blogs that each media item, (image/video) has a '-2' on the end of the url/slug compared to the corresponding post. Not sure if this is OK/correct or another issue - again though the images within media seem to be linked correctly. Also, within the media library, everything shows as attached.

    Thx

  5. Daryl L. L. Houston (dllh)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The issue with videos is that the Posterous plugin can't make assumptions about what video player your site may have. If it assumes you have foo.swf for playing videos and you have bar.swf instead, the videos'll be just as broken as if they still point out to the Posterous site.

    I made a plugin for helping a guy fix video links for his import, and he documented the process here.

  6. AiC73
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, I will look at that thread

  7. plankytronixx
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I found dllh's plug in perfect for migrating text, pics and Youtube video references. I did it on a hosted WordPress site. I created a video with step-by-step instructions. If you are running on a non-hosted platform, you could just dispense with the hosting part of the video. The details are here.

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