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HELP. Internal links NOT transfered correctly (6 posts)

  1. marikamitsos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there,

    First of all I am using the WordPress Importer version 0.6 to export a site from a WordPress 3.2.1 multisite/subfolders install to a local mac server single site on WordPress 3.3.1
    I have the following problem.

    My internal links are treated as external ones.
    For example: there is an internal link from the page "History" (http://multisite.com/mysite/history) to the page "About" (http://multisite.com/mysite/about)
    After transferring to the new local single site, the new pages are "History" (http://localsite.com/history) and "About" (http://localsite.com/about).
    But the link from page History to page About still links to the old site: http://multisite.com/mysite/about
    This is what I mean when I say that it treats internal linking as external links.

    Does anyone else experience the same problem? Could it be because it is a local installation?
    I would really appreciate some help ASAP.

    Thank you in advance,
    marikamitsos

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

  2. marikamitsos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Any thoughts on the issue?
    Anyone?

  3. Jon Cave
    WordPress Dev
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am afraid that the importer currently doesn't attempt to translate URLs in post content (except for attachment URLs).

  4. marikamitsos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for the answer Jon.
    Don't you think it should though? Any plans on that?
    I understand that it is not a bug but I also believe it should be a feature that could be "easily" implemented since internal linking is quite a common thing. I mean, most likely the infrastructure is probably there (it already does this for attachments).

    BTW, how does it work with mapped domains? If we were to transfer content from
    http://mapped.com (which actually is http://oldurl.com/somesite) to http://newurl.com would we have to deal with any known issues you probably are aware of?

  5. Jon Cave
    WordPress Dev
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Don't you think it should though? Any plans on that?

    Yes, ideally it should. I couldn't say when though. It requires someone to write a patch and think about any edge cases where it wouldn't work or break something.

    BTW, how does it work with mapped domains? [...] would we have to deal with any known issues you probably are aware of?

    It should work fine. So there are no issues that I am aware of.

  6. marikamitsos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, ideally it should.

    I am glad we both agree. :)

    It requires someone to write a patch and think about any edge cases where it wouldn't work or break something.

    Sorry, I thought you were the developer. Meaning the right person to address when it comes to caring about updates, bugs, new features and suggestions.
    After all we are talking about a plugin with almost 2.5 MIL downloads (an average of 7.000people daily-WOW) and actually the only one for exporting/importing a WordPress site.

    I wish the developer(s) will take a note of this so needed functionality.

    Thank you for your time,
    marikamitsos

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