I just started a new WP blog, hosted on the server I've used for a Blogger blog for about seven years. I am using the Thesis them; just bought it today and activated it. I am trying to import Blogger posts. I've read a lot on this forum, but I either don't understand it, it didn't work, or they must be talking about a different WP dashboard...
Anyway, here's what I've done.
My old blog(s) were all FTP, so I transferred them to a Blogspot blog. My new WordPress blog would not import that, however.
Next, I started a temporary WordPress.com blog, and successfully imported the posts. Then I exported. Then I went to import to my WP blog on my server and received an error message after error message.
wp-content/uploads server permissions was automatically set to 777 (I saw some people talking about that). Still no go. Tried the 755. Definitely no go. Have no idea what I'm doing.
In the uploads folder, I see all the exported WordPress.com XML files sitting there. They were in a FILENAME.xml.txt form, so I took the .txt off. Nope.
I also tried a blogger converting tool I saw on a forum post, but that bombed and really, I can get the blogger into the .com blog and export it as WP, it's just that the server WP blog I'm trying to set up will not show any posts despite finding the files sitting in the uploads folder.
Any help would be wonderful, since I hate to lose a grand total of about 3,000 posts (no, I'm not doing them all at once; I had a variety of blogs and am pruning and doing them piecemeal).
Admittedly, I'm not a computer genius and I'm fairly new to .php stuff.