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Typepad Images not imported (2 posts)

  1. mickyharris
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi,

    From the support threads it appears this plugin works well. However, it is not seeing any of the external images in my imported posts from Typepad.

    I think this may be because Typepad does not give their images a standard extension such as "jpg". They are referenced as:

    img src="http://user.typepad.com/.a/6a01310ff5e544970c01a5117e0670970c-500wi"

    or similar.

    Can anyone suggest a hack for the plugin to allow it to recognise filenames without an image extension please.

    Any help appreciated, thanks.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/import-external-images/

  2. MartyThornley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    Not sure how to handle that one. When urls are obfuscated like that I don't know any easy way to recognize that it is an image.

    I did find a python script that allows you to download images from Typepad. So there may be a way to convert that to php and reuse here.
    http://mobilesociety.typepad.com/mobile_life/2013/06/owning-my-data-a-script-to-export-images-from-typepad.html

    I am not sure there is enough demand for me to add this to the plugin but if it was urgent enough for you to pay for this as a custom plugin I would be happy to discuss.

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