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Typepad Imported as HTML not Normal Text (4 posts)

  1. JustinThorp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Importing my blog http://westhorp.typepad.com/

    This is where it's going... http://dailygrit.com/

    It's going from TypePad to WordPress.org. Once I imported it showing the HTML in the normal post. What'd I do wrong?

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How did you import the site - which import tool did you use?

    Review these and see if you have followed the instructions correctly:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content#TypePad
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_from_Movable_Type_to_WordPress

  3. ReadyMadeWeb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Justin,

    This can be caused by the MTIF export file from TypePad being parsed incorrectly. This is a common occurrence because of the MTIF file's fragile markup method.

    We created a conversion process at tp2wp.com that turns your MTIF file into WordPress XML format (WXR) so that you can avoid these issues.

    Our converted parses the MTIF file, looking for the many edge cases that might otherwise cause an import to break and show HTML code, and then applies XML markup.

    Check out the TP2WP converter at https://tp2wp.com or and contact us there for more info.

    -- Cord Blomquist

  4. JustinThorp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @ReadyMadeWeb, not sure it worked. Did an upload without the attachments and it looks exactly the same. :(

    Gonna try to setup a local server with XAMPP so I can import it all locally.

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