Hi. Like many of you, I've been trying to import a WordPress.com blog to a newly created one I'm hosting myself. And like many, I've been pulling my hair out. For me, the export process works well. The function spits out an .xml file which I download to my desktop. The import part of the maneuver is where things go wrong. In the new blog, I've tried both importing a wordpress blog and importing an RSS feed. No go in either case after numerous attempts.
I downloaded the plugin for the import process and activated it. I've
tried the various tweaks (Chmod to content folder, etc.), but invariably, the function seems to try importing for five minutes before giving me the following error message:
"The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server. The proxy server could not handle the request POST -admin/admin.php. Reason: Error reading from remote server."
I'm desperate to get this new blog set up. Has anyone found a workable solution to this? If somebody can pass along a clue, you'll have my eternal worship.