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WordPress from WordPress: import problem (57 posts)

  1. marklaflamme
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    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.

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "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."

    How big is your export file?

    Anything in your web server's error logs after this happens?

  3. Trent Adams
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I know this isn't helpful, but too bad wordpress.com couldn't be exported in MT or Typepad format as Matt created the following for large files:

    http://mt-export-split.wordpress.net/

    I had to use a database script when I exported my blog to another host because of the size. The RSS feed kept choking itself because of the size of the output file. This isn't possible on wordpress.com.

    Sorry, keep discussing....

    Trent

  4. marklaflamme
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The file is 16 plus megs. I THINK I checked my php settings and it's set to accept 20 megs.
    I wrote to Netfirms, my host, and they suggested this. Problem is, wordpress.com spits out an xml file, not an sql file.

    We would suggest using PHPMyAdmin to export the WordPress
    database tables and then import it them using the
    PHPMyAdmin tool with the Database Manager Site Tool of
    your Netfirms Control Panel.

    This is the other method (as opposed to the RSS import)
    suggested here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/35508

    Information on PHPMyAdmin import is found here:
    http://support.netfirms.com/idx.php/0/357

  5. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Netfirms, huh? Hrmm... Just to warn you, you'll be back with Permalinks issues...

    Back on track:

    Yep, you won't be getting a sql file from wp.com.

    You could fall back to the RSS import, I suppose, but you'll lose (among other things) all comments. I just wrote a quick summary on that in a similar thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/96584?replies=11#post-484269

  6. marklaflamme
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    At this point, I'd be happy to get even segments of my old blog in there. I tried the RSS way, imported the .xml file and got the error listed above. I'm not sure exactly what Netfirms is trying to steer me toward with their phpadmin explanation.

  7. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have been trying to import my free wordpress.com blog to hosted site I purchased from AN Hosting. While, importing I get the message that all of the 200 and odd posts have been imported successfully, when I go to view site, I find that only the recent page is displayed. All links to categories, archives, previous posts, etc result in 404 error. Earlier, I thought, it may be due to theme related issues, however, the problem persists on different themes. Could some one please help?

  8. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What are you using to import? Is it this plugin? http://www.technosailor.com/wordpress-to-wordpress-import/

  9. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes.

  10. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes, I have used wp-db-backup.php and wp-xmlmigrate.php. I got link to import wp.com file only after installing the above files.

  11. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have also loaded wordpress.php in wp-admin/import folder as instructed. In the plugin panel the description of the plugin appears as "WordPress XML Export."
    I hope, I have not made any mistake.
    Please help.

  12. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am also able to see all the posts in the "Manage" panel. Also, open any of them for editing, viewing, etc.

    I am sorry I am providing info at intervals instead of in one go. However, I felt more info should help you diagnose the problem fast.

  13. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Should you wish to check the problem for yourself, you could visit the site in question: http://www.indiaretailbiz.com/blog

    Best regards

  14. thephilipTGN
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i asked some doubte regarding asimilar situation but have got no answers os here goes
    is it better to start the new blog afresh or to import in that will tere be search engine trouble?

  15. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Dear Handysolo,

    I am waiting for your reply. Please help.

  16. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Vicharak - got a link?

    Sounds like your Permalinks are broke based on your description. Follow that for troubleshooting tips.

  17. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    'Thanks for your pointer. It should solve my problem. Because, when I was setting permalink default, I was asked to replace script in .htaccess file.

    Unfortunately, though this may sound silly, but I have not been able to locate any .haccess file on my server installation or even in extracted folder of wp 2.0.5 package. My m/c has windows xp os while my host has apache-php-mysql combination as I am required to use cPanel.
    I tried to try index.php file,however, it does not have similar looking script to replace.

    I am not a tech expert but feel that I can generally follow logic of certain processes, particularly if they involve use of data bases. I am a novice in the use of php and apache, though.

    I know, you can solve this in a jiffy but am I bothering you too much, especially during festive season?
    In any case, my good wishes to you and your dear ones for a happy x-mas and New year!

  18. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    log into your blog and go to Options -> Permalinks.

    Save what's there. If WordPress can, it will automatically modify or create your .htaccess file. If it can't, it will tell you what the contents should be and you'll manually edit it.

  19. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    'Thanks for very quick response. I have noticed what you have mentioned. wp is unable to write new script as the file editing permissions have not been given. I am not able to write or give permission because I can not locate the file. Hence, I had made a request to let me know the location of .htaccess file.

  20. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It is in your main WordPress installation directory.

    It is, like all files that start with a ".", hidden.

    Make sure that whatever you're using to look for it (FTP Client?) is set to show hidden files.

  21. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i hate to bother you time and again but you appear to be my only savior. Despite making hidden files visible, I could not locate .htaccess file in the "blog" folder. Then I tried to visit file manager through cPanel. There is only one .htaccess file in the blog's parent directory named "public_html." Should I edit this file with the new permalink script? 'hope you will understand my difficulty.

  22. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Nope, create a new one to go into the WP directory. This may help: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Where.27s_my_.htaccess_file.3F

  23. vicharak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Dear HandySolo:

    Your reference was very useful as, following instructions, I could solve my problem in a jiffy.

    I am writing to you now because I did this only a few moments ago as I was holidaying.

    Thanks a million for your help.

  24. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Glad to help. Happy blogging!

  25. Gauravonomics
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,

    I used the Technosailer plugin, exported my wordpress.com (gauravonomics.wordpress.com) posts into an XML file (5.6 mb), and tried importing on my new WordPress 2.0 blog (gauravonomics.com/blog). I'm getting a message saying: "The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini."

    Please help.

  26. scaturan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @guara - ask your host if they can increase the "upload_max_filesize and post_max_size directives in php.ini" or see if the plugin can import the XML file from a "local server path" instead.

  27. kjstanfield
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am trying to import a wordpress.com blog into my self hosted wordpress blog. The import function seems to be broken.. both with the old plugin and still wtih the new 2.1 install. When I try to import the .xml file, it acts like it is working and then says done down in the bottom left but the page is blank when it should be asking me which author I want to attribute the posts too etc...

  28. motleyvision
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue as kjstanfield, but with a hosted wordpress to hosted wordpress export. Both have 2.1 installed. The export worked fine -- but when I try to import the .xml file it also doesn't kick in to asking for the author attribution. When I go to the uploads section in the admin panel, the file is uploaded, but it hasn't imported. The exported .xml file is 1.89 MB so I don't believe that it is a size issue (but could be wrong).

    Any suggestions? I also tried the RSS import and it did the same thing -- uploaded the .xml file in to the uploads folder but didn't do the actual import.

  29. IsisKali
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yep...the plugin's not working for me, either. I get past the name thingy, and then it loads about one entry before it stalls out and says that it's done...which is news to me, since I have 40+ entries.

    (You would think that this wouldn't be a problem...grrrrrr...)

  30. bigpas1
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Same issue here.. why hasn't this been resolved yet???

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