Import WordPress.com blog content to WordPress.
... but only imports post/page content and nothing else (no meta, users, comments, etc).
I really wish there was a full, properly working WP.com importer but it doesn't seem there is out there.
Good start and the most important pieces are there! It'd be much better if tags & categories were imported - and media import would be a bonus!
Looks like tags & categories may have worked prior to 3.5, but WP code changed some of that making this plugin out of date if you want anything more than just the posts and pages themselves.
On the plus side, the code is readable and in OK shape, so modifications for the enterprising codemonkey shouldn't be to hard.
I am so grateful for this plugin! It worked exactly as advertised the very first time I tried it.
Before I found this plugin, I tried to use the standard WordPress Importer, but I had nothing but problems with that. No matter what I did, it gave me Failed to import and Invalid post type error messages everywhere. I wasted a lot of time trying to get that plugin to work, and it ultimately never did.
I'm happy to say that the instructions for the WordPress.com Importer plugin were very clear and easy to follow. After all the grief I had with the standard importer, imagine my joy when this plugin worked perfectly! It saved me from having to manually copy and paste the HTML for the pages and posts I migrated from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org installation.
I would gladly give this plugin a five-star rating if you could add a couple of features found in the standard importer:
If you could do that, this plugin would be a dream come true!
Thanks very much,
P.S. As a temporary workaround, the Media Tools plugin can be used to import images into the media library after importing pages, posts, and comments with WordPress.com Importer.