blogger authorization failed (32 posts)

  1. joshshal
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Today I was not able to Import blog posts from my Google Blogger account to WordPress. I have been doing this without problems until today. This is the error I get:

    HTTP/1.0 403 Invalid AuthSub token.
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
    Content-Length: 167
    Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 05:05:29 GMT
    Expires: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 05:05:29 GMT
    Cache-Control: private, max-age=0
    X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
    X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block
    Server: GSE

    <TITLE>Invalid AuthSub token.</TITLE>
    <BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#000000">
    <H1>Invalid AuthSub token.</H1>
    <H2>Error 403</H2>

    Any suggestions on how to correct this are greatly appreciated!

  2. verabug
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem and would love to know how to resolve this. Thanks!

  3. Ravensong
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi guys, I'm having the same problem. Didn't figure it out, but did find a workaround. Google has a whole bunch of online conversion tools from/to different blog formats.

    First export your blogger blog (same as doing a backup) to an xml file on your local machine.

    Next go to Google's blogger-to-wordpress converter web application, at

    this app will convert your saved xml file to a wordpress wxr file, which you also save locally.

    Then in your wordpress dashboard, go to the import tool, and choose to import "from a wordpress export file". Select the wxr file saved above.

    It worked! Who'da thunk.

    Best of luck!

  4. oneredkey
    Posted 6 years ago #

    (Ravensong) worked brilliantly!!! thanks for saving my evening. I have 3 more "blogger-to-wordpress" conversions before this weeks blogger ftp deadline.

  5. bagelradio
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same issue here, and my server only allows uploads up to 2MB while my exported and converted WordPress xml file is 3.9MB. Anyone know if Blogger and/or WordPress are working on a fix for the direct import from Blogger to WP? Thanks.

  6. joshshal
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you for the workaround, Ravensong, but I have the same problem as bagelradio. My (converted) file is much too large to import.

    Has anyone heard if either Blogger or WordPress has addressed this issue?

  7. daydreamstationmusic
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same exact issue and error message here. Would love to know of any progress being made on this - I'll try the work-around suggested by Ravensong (thanks!) for now, but ultimately this is a weird glitch to pop up and I'd like to know that someone is working on it.

  8. Sharon
    Posted 6 years ago #

    same problem... my file is 3.5 MB.

    My hosting company said to upload it via phpAdmin in MySQL. (Never done that before, but I'll give it a try!)

  9. daydreamstationmusic
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Also, note to all. I attempted to use the converter that Ravensong recommended. When I opened the converted document in Chrome first, just out of curiosity, it was clear that the converter had spammed my content like crazy. The converter added in approx 150 posts of viagra advertisements and some other random blog. Not cool.

  10. mellowvision
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have had the same issue, everytime I run a xml file through blogger2wordpress, I get a mixed bag of posts from several authors... and many of the posts I'm looking for vanish.

    So as far as I can see, there is currently no viable option for importing a blogger blog into wordpress.

    I don't even have a lot of posts to manage here, just 250 posts, without comments. There are a ton of embedded flash movies, as well as uploaded images.

    I've tried authorizing blogger to share info with wordpress on my own server, and receive no posts, no nothing. it just doesn't do anything.

    I've tried converting from ftp to blogspot, then importing from a blogspot blog into a wordpress.com hosted blog, and I lose all attachments, even if I opt to download them.

    I've tried uploading the blogger xml file to a wordpress.com blog, and lose attachments.

    I've tried downloading the blogger xml, and running it through blogger2wordpress several times. Each time I get multiple blogs of content, but not all of my own... it DOES keep SOME of the attachments though.

    With blogger's deadline looming, this is a serious issue. I really hope someone from wordpress notices this issue and supplies a working fix. For instance, why can't I choose to upload the blogger xml file directly to my own server, the way I can on the wordpress.com hosted site? How can I keep the attachments?


  11. joshshal
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for sharing everybody. I've still not been able to find any information from either Blogger or WordPress's Help pages.

  12. Ravensong
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yikes! One wonders how it is even possible to get posts from another blog! I guess oneredkey and I are just lucky this time. My client's blog is pretty small, the files were under 200k, and no images.

    I also have a couple more to do, so I will keep my fingers crossed (to match my eyes at this point).

    Another quick-and-dirty I thought of is to switch from ftp to a blogspot blog, and then stick that into an iframe on the site. Not wild about it, but it should work, at least as a temporary kludge that keeps the site url intact while still allowing updates via the blogger dashboard.

    Lets hope WordPress stays wonderful for a good long time!

  13. cofphoto
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This just totally saved my butt...thank you for posting this workaround. I'm new at all of this and it worked perfectly. Thank you!

  14. nabitunics
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem.

    I've tried three different google accounts, two different comupters (with different OS's), two different browsers - yet I still keep getting the AuthSub Token error.

    However, a friend has logged in from his PC with my account details and it worked for him with no problems.


  15. verabug
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ravensong's workaround worked for me (I had about 1500 posts; the XML file was ~3MB). Thanks so much!

  16. natebird
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This workaround worked for me but I had to use Chrome to get the file. Safari thought it was RSS for some reason.

  17. MiddletownMike
    Posted 6 years ago #

    WordPress.com users had this very problem last week and their support people fixed the problem without anyone having to "get around" the problem.

    WordPress.org support needs to do the same!


    This is also posted in the blogger importer plugin section:

  18. dihelson
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I attempt for almost a YEAR to import a Blogger Blog to WordPress without success. My blog has about 15.000 posts, and 23.000 comments. All tools I tried failed on some part.

    Most hosts doesn´t allow large database import, and many get errors, kind of import posts but not all comments. I really would like to import to wordpress, since my site is really bad with the new Google Blogger Auto-Pagination.

    For 2 days now, I´m getting this error reported. It´s another error to the collection. I hope wordpress people could find a solution to it.

    Dihelson Mendonça

  19. MiddletownMike
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This Markel guy from WordPress.com support fixed the same problem that we are having here. Below are his to posts on the wordpress.com support forum:

    Happiness Engineer

    Aug 5, 2010, 12:23PM

    We are checking with Blogger to see why this is occurring. For now, you will not be able to use the authentication method to import your Blogger content. We're actually going to lock that down for now so people don't use it and keep running into errors.

    You can still use a Blogger export file and import it by uploading it to the importer.

    I'm going to sticky this post so everyone can see it until we have resolved the issue. We are responding to tickets as they come in at Support.

    Aug 5, 2010, 6:13 PM
    The Blogger importer has been repaired and you can now import your blogs using the authorization method.

  20. heatherdbullard
    Posted 6 years ago #

    im still getting the authorization message....how do i fix it?

  21. nm12112
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am still getting the message too but Ravensong suggestion works! Thanks!

  22. subx
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The Blogger importer didn't work and I cam ehere to see if there were any solutions, and I found this. So I tried it with one of our staff blogs, and it didn't work. I'm getting this:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/base/python_runtime/python_lib/versions/1/google/appengine/ext/webapp/__init__.py", line 513, in __call__
      File "/base/data/home/apps/blogger2wordpress/1.342259769852558481/blogger2wordpress.py", line 38, in post
        output = translator.Translate()
      File "/base/data/home/apps/blogger2wordpress/1.342259769852558481/b2wp.py", line 136, in Translate
        return wxr.WriteXml()
      File "/base/data/home/apps/blogger2wordpress/1.342259769852558481/wordpress.py", line 143, in WriteXml
        return XML_HEADER + ElementTree.tostring(indent(self._ToElementTree()))

    I don't know if the blog is simply too big (8.1MB exported out of blogger), or what's wrong.

    Any other possible solutions? An iFrame isn't an option for us unfortunately.

  23. Shan
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The xml converter won't work. It says the file size is too big. The file is only 15mb.

    WHAT do I do now? I need too finish my client's blogger to WP switch.

  24. portguepunk
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The auto import failed for me as well, but the work-around was pretty flawless.

  25. Tim Griffin
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My blog content was small at 164kb and I'm using WPMU 2.9.2; it worked fine but didn't migrate the Flash objects. I'm assuming WP stripped those out. I'll have to look for an alternative plugin or try to re-embed those I guess.

  26. Rivki
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks Ravensong, your workaround worked beautifully for me!

  27. Blogger Importer should now be fixed. Update the plugin to 0.3.

  28. dihelson
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Comment on update to 0.3

    It worked, but not entirely. My Blogger Blog is about 14.000 posts and 23.000 comments. I applied the importer and could import all posts, but only around 2000 comments. What do you suggest on how could I import all comments ? What is causing such failure ? I´m trying for more than a year now, to import this Blogger Blog without success, and it continues to grow...

    Thanks in advance,

    Dihelson Mendonça

  29. Nitun
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes there is also another problem :
    when I tried to import my posts from blogger to wordpress by using wordpress import tool, it imported all the posts but added ">" in front of all the posts title.
    so anyone faced such a issue.

  30. wordfox
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Have installed the blogger importer which imported the existing blogs from blogspot fine. What I cant seem to find out is :does it keep importing them? - hasnt done yet. this is only a test for a client so no 100s of blogs to import.
    And if it should- is there something I should be doing?

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