Support » Plugin: Tumblr Importer » Cannot re-import Tumblr

  • I was in the process of importing my Tumblr blog when the computer got shut down. When I went back onto the WP Dashboard it showed that 145/145 post had been imported but… The photos had been imported into the Media Library, Post showed up sorta. There were mainly post placeholders, no content, including photos.

    Several times now I’ve tried to re-import the blog. I’ve deleted everything, photos, post, doing it via Dashboard and deleting all the files I could find using my ftp service. I’ve gone in and used several different “Applications Registrations” using the regenerated Security and Auth Cons. Keys. I’ve cleared the “Account Information several times. I’ve even completed deleted the import plugin reinstalled and activated it.

    Each time I try to re-import it still shows 0/145 Post Imported to start out with, 145 being the original number of post original number previously imported. After I re-import it takes a very brief time and then shows 145/145 Post Imported, but nothing has been imported.

    This is a new site. Apparently there is a “log file” somewhere that makes the plugin think everything has already been imported?

    Thanks for any help!!!

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  • Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    You have to delete all the existing post data for it to attempt to reimport it. It will skip posts that it thinks it has already imported to the site.

    Thanks but I thought that is what I did as described in my post.

    Is there a “hidden file” that needs to be deleted? Do I need to go in an delete the post.pho file?

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Did you also “empty the trash”? Deleting something in WordPress is a two-step process, because it saves deleted items for 30 days.

    Thanks! I did finally empty the trash and it did allow me to re-import the post.

    Now the problem is that all of the post images got imported into my library but do not show up in the actual post. The post do appear, but no pics or videos.

    I don’t expect there’s a simple (Relink) button hidden somewhere!?

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