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  • I am trying to import posts from my blog into one I am hosting on my own server. It kind of worked. My theme was a customized one and the server blog employs the twenty11 theme. Is that the root of my problem? Anyhow these links give me the “cannot be found on this server” error page:
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    And probably more I haven’t noticed. Where do I start to resolve this? Kicking myself for not having done a backup prior. Lesson Learned.
    Thank you in advance to anyone offering some advice.


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  • Oops here a link:

    I must add that I chose the “map to exiting user” option. And also I notice now that if I create a new Category and new post, it still doesnt work. So it appears that some sort of master setting has been affected. Args. There should be a “back up you site before you do this” warning on the import menu.

    Found it. Sorry for all the noise here. Anyhow the solution to my problem:
    Permalink Settings.

    Before I ran the import I had permalinks set to “day and name”. After the import, none of the links worked so I changed the permalinks setting to “default” and now they all work correctly. Why this behaves this way I don’t know. Perhaps someone can fill me in on that as, I rather liked the day/name aesthetic. Anyways give that a shot if you had a similar experience. Best lesson here though is to backup things before they go haywire.

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