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  • Resolved GearSoft

    (@gearsoft)


    I migrated my old wp blog to a local host and when I’ve imported the .xml, all the media (photos, videos) got problems:

    – all the videos are converted into their URL
    – the media library is nearly empty (there are only some images) but the posts display the images as usual.

    I checked again my old wp blog and also there the media library is nearly empty but have different images than the new one.

    How can I retrieve all the images?
    How can I reconvert all the URL into embedded videos?

    My old wp blog is http://gearsoftvalue.wordpress.com and the new one is http://www.gearsoftimes.com (I use wp-magazine as theme)

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    When you created the export file, did you select “All content”? as for the videos, are these YouTube videos or your own uploaded videos?

    GearSoft

    (@gearsoft)

    Yes absolutely, I’ve done everything necessary to export and import the .xml in the right way

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Did you see any messages when carrying out the import? And what about the videos?

    GearSoft

    (@gearsoft)

    Nothing.
    It says that everything is alright nd correctly imported

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    And the videos?

    GearSoft

    (@gearsoft)

    the videos doesn’t appear anywhere and all pf them have been reconverted to their url. So I can’t even see them in the posts.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    as for the videos, are these YouTube videos or your own uploaded videos?

    GearSoft

    (@gearsoft)

    mostly youtube videos and few from other video service. But not mine.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Check that you have Auto-embeds turned on in Setting -> Media

    GearSoft

    (@gearsoft)

    Yes it’s turned on.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Try re-embedding one of the YouTube videos.

    GearSoft

    (@gearsoft)

    If I re embed it manually it appears

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Then it would appear that there is something wrong with your export file. What plugins are you running in the remote site?

    GearSoft

    (@gearsoft)

    I have these plugins:

    downML – Download Media Library

    Post Teaser

    SEO Friendly Images

    WordPress Importer

    WordPress SEO by yoast

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    It’s possible that the one (or more) of first 3 plugins may have inserted something into your database that is now causing a malformed .xml export file. You could test if the file is malformed by importing the theme unit test file and seeing if that imports correctly.

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