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  • Hi, I just installed wp 2.2 and as instructed went to manage and began importing my blog. I ran into a block though when I I was directed to google to authorize access. I clicked on grant access on the google webpage and when I was directed back to wordpress I got a message saying:

    Trouble signing in

    We were not able to gain access to your account. Try starting over.


    We have saved some information about your Blogger account in your WordPress database. Clearing this information will allow you to start over. Restarting will not affect any posts you have already imported. If you attempt to re-import a blog, duplicate posts and comments will be skipped.

    Any ideas? Thanks,

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  • jefferys


    Having the exact same prob as jbbrwcky. Just installed 2.3 and am receiving 0/0 posts.

    it authenticates fine, sees the blog name, but just says nothing there.



    Jefferys, I solved the problem. I made sure that blogger was using their own service for hosting (which it wasn’t). Once I changed it, it was fine.



    I have what I hope is an easy question — how does the WordPress import from Blogger affect the Blogger blog?

    I’m almost ready to completely switch over, but I want to do a little QA on it before I do. I’ve seen some blogging software (and older versions of WP) that require you to change the Blogger template so that it can be more easily parsed. Is this true with the current WP import tool?

    If would be helpful if people who have gone through this process could add to the blogger import instructions.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    wemmick: Older versions of WordPress used that Template trick to import from blogger. The latest version does not, it uses the API’s provided by Google to directly retrieve the information (including comments and such). In other words, it does nothing to your blogger blog at all.

    The only catch is that your blog cannot be self-hosted on a third party domain. If your blog is on or hosted by Google and you have you own domain name just pointed there, then you’re fine.



    Thanks. Fortunately, I am hosted on blogspot. I’ll give it a try.

    i got the same problem

    Could not connect to
    There was a problem opening a secure connection to Google. This is what went wrong:

    Success (0)

    my blogger is using, but still cannot import, can somebody help me?

    This is the lastest error that Google returns:

    The page you have requested cannot be displayed. Another site was requesting access to your Google Account, but sent a malformed request. Please contact the site that you were trying to use when you received this message to inform them of the error. A detailed error message follows:

    The “next” parameter was bad or missing.

    I got the same error. Evidently blogger has moved back to the original address. I changed line 87 of /wp-admin/import/blogger.php to (no “2” in the address anymore). It worked perfectly.

    BTW, I am running WordPress 2.2

    Is it easy to transfer your blogger blog back to blogspot? I’m having problems with my blog that’s hosted on my own webserver and domain [] Do have have to move it back to blogspot?

    I also edited the blogger.php file to only say

    I have the same problem but I am using WordPress 2.3.1

    Does anyone have a solution? I am just staring to use WordPress and want to import my previous blogs from Blogger.

    Can anyone help please?

    I have my current blog on a custom domain, so I republished it on blogspot.

    I confirmed that the file blogger.php in the directory ../wp-admin/import is correct. Line 87 is set to


    When I click on the Import button and choose Blogger in the WordPress Manage commands I get taken to a Google Accounts access request page with the destination set as:

    I click on the Grant Access and wait. I’ve tried this over 20 times and I constantly get a timeout error.

    Is there a way to fix this or to change the timeout value?

    I really want to get all my posts into my WordPress blog so I can get going on this new platform.

    I was having the same problems trying to import Blogger (new API) into WordPress 2.3.3, using external hosting (GoDaddy). The fix that worked for me, was to import all the Blogger posts to a blog, and then export into XML format from there. Then you can re-import everything back into your own blog.

    It was posted above, but I just wanted to confirm that this works for 2.3.3

    I did something similar. I posted the feeds from my blog to feedburner. Then I saved the RSS Feed from feedburner. It allowed me to import the contents as well as the meta tags.

    I played around with the parameters start-index and max-results so that I could import 100 posts at a time

    To use, just change the website name to your blog address. Set the start index to where you want to start and the numbers of post you want to retrieve from that point.

    Eg. If I want to retrieve 200 posts I would first set start-index=1 and max-results=100, after saving the the feed from feedburner I would change to start-index=101 and max-results=100

    It’s troublesome but it works for me…

    The solution described above did not work for me. I did not get to be able to save the feed.

    Otherwise, here is where I am stuck:
    I did the following: Importing blogger -> WP .org (for later importing ->hosted WP). So it works for my blogs with small number of posts.
    For my main blog I did import 241 out of 560 posts (clic on the magic button). The if I clic “continue” it does not continue, it freezes. Then it stops and if I reset, it just freezes at the 1 out of 560 import.

    Any idea/solution about this? I think I read everything I could find on the subject (changing the blogger.php on the host, going through ->WP host) but still I have this problem.

    Thank you for your help!

    After many attempts, I found why WordPress stopped after importing 241 posts. The 242 post had special character in its title. So if that happens to you, just change the post in blogger where it stops importing.

    Otherwise it works, blogger->>WP host. However many posts are not accessible, they are imported but not accessible. The links to youtube video are not working, and I have to manually reedit them. Same for a few pictures.

    Hope that helps if you come across the same problem!

    From: my blog on blogspot
    to my blog on hosted WP

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