i exported the xml file from wordpress.com with no error. however when i want to import the xml file into my own hosting (wordpress.org), and i select to transfer the attachment, i got the error below:
“Remote file error: Remote server did not respond”
FYI, the attachment are image files.
In the end, only the post are imported, the attachment are shown but actually the attachment still at wordpress.com
Thanks and please advise.
Have you imported the images as well? The XML file contains the images links, not the images…
For me, the attachments are downloaded correctly. However, the posts still refer to the old location of the images.
You should try Search and Replace plugin ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-and-replace/ )
It is work on me 🙂
I am having the same problem as well trying to import into my own domain from wordpress.com
Importing attachment gives
Remote file error: Remote file returned error response 301 Moved Permanently
. I figure out that should be due to the permalinks that is enabled on wordpress.com
Anyone knows how to disable permalinks on wordpress.com? Can’t seems to find the permalinks under settings.
I am having the same problem i.e exporting from WordPress.com and importing into WordPress.org on my own domain.
Error only occurs when Select following option:
Download and import file attachments
Get following error:
Importing attachment http://example.wordpress.com/files/2009/05/example.jpg… Remote file error: Remote server did not respond.
If don’t select this option the post and comments import correctly and images are included but link to http://example.wordpress.com/files – that’s OK for me.
However Galleries and Polls are missing – so assume these are Attachments that need to be imported.
If select Download and import file attachments options for Post with Gallery attached get same error, the post and comments import correctly and images are included but link to http://example.wordpress.com/files but Gallery is missing.
So it looks like Galleries and Polls don’t import regardless of Download and import file attachments option.
I am trying to move my blog posts from wordpress.com to a wordpress 2.9 installation on a hosting service (ix.com).
The export function seem to work fine on my wordpress.com site, but when I try to import it to the new site I get this message: “Import WordPress – Sorry, there has been an error. 1”
Unlike the users above, no options for file attachements,etc. are presented when I import.
I have tried exporting and importing several times now to no avail.
I’d like to know if this this is a known error, before contacting my hosting service?
This is a new install of the latest version of WordPress: 2.9.
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