Import Greymatter To WordPress Issue (7 posts)

  1. Ashika
    Posted 10 years ago #


    I'm new to WordPress and I was getting the hang of what's like to use, however, I'm having trouble importing Greymatter to WordPress.

    I just KNOW my path were correct because that's where the entries -and- the cgi-bin are located specifically. I even went back and copy-pasted the link just to give it an exact location. Still, it doesn't work.

    This is the message I've been getting:

    Wrong path, http://sacred-wings.net/circle/cgi-bin/archives/ doesn't exist on the server

    What's going on here? Is there a way to fix it up or what? I heard that you can hack and try to fix up the code in that file to make it work.

  2. manstraw
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That path doesn't exist on the server, just like it says. I tried accessing. nada.

    try this one:


    that one gives a little action

    And are you using 1.5 of wordpress? you might want to read this.

  3. Ashika
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I tried that one as well, it doesn't work either.

    I read a page on the wordpress.org codex indicated that this can cause some sort of problems. I suppose I should try the older version and do the conversion then upgrade it?

    And, what do you mean by read which?

  4. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Path is NOT url!
    The path should look like /home/my/site/cgi-bin/greymatter/

  5. Ashika
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It doesn't work either, beside, it's not the correct path from greymatter since it doesn't really specific on where the greymatter is located.

  6. manstraw
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The thing is, you need find where the data files are. they look like 00000001.cgi and 00000001.html. figure out the path to that place, and there ya are.

    also, if you're running 1.5, the script is broken for most. the safest thing is to install 1.2, import greymatter, then upgrade to 1.5. as per this info > http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_from_other_blogging_software#Greymatter

    if you're on linux, enter this command:

    locate 00000001.cgi

    that should tell you the path you need

  7. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    In your host's manual there should be something like "path to your scripts" - look for that + the real folder where your greymatter is. What I gave above was just an example where you were supposed to replace "my/site" with your real folders and path.

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