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  • HI!
    I jus wonder if i can import a XML file to a wordpress blog from any other blog?
    The fileformat must be the most important matter here?
    My regards
    Magnus Johansson

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  • cchestnut

    (@cchestnut)

    Hey, I was just trying to figure out the same thing. We’re switching over from Matchbin.com to WordPress and Matchbin sent over all our old articles and such as one big XML file.

    After backing up the site, I hacked out the parts we didn’t need (advertising, old polls, etc.) and I tried to import the smaller file with the Blogware importer (because it specifically said it supported XML) and the RSS Importer (because it said to use it as a last resort).

    At first I got “out of memory” errors, so I split the file up into four smaller chunks, and that seemed to get around the memory problems.

    BUT now that they’re going through and I’m getting the message “All done! Have fun!” I find that they don’t seem to have imported at all. I can’t find any trace of them on the site or in the admin panel.

    Anyone have an idea what I’m doing wrong?

    cchestnut

    (@cchestnut)

    Okay, so after digging and digging for more info (there’s not a lot that’s particularly helpful, unfortunately), I finally found a bit of info here that was useful.

    Although the XML form I had contained all the basic info I needed, it was lacking the markups that they say are required to import RSS feeds. So after some tweaking and some experimenting, and after exporting what was currently on the site into an XML file to use as an example, I think I’ll be able to get everything moved over. It’s going to take a bit longer, but thank God for the Find and Replace function, which let me substitute the WordPress code pretty easily.

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