I have several hundred archived entries via Movable Type, going all the way back to Dec 1998, that I am not able to find once I imported to MT using the "importer". Here are the specific issues I am struggling with:
1) I *think* I imported all the entries from MT using the importer tool. BUT: I can't actually FIND in WP any of the MT entries that were only in DRAFT status; though the POST status MT entries show up just fine. That is to say, when I enter my wp-admin, and go to MANAGE: POSTS, under "BROWSE MONTH" I see months listed from January 2006 to December 1998. However, when I select "December 1998" and click "Show Month"- it tells me "No Posts Found". Similarly, when from the MANAGE: POSTS page I click on "Previous Entries" enough times, it ends me at a post in 2004 (the first MT post that was in POST, not DRAFT).
So... I reentered MT, changed all of the DRAFTS to POSTS, and tried to REIMPORT into WP. But when I do do, WP tells me that all of the MT entries are already imported.Why can't I find them? I can't find 6 years worth of entries- not in DRAFTS, not in PRIVATE, yet my MANAGE tag suggest there are entries back to 1998. I'm starting to panic; any help would be greatly appreciated!
(I also tried NOT using the importer...)
2) all the tutorials I can find for importing MT entries to WP refer to a file located at "/wp-admin/import-mt.php". I can not find any such named file. Instead, I can locate "wp-admin/import/mt.php"- but the line-by-line editing instructions do not correspond with the second file. questions are: 1st) where can I find import-mt.php? and/or 2nd) how can I use the file I CAN find to act as the one I can't?
(one last thing...)
3) in my mange tab, I only see 15 posts at a time. where/how can I change this number (preferably to something more like 100)?