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  • I am having trouble importing my data from MT into WordPress 2.0.1.

    I have image code in the BODY and also in the EXCERPT (for a photolog I’m trying to convert to WP) I am not using EXTENDED ENTRY, although the area is in there for the import- it’s simply empty) Everything goes okay, but nothing is imported into the ‘excerpt’ field in WP. Here is an example of the imported data:

    AUTHOR: Jennifer
    TITLE: focus in the distance
    STATUS: Publish
    PRIMARY CATEGORY: plants & flowers
    CATEGORY: Fuji MX-1200
    CATEGORY: plants & flowers

    DATE: 04/11/2000 08:16:29 PM
    <img src="/wp-content/uploads/0001.jpg" width="500" height="375" border="0" alt="" />

    <img border="0" src="/wp-content/uploads/0001-thumb.jpg" width="50" height="50" border="0" alt="" />


    If anyone can help, I’d really appreciate it! This is the last thing I need to fix before I can finish my site 🙂 Thanks!!

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  • No one has any ideas here? My next attempt I might just try importing the excerpt through MySQL directly… but that may lead to other issues. Anyone?

    okay, I tried it again with a fresh export from MT and it still doesn’t work. Has anyone else had an issue with post excerpts not importing from MT? I am using WP 2.0.1… perhaps it’s a bug with this version? I looked at the mt.php import script and from what I can tell, everything seems to make sense (but I’m not a PHP guru yet) I’ve done a bunch of searches here, but they either don’t return anything, or don’t return anything relevant.

    My only other thought is to import the posts directly into the database in phpMyAdmin… but then I have the obstacle of getting the posts in the right format from MT for that.

    GRR! Please help 🙁 I’d really love to use WP for my photolog, but I need the excerpts for the way I’ve been doing it.

    seriously… nobody has any suggestions? 🙁 heh.

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