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  • I’m having an issue with importing posts/pages from one WP installation to another. I continue to get “invalid post type.” After much searching, I’m not finding answers. Lots of questions, yes, but no real answers.

    So far as I can tell, I don’t use any strange plug-ins and no “custom post types” (when I look at MySQL database, they look the same in the origin DB and the destination DB). And it’s not happening with any pages or forms or anything like that. It’s simply a straight-forward import from one WP to another.

    Any thoughts on how to resolve this with straight-forward answers?

    I appreciate any help at all. Thanks in advance!

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  • New piece of information.

    I can import the posts through the RSS Importer, but it loses all its information like category, tags, etc. But if I import from a self-hosted site to, it works just fine. Trying to export from and then back to the second self-hosted site, gives the exact same error of “invalid post type.”

    I’m still not seeing the connection or a resolution.

    Still cannot find resolution to this issue.

    What creates the “invalid post type” error in the first place? I’m not even sure what a “post type” is, so I’m not sure what would make a “valid post type”.

    Can anyone explain why this error continues to happen on importing posts or pages from one WordPress site to another?



    I would really like to see this issue resolved, too. I build numerous WordPress sites for my clients and I always build them on a test server of mine before transferring them to the clients’ sites. This is definitely a critical feature!

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