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  • nativenyker

    (@nativenyker)


    I am attempting to relocate my wordpress.com site to a wordpress.org site. I am using gogator as the host. when I attempt to import the XML file into wordpress.org i get an error that reads “Failed to import post tag” which repeats hundres of times. at the very bottom there are messages which i assume relate to imported content on my wordpress.com site – they look like this: “Media “Katie Kong!” already exists.”

    GoGator has advised that i seek out forum support in how to split the XML file into multiple segments to re-import.

    I am admittedly no techie so I am hoping someone assist me. can anyone help me with a detailed “how-to” on splitting my XML file? (if this is possible.)

    Would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks in advance guys!

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  • It sounds to me like your host is timing out. Check out http://wordpress.org/support/topic/failure-to-import-and-invalid-post-type-errors?replies=20. They found a workaround that included increasing the memory limit and the socket limit.

    maxfed

    (@maxfed)

    options:
    1. agree with @jmbullis
    2. try split the XML file
    3. check XML file inside, which wordpress ver. and it’s should be the same as your current wp version.

    nativenyker

    (@nativenyker)

    @maxfed but how do i split the xml file?

    nativenyker

    (@nativenyker)

    evidently there is software for splitting large xml files… it is here: http://www.rangerpretzel.com/content/view/20/1/

    nativenyker

    (@nativenyker)

    ive been told this will split the large xml file. giving it a try now.

    nativenyker

    (@nativenyker)

    the software does work but when i try to import i get this error: “Media “champagnebottlepop” already exists.” although it doesnt. does anyone know how to correct this problem? (it seems when one problem is resolved another one turns up!)

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Try removing all images from your Media Library.

    nativenyker

    (@nativenyker)

    @esmi my blog is photo-centric. i have thousands of images & its the purpose of the blog. ive already made peace w/ the fact that importing wont migrate my galleries but the primary photos/art needs to remain. there must be some method to overwrite this falso prompt…?

    thnx for your help! i welcome any & all suggestions.

    nativenyker

    (@nativenyker)

    I am now getting a “post xxx already exists” error message. attempted to add the “post_exists = false” suggestion but hostgator says that because this was for an older wordpress version it doesnt work on this one (tried & did nothing). anyong else getting this error? have a how to fix suggestion? would greatly appreciate it! this relocation into wordpress.org is turning out the be the hardest transport in history.

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