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localhost installation and blogger import (ssl

  • I would like to import my blogspot blog into a local WP installation. After prompting to authorize localhost to have access on my google account I get a warning saying localhost ist not registered at Google for a safe connection.

    Continuing at this point I get the following error.

    Could not connect to https://www.google.com

    There was a problem opening a secure connection to Google. This is what went wrong:

    Unable to find the socket transport “ssl” – did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP? (40268632)

    Is it because my local machine does not offer SSL? I’m not a super pro with that…but could imagine something like that. Do I need to set up SSL in a .PHP file?

    Using MAMP on OSX PPC, latest version.

    Thanks

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  • Has anyone a idea?

    I’m getting the same error when trying to import my blogger/blogspot blog, with a different number at the end if that means anything. I hope someone is able to help us out as I am completely clueless about the problem.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    @otto42

    WordPress.org Tech Dude

    Unable to find the socket transport “ssl” – did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP? (40268632)

    This means that the version of PHP you have was not compiled with SSL support and/or the OpenSSL libraries are missing. Normally this is not an issue, but Google requires SSL connections to get their data from blogger, so you must have SSL support to do this sort of thing.

    Using MAMP on OSX PPC, latest version.

    That’s probably your problem. Look for a version that includes SSL support. XAMMP would be my suggestion.

    XAMMP is OSX Intel only…

    Any other idea?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    @otto42

    WordPress.org Tech Dude

    XAMMP is OSX Intel only…

    Any other idea?

    Several ideas, but not all of them are helpful:
    a) Get an Intel machine.
    b) Get a Windows box like the rest of the world.
    c) Find somebody that knows Macs and can tell you how to do it.

    Sorry. I know a lot of computer stuff, but I don’t know Macs and have no real desire to try to figure them out.

    Well, I don’t want to be like the rest of the world… 😉

    Otto42, thank you very much. I e-mailed this link to my host, An Hosting, and they recompiled php with openssl support. I woke up in the morning and began importing my old blogger posts. The trouble now is that the connection seems to time out every second or two, or else it’s just not connecting. I hit the magic button to import, then I get the “continue” button.

    I couldn’t stand continually hitting continue. So here’s what I did: I created a blog over at wordpress.com, then imported my old blog posts. I then exported the resulting posts into an XML file. I then went back to my hosted site and imported the XML file. Worked like a charm.

    That is a very good idea! Does it work also with pictures, comments, etc?

    Yes. Comments worked and so did pictures. The pictures are still being hosted over on blogger and the posts just point there. I did have one YouTube embedded video that I had to repost the code. But once I did, it was fine. Good luck.

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