[resolved] Media Library Empty After Importing (2 posts)

  1. Ryan Ball
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does anyone have a solid solution to this issue?

    I've exported the posts from a pre-existing WordPress site (via Tools > Export, by selecting the 'Posts' radio button and clicking 'Download Export File').

    When I import the XML file into a completely fresh installation of WordPress (ensuring the 'Download and import file attachments' checkbox is ticked) I receive a lot of 'Failed to import author...' messages (which, I assume, happen because the importer has already imported that author) and an 'All done' message.

    Posts and comments appear to have been imported correctly but the Media Library is completely empty.

    I can manually copy the 'wp-content/uploads' folder from the old site to the new via FTP, but how do I ensure that the Media Library is populated with the correct metadata (e.g. Title, Alternate Text, Caption) and that the galleries are attached to each post?

    Many thanks.

  2. Ryan Ball
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Interesting. If I choose the "All content" option during the export stage, and then try to import the XML document into the new site, everything appears as it should - posts, comments and media.

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