fyi. After struggling to migrate all content from one site to another, I found that media library content failed to import per messages like:
Failed to import Media "googlemapsicon"
It was mentioned elsewhere that the WordPress Importer must have direct URL access to the media source directory. Since our source site was secured with .htaccess settings, I temporarily renamed the file before doing the import. All media was then successfully imported without errors! .htaccess was then restore as the source website.
I can say that the WordPress Importer does the job nicely – with some caveats. If the WordPress Importer plugin was tweaked to recognize source permission issues and report them accordingly, it could become the best solution for site migration.
-Cheers for the WP team
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