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[Resolved] Only allows mapping of 1 author

  • I am currently trying to import from Blogger to a fresh WordPress blog. Everything seems to be working correctly (all posts, comments, images, links get transferred over) except for the authors.

    When I click to “Set Authors” it only shows 1 Blogger username available for mapping. Why is this, when my blog has 6 authors?
    The meta data in the posts for “blogger_username” are being populated correctly, but Blogger Importer does not allow me to map them. Currently all the posts are showing as the default WP username.


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  • Plugin Author Workshopshed


    Yes you should get one drop down per author in blogger and each of those drop downs should contain all the WordPress users to choose from.
    I’ll have to check if my test system has multiple source authors and see what is going on.

    I’m having the same issue, importing from a Blogger group blog. The first time through, it allowed me to correctly set the identity of one of the group blog’s authors, ‘Alan,’ but none of the other authors. I deleted the whole site’s content and tried running the assign authors step again, and was able to set the identity of a different group blog author, ‘Mark’, but wasn’t able to set ‘Alan’ this time, or any of the other group authors. Is there a fix for this?

    From what I can tell, there seem to be two relevant pieces of code in the various bits of php that power the plugin where things could be going wrong. The first is this bit from blogger-importer-blog.php:

    function save_authors()
                global $wpdb;
                //Change to take authors as a parameter
                $authors = (array )$_POST['authors'];
                //Todo: Handle the case where there are no more authors to remap
                // Get an array of posts => authors
                $post_ids = (array )$wpdb->get_col($wpdb->prepare("SELECT post_id FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = 'blogger_blog' AND meta_value = %s", $this->host));
                $post_ids = join(',', $post_ids);
                $results = (array )$wpdb->get_results("SELECT post_id, meta_value FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = 'blogger_author' AND post_id IN ($post_ids)");
                foreach ($results as $row)
                    $authors_posts[$row->post_id] = $row->meta_value;
                foreach ($authors as $author => $user_id)
                    $user_id = (int)$user_id;
                    // Skip authors that haven't been changed
                    if ($user_id == $this->authors[$author][1])
                    // Get a list of the selected author's posts
                    $post_ids = (array )array_keys($authors_posts, $this->authors[$author][0]);
                    $post_ids = join(',', $post_ids);
                    $wpdb->query($wpdb->prepare("UPDATE $wpdb->posts SET post_author = %d WHERE id IN ($post_ids)", $user_id));
                    $this->authors[$author][1] = $user_id;
                    //Should we be tidying up the post meta data here, rather than in restart?
                    //$wpdb->query("DELETE FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = 'blogger_author'");
                return '';

    The second is in the blogger-importer.php file itself:

    function get_author_form($blog)
                global $current_user; //This is not used, perhaps it should be the "default" for the call to get_user_options?
                if (!isset($blog->authors))
                $directions = sprintf(__('All posts were imported with the current user as author. Use this form to move each Blogger user’s posts to a different WordPress user. You may <a href="%s">add users</a> and then return to this page and complete the user mapping. This form may be used as many times as you like until you activate the “Restart” function below.',
                    'blogger-importer'), 'users.php');
                $heading = __('Author mapping', 'blogger-importer');
                $blogtitle = "{$blog->title} ({$blog->host})";
                $mapthis = __('Blogger username', 'blogger-importer');
                $tothis = __('WordPress login', 'blogger-importer');
                $submit = esc_js(__('Save Changes', 'blogger-importer'));
                $rows = '';
                foreach ($blog->authors as $i => $author)
                    $rows .= "<tr><td><label for='authors[$i]'>{$author[0]}</label></td><td><select name='authors[$i]' id='authors[$i]'>" . $this->get_user_options($author[1]) . "</select></td></tr>";

    I’ve done a bit of testing on my local installation, and I believe that my author string array consists of a name, in this case ‘Mark’, in the [0] position, and a number “7” in the [1] position, and nothing else. That leads me to believe that there’s something amiss in the save_authors function–that the array is being written over when new authors are encountered, rather than being incremented or added to. Is that possible?

    The other possibility that I see is that for some reason the blogger xml file isn’t including the various group authors information in the way that your code expects them. I went back to look at the group blog, and the several authors I’m trying to import are listed as admins rather than mere authors. Could that be making a difference?

    Plugin Author Workshopshed


    I notice in my dev version I’ve already made a “tweek” to the get_author_form. You can simplify the start of the function as follows


    if (!isset($blog->authors))



    Let me know if this works for you.

    Plugin Author Workshopshed


    That change should already be in the Dev SVN at http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/blogger-importer/trunk/

    Brilliant, Andy. Thanks–I’ll test later today when I get a chance, but I’m optimistic.

    It worked like a charm. Beautiful!

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