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  • Ctom

    (@christomalty)


    I have about 200 blog posts that I’m trying to import from a CSV (the old site was some custom CMS that’s giving me no end of trouble). All the fields line up fine, but when I import them they get cut off. Most of the posts start

    City, Province – and then it proceeds with the content.

    However, the only thing that’s ever in the post content is City, Province.

    How can I get the – to stop cutting off my posts? I’ve tried putting quotes around the content to no avail.

    I’d really appreciate any help I can get!

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-csv-importer/

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  • Plugin Author Takuro Hishikawa

    (@hissy)

    I tested import with below CSV data, but it works fine.

    post_title,post_content
    Problem importing content text,”City, Province – and then it proceeds with the content.”

    Could you check your raw csv data?

    Ctom

    (@christomalty)

    What should I be looking for? I am, unfortunately, not terribly familiar with CSVs.

    I took the liberty of uploading the CSV file that I’m using to test this out (so I’m not having to delete hundreds of posts every time I make a mistake). It’s just two lines that are representative of what’s going on the site:

    http://www.testsite1952.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SimpleNINA.csv

    Plugin Author Takuro Hishikawa

    (@hissy)

    You must save your csv file in UTF-8 encoding. Your csv file is not a unicode file. It is Latin 1 Character Encoding. WordPress uses UTF-8 encoding to save data, so different character set makes some problem.

    Ctom

    (@christomalty)

    This worked – I couldn’t see where to do that in Excel, so I moved it to Google Docs and downloaded it as a CSV. Thanks!

    Plugin Author Takuro Hishikawa

    (@hissy)

    Great. You will also be able to use LibreOffice. It’s open source spreadsheet software which has a lot of features.

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