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  • RubenJames678

    (@rubenjames678)


    I’m trying to import old WP into new website.

    I seem to export okay…I get the XML file on my pc.

    But when I try to import onto my new website, I get the error message:

    Failed to write file to disk.

    Please help….forced to move site immediately by greedy sister-in-law.

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  • Janzomaster

    (@janzomaster)

    Hmm… Perhaps a bit more information?
    Did you upload all the files to the new host?
    What do you use to ex- and import the database?

    RubenJames678

    (@rubenjames678)

    Hi Janzomaster…thanks for the help 🙂

    Yes, I uploaded all of the files to the new host and have been blogging on it for a couple of weeks with no problems.

    On the old site I used “manage” and then “export”
    I exported the xml onto my pc.

    On the new site, I used “manage” and then “import”…when I get the error message

    What do I need to do?

    Thanks again 🙂

    ccoupe

    (@ccoupe)

    Perhaps this is the very common problem of not having set the file permission correctly.

    RubenJames678

    (@rubenjames678)

    Hi ccoupe,

    I put the CHMOD for wp-content, wp-config.php, and .htaccess at 777.

    But it still won’t work.

    I’m wondering what should be inside the .htaccess file???

    Thanks for trying…..any other thoughts?

    ccoupe

    (@ccoupe)

    Simple didn’t work. Sigh. Double check though by trying to upload a picture from you PC. .

    If you change to ugly permalinks, the default, then nothing should be in .htaccess and if there is something there delete it and find out why it was there (anti-spam plug in to turn off perhaps or FrontPage “helping”).

    Fnd your servers error log and it’ll have more info about why you can’t write. That would help.

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