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  • 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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  • 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?

    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 🙂

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

    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?

    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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