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Word Press Importer Not Importing

  • I had to delete my blog, but thankfully, I had a recent backup (generated by the export function – xml file).

    After reinstalling the the blog, I went to upload my xml file back into word press, but after I select the file and click “upload file and import” the next screen is blank. Nothing is imported.

    I searched the forum for a solution, but all the related posts are years old. I did take the suggestion on one post to make sure my permalink structure matches my old one, but that did not work.

    Please help! Thank you, MaggiLu

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  • Did you use the same WP version?

    Yes. What happened was, I had to delete the database. The WP files were all still on my server. I simply created a new, clean database with the same name as the old one. WP reinstalled itself. Then, I went in and updated all the plugins, installed the WP importer plugin, and when I tried to use it, the only think I get is a blank dashboard screen.

    I really need to get my blog back online! What is the point of backing up my blog, if when I need to use the backup file, the importer does not work?

    All help, tips, appreciated.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Try checking your site’s error logs for a more specific error message. Your hosts should be able to help you accessing your site’s error logs.

    I am my own host. Nothing in error logs I can distinguish.

    [Moved to Localhost Installs]

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Does the .xml file reference an external site?

    not to my knowledge. the blog has been up for many years, pretty straightforward.

    I also run many other wp blogs on our server. First time I ever saw a plugin not work as it was supposed to.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    I’ve used the WP Importer dozens of times – including many times on my own local server – without the slightest problem. Perhaps the issue lies in the .xml file that you are trying to import?

    Can you import the Theme_Unit_Test successfully?

    ok, so you think that perhaps my theme is causing the problem? Right now I have the default theme enabled. Should I install and activate the theme I had before?

    In my estimation, that is the only thing that would be different from the prior installation.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    It’s possible. Ditto any plugins installed and/or active. How did the theme unit test data import go?

    I haven’t done it yet, but as soon as I do I will post the results.

    BTW, thanks for your help and input so far, esmi!

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