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WordPress import creates masses of duplicated media, not more (11 posts)

  1. Peter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did a standard export from my wordpress site (snbchf.com)
    The XML file (2 MB) can be mailed on request.
    Then I tried to import the file into my test site (another wordpress installation) which is in the snbchf.com/test/ directory.
    It just imported 1 post, but duplicated the images of this post about 500 times, creating about 250 MB of duplicated images (!!), which then let my backWPup severely struggle.

    Then I tested the same on a 3.3.2. installation, snbchf.com/TEST332, but the same behaviour.

    Does this standard wordpress import really work ?

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is your blog at snbchf.com/TEST332 ? Seems to be imported properly. You may deactivate all plugins and revert to Twenty Eleven theme and see what results you get.

  3. Peter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No, Krishna, I am working on snbchf.com/TEST now
    just deleted all the superfluous images via Filezilla.
    250 MB

  4. Peter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, the export file is here
    http://snbchf.com/backup/BackupAugust4

    You could try to import it to your test DB

  5. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, you have to do the work yourself.

  6. Peter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I wonder who is WordPress.org and if it has support for a standard functionality.
    If I use a plugin then things are clear. Krishna does not seem to the WordPress support, but just a helpful user.
    I am not able to correct bugs in a WordPress standard functionality.

  7. Krishna does not seem to the WordPress support, but just a helpful user.

    Sure he is. WordPress.ORG support is a 100% volunteer effort meaning we're all WordPress.ORG support.

    The XML file (2 MB) can be mailed on request.

    Support is offered via the forums only and not via email.

    Does this standard wordpress import really work ?

    Yes. Try doing the import into a test installation with no media at all.

  8. Peter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ok. will try.
    Thanks to http://www.qdesignstudio.net/q-cleanup
    plugin I have got rid of the masses of media files. Only FTP delete was not sufficient. I needed to delete the post and remove via q-cleanup the unattached images.

  9. Peter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It is not possible do an export without image references. But it is possible to export only a category or some posts.
    So I exported a category with only 1 single post, which has references to exactly 2 images.
    The export file is here:

    When I import this file on SNBCHF.com/TEST/ WITHOUT selecting "Download and import images" then despite my selection each of the 2 images is copied 500 times into the media library, some of the copies here.

  10. It is not possible do an export without images.

    Yes, that's true. That's in the exported data.

    But when you import the file you get the option to Import Attachments - Download and import file attachments when you perform the import.

    If you don't want to do that step, leave that option unchecked.

  11. Peter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have probably found the reason for the duplicated images.
    LiveJournal import (version of June 2012) to wordpress does not create file extensions

    Looking at the src attribute the images are missing the file extension.

    <p><img style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" src="http://pics.livejournal.com/georgedorgan/pic/0003q44e/s640x480" alt="" width="640" height="143"></p>

    The question is who will to fix that. LJ or wordpress export ?

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