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[resolved] WP3.0b2 Export not exporting all posts, pages, comments (5 posts)

  1. pubwvj
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I exported my blog from blogger and they changed it to XML.
    I imported the resulting file to a test WP3.0b1 install.
    This went well. Careful checking showed that it appears all my stuff came across.
    Some users did test comments and I created some test pages and posts.
    All was working fine.
    I upgraded to WP3.0b2 and this appeared to go well.
    There were:
    Posts: 985 published
    Posts: 423 drafts
    Pages: 9
    Comments: 6,952
    Life is good in WP land.
    I exported all of my blog from WP3.0b2 to an XML file#2.
    I created another WP3.0b2 install on another server.
    I imported the XML file#2 to my second WP3.0b2 install.
    There are:
    Posts: 906 published
    Posts: 317 drafts
    Pages: 9
    Comments: 6,218
    Life is not so good in WP Land. A lot of posts and comments were lost. Since the import from blogger worked fine I suspect that the problem is on the export side. But I did change from 3.0b1 to 3.0b2 between those imports so no guarantees.

    Appears to be a bug in import.

    These are test sites. Let me know if I you need more details.

  2. pubwvj
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've found another problem with the exporter in 3.0b2. It is stripping my code from posts and modifying other code. Naughty. For example, I had:

    <center><img src="http://SugarMtnFarm.com/blog/uploaded_images2009/PinkPiggyPalace0064w.jpg" /><small><i>Foam Insulation Inside Forms</i></small></center>

    On exporting WP changed my post to look like this:

    <img src="http://SugarMtnFarm.com/blog/uploaded_images2009/PinkPiggyPalace0064w.jpg" alt="" /><br />
    <em>Foam Insulation Inside Forms</em>

    It stripped my HTML center and changed my i (italic) to em. I like i better. It also stripped my small tags. This does not give the same look to my pages. I want my pictures centered, my subtitles in smaller type and italicized. The export should not be stripping code.

    Another bug. :(

  3. I can't speak for why (I suggest opening a ticket in trac) but just as a general note, I is deprecated, and you should be using EM to fit current standards. Same with center, which should be done via CSS instead.

  4. pubwvj
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've sent Glenn A. copies of files and perhaps he'll be able to see what is happening.

  5. pubwvj
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Doing an import again appears to have brought in all of the posts, pages, drafts and comments. Duplicates were noted and ignored. I'm having other problems but that's a different issue and I think I know how to solve those. I'm bleeding on the razor's edge. :)

    Thanks for the help!

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