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  • I have an export of my self-hosted blog in WXR format. I’m trying to import it to a dev version on a home server so I can mess with a new site I’m developing.

    The export is about 7Mb in size. When I try to import it, it fails silently moments after selecting the file and clicking the “Upload file and import” button.

    I have plenty of mem limit in my php.ini (32Mb), so it’s not that.

    I could do with some advice. Thanks.

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  • Check the webserver error log.

    Do you have the permissions set correctly on wp-content.

    This isn’t anything new. There are many people that I’ve spoken with since the introduction of WP WXR export/import feature that have this same issue. In fact, search the forum on my username and you will find the thread.

    I’ve talked with one of the WP developers via email about this, sending the exported file, yet haven’t heard anything back.

    I lost one of several blogs to the feature. Now I use a variety of methods for backups. I am still in the process of manually ripping out the garbage from the WXR file and manually reposting everything, or at least what I opt to repost.

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