Yet ANOTHER Blogger import problem thread... (5 posts)

  1. SavoryMedia
    Posted 9 years ago #

    (Before anyone asks, I've already gone through every single "Blogger import problem" topic on these forums and have still not found an answer.)

    Now. Here's the problem: I follow all the instructions I can find for importing Blogger posts into WP 2.0.2. I do all the stuff to the Blogger account. Ready to roll. I go into the WP admin and start the import process...

    ...and it get stuck in a continuous loop. It rolls along, "publishing files" from 0% to 100%...then rolls over to "Trying again..." and repeats the process...and nothing gets done.

    On top of all this, the WP importer has royally screwed up the Blogspot blog in question. The template is stuck on that crap "check out some REAL blog software" template that the importer throws in there and now I can't even use one of the default Blogger templates to get the blog back to its original state.

    Does ANYONE have any insight into why this is SO f^%$#^%d up? This is really frustrating and I need to have it done soon.

  2. Poco
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That blog looks fine now. It seems you have repaired the template.

    Sorry, I can't help with the import process, I didn't have that problem, other than to suggest importing it into a local server and copying the post DB as I have suggested before http://wordpress.org/support/topic/64265?replies=16#post-349068. No one has yet to say that this doesn't work.

  3. SavoryMedia
    Posted 9 years ago #


    Thanks for the heads up. Will this work with XAMPP?

  4. Poco
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't see why not. Any Apache+PHP+MySQL should work. I only know that I have tested integration with a default EasyPHP (with a couple of minor tweeks like enabling curl) and it was flawless.

    Check out sueeus's site describing the process http://sueeeus.holyshiznit.com/index.php/2006/03/26/mercy-me-migration-isnt-much-fun/

  5. mooiness
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The Blogger import process is hanging not because of a problem with WordPress but more of intermittent Blogger server problems (which happens a lot!).

    As for your Blogspot blog being screwed up, that's because the template is temporarily edited by the WordPress import function for it to do its job.

    You should have backed up your Blogspot template previously (we hope) and you have to copy and paste that in over what is there now (ie. Edit Template).

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