The importer worked well, maintained all the categories and tags etc, so I thought this was going to be a great, instant solution to cloning all my Tumblr content in a searchable, dynamically indexed way within my site. Unfortunately though, the way it handles content was not what I expected nor especially useful.
My tumblr posts are almost exclusively in the 'image' category and I had assumed the 'importer' would clone the geography of my blog but while still linking to the images/content hosted by tumblr. Instead it replaced all my images with scaled down duplicates that it hosted in the wp content folder. Why would I want this? Why would I want all my content replaced by essentially thumbnail duplicates and why would I want a bunch of media hosted on my own site?
The whole point of moving to web 2.0 services is to avoid the bandwidth and attack problems associated with hosting ones own files. I had assumed I was getting a new way to present already hosted content, in much the way that various dynamic galleries I use fish my content on other services. But no, I suddenly find my ftp filling up with hundreds of clone images? Seems a bit pointless.
Shame, because otherwise it worked.
Please update in such a way as you're not actually 'importing' media, only the blog dynamics. And that the externally hosted media is presented desirably...
I have about 7,000 tumblr posts so i was a bit skeptical but after I entered the information correctly for the API key it worked perfectly. make sure you enter all THREE fields on the Registration page otherwise you will get an error on your site and possible crash.
However i do want to warn people deactivate all social media sharing sites you have connected to wordpress before importing! Since i had Jetpack's publicize and IFTTT installed, it also duplicated all of these posts back to tumblr, linkedin, twitter, facebook page, etc. which resulted in a TON of cleaning up to do as all my social media feeds have my old tumblr posts on them.
hope this can help save someone else out there who tries it!
4 tries, last one I waited 12 hours and it still didn't import even 1 post. I only have 20 posts to import!
If I was moving from tumblr to WordPress, as the plugin was designed for, this works perfectly. As a method of mirroring/syncing my tumblr & wordpress, its not automated, so not quite what I am looking for.
Not very useful, if you mostly post images on tumblr.
Best plugin! Easy to use
Easy, Fasy and Good Plugin
Muy buen plug-in para poder importar nuestros post desde el perfil de Tumblr. Yo tengo el mío de
Cortador de Jamón en Madrid, en el cual hay diferentes fotos de eventos. Sencillo de usar.
It made my day easy when i wanted to get on wordpress again because i had never found platform lyk this but this one supported me enough and due to this plugin i came here easily without a head ache
Great little plugin that's easy to use and set up.
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