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how do i import from backed up copy of posterous blog?

  1. I am trying to upload the xml file from my posterous back up saved on my computer but once I press 'upload' it keeps saying "sorry this is not an xml file" - but it is...how do I make this work?

    The blog I need help with is inessence1.wordpress.com.

  2. Are you using this guide? http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-posterous/

    Have you tried using another browser? http://browsehappy.com

    You cannot upload a zip file. Posterous sends you a .zip file which you need to open to retrieve the files inside. Per the guide at http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-posterous/ you'll need to upload the wordpress_export_1.xml file, not the one you tried to import. Please see what Staff amightywp says in this thread http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/posterous-download-zip-folder-will-not-extract-for-import?replies=14#post-1242796

  3. how do i import from backed up copy of posterous blog?

    I am trying to upload the xml file from my posterous back up saved on my computer but once I press 'upload' it keeps saying "sorry this is not an xml file" - but it is...how do I make this work?

    ´┐╝inessence1
    Member
    Oct 16, 2013, 10:31 AM

    The blog I need help with is inessence1.wordpress.com.

    Are you using this guide? http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-posterous/

    ´┐╝timethief
    Member
    Oct 18, 2013, 5:26 AM

    Have you tried using another browser? http://browsehappy.com

    You cannot upload a zip file. Posterous sends you a .zip file which you need to open to retrieve the files inside. Per the guide at http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-posterous/ you'll need to upload the wordpress_export_1.xml file, not the one you tried to import. Please see what Staff amightywp says in this thread http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/posterous-download-zip-folder-will-not-extract-for-import?replies=14#post-1242796

  4. I did unzip it using WinRAR and then uploaded it from the folder it extracted into...the wordpress_export_1.xml file...that's when it says 'not an xml file'

  5. I tried it in chrome and it worked!! thank you for your help :)

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