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  1. Create an import function for moving blog content from one wordpress blog to another.

  2. Uh.... What are you asking?

  3. Pardon me but I though I submitted this to ideas and that it would be read by the admin folks who also read my feedback. I had a wordpress blog which I acquired in a moment of pique and I gave it an unfortunate name pissoff.wordpress.com. Although it didn't have much in the way of contents in it when I got a third blog a couple of days later I had to cut and paste all the material from the second blog to the third one. These are the only "import" choices we have that I have cut and pasted below.

    Import
    If you have posts or comments in another system WordPress can import them into your current blog. To get started, choose a system to import from below:

    Movable Type / Typepad Import posts and comments from your Movable Type or Typepad blog from their export file.

    Blogger
    Import posts and comments from a Blogger account.

  4. I did some poking around, but I don't seem to see the solution. Can I take my WP SQL database or my entries from a WP blog and import them here?

  5. You can't do anything with the database dump, but you can either a) find a plugin that will export your blog in Movable Type format and import that here or b) live on the edge by updating your WP blog to the latest alpha code, export in the new WP format and wait for WP import/export to be implemented here (within the next month or so).

    If you don't want to hang around and nightly builds are too hardcore for you (they can, after all, break your blog) the former is the better option.

  6. I created a blog on my own domain with wordpress. I understand that, if I want to move that blog to this server, there is no east import/export function yet. Is that correct?

    Mark Robinson
    http://www.handicappedpets.com
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    For Caretakers of Elderly, Disabled, and Handicapped Pets

  7. Current method is to export out via RSS, save it to your local harddrive and then import in via the RSS importer within the downloadable WordPress version. You'll probably have to do a search and replace on the encoded text within the RSS file though.

  8. I've just acquired a hosting service, and installed wordpress 2.0 there. I'd like to move my blogs over there, but can't make the RSS feed take more than the last 10 entries (have tried changing the number of entries in the RSS options, but it doesn't seem to make any difference).

    Seems I'm a bit stuck! Short of a cut an paste job, does anyone have any ideas?

    This would be a really useful feature!

  9. How we see if we can get the RSS feed issue fixed so you can use it? :)

    Feedback sent.

  10. Either way, much appreciated!

  11. Have just realised that the link to the feed on the feed stats page is giving me the full feed, so that should work. Many thanks

  12. To Timethief,

    Yep, that's one of the very 'few' things that I miss about blogger.com. You can simply rename your blog, as many times as you like. But, there are 'so' many other features that they are missing out on. That's why I moved to WordPress. Perhaps you could get a college student to do it for a few bucks an hour :-)

    Tim
    gottlists (<-- It's a gmail account) :-)

    <snip>
    I had a wordpress blog which I acquired in a moment of pique and I gave it an unfortunate name pissoff.wordpress.com. Although it didn't have much in the way of contents in it when I got a third blog a couple of days later I had to cut and paste all the material from the second blog to the third one.
    <snip>

  13. You can simply rename your blog, as many times as you like

    You can do that here as well. Dashboard -> Options -> Webblog Title. You just cant change the URL of your blog. I don't remember being able to do that with Blogger either actually.

  14. Hi, I really hope you guys can help us get out of a minor mess we have got into.
    Our blog 'the fastest growing blog on WP' http://mutiny.wordpress.com is trying to move to our own server -> http://www.mutiny.in

    We did the export - import tool but our comments have disappeared :-(

    Are we doing something wrong? Is there a bug in our install WP? Kindly help.

  15. RSS doesn't handle comments.

    however, the wordpress import tool has been released as a plugin:

    http://www.technosailor.com/wordpress-to-wordpress-import/

    (h/t wank)

    so now you can just use manage > export to create an XML file, upload wordpress.php to your wp-admin/import folder on mutiny.in, and import the XML.

    you'll want to remove all the entries you previously imported, though.

  16. Thank you. But do we import anything to mutiny.wordpress.com to generate the WXR file? I don't think it is possible to uploed anything to wordpress.com
    Are we right?

  17. Thank you. But do we import anything to mutiny.wordpress.com to generate the WXR file? I don't think it is possible to uploed anything to wordpress.com
    Are we right?

    What's a WXR file? The suggestions look like they were talking about XML files. WordPress.com has XML import/export functionality, and now there is a plugin for self-hosted WordPress blogs that understands the same XML file format.

  18. Wordpress Xtended RSS. it's a wordpress-specific type of XML file

    no, you don't need to upload anything, when you go to your dashboard, click manage > export, and click 'Download Export File'

    in the new blog's dashboard, click Import > WordPress, and follow the instructions

  19. I used the Import/Export facility in the Dashboard to export from pandammonium.wordpress.com and import to pandammonium.org/weblog. I discovered that the comments did *not* get exported (or perhaps imported) at all, so now I have lost all my comments on the new blog (although they're still there on the old one, as I have not deleted it (yet)).

    Why did this happen, and is there going to be a way of fixing it? I tried importing the comments RSS feed, but that only resulted in importing the latest comments as entries, rather than comments. If it can be fixed, would it be possible to import the comments on their own, so that I wouldn't have to import the whole blog again? (Would I get multiple copies of posts if I did this?)

    I did look into using Technosailor's plug-in, but I don't think that's going to work on a WordPress.com blog, is it? Because you have to have ftp access to the server so you can put the files in their appropriate positions.

  20. They should be there. Have you looked in the xml file that got exported? I do a couple a day around here.

    You need to use the import portion of Technosailor's plug-in on your new site. There's two seperate php files within the download. The exporter is just the same thing that we have here at wp.com. The code is already released in the regular WordPress 2.1 alpha version.

  21. Oh, I see. Thanks.

    But is it true what sunburntkamel says about having to remove all the posts that I've aleady imported using the RSS feed? I hope not, because there's loads of them.

  22. Ok, I've sorted it out now. I used technosailor's plugin, which worked a treat. Duplicate posts are not imported, so I'm happy. This issue is resolved for me. Thanks, Dr Mike :)

  23. Not a problem. :)

  24. Before I import my entries from my old WP blog, I wanted to ask what happens to my Categories? I know the categories are also imported, but say I have a Weekends category in the old blog, and I have another Weekends category in my new blog (both categories have different posts). Will the posts in the Weekends of the old blog be imported to the Weekends of the new blog?

    Thanks. I hope my explanation was clear.

  25. Only the links in your blogroll will have to be done again and by that I mean have a category re-assigned to them. Everything else including categories in posts and drafts will be the same as it was in the first blog.

  26. I used the plug-in this weekend and ended up with a mess, I'm hosting my blog in godaddy and after importing I found out all my categories are gone. What might have caused that? And, how can I fix this.

  27. I am going from wordpress.com blog to a wordpress.org blog.

    The technosailor plugin works great, it moves the comments over so I am happy. The only thing though is on the new blog, I see the comments, but the names of the commentors are gone. Same thing author names on the posts, they are gone too.

    When I go to the dashboard, all the authors have a name like this: <![CDATA[AUTHOR_NAME]]>
    Because the plugin inserts the <![CDATA[author name here]]>, because of those extra symbols, the author or poster's name does not show up. Is there a way around this to fix it, instead of manually editing everything?

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