I am trying to import my self-hosted wordpress site, but I'm running into an issue. Over the years the site has bounced between Movable Type (originally), WordPress.com, & self-hosted wordpress based on my needs & now I hope to bring it back to WordPress.com.
The issue is when I import the site, everything looks complete, but the post->category & post->tag ties are non-existent. Everything is in Uncategorized.
I tried cleaning up my self-hosted DB before exporting (cleaned out old UTW data from postmeta & restructured categories for simplicity), but nothing has worked. I then examined the XML & I noticed one difference specifically related to categories (and guessing the same applies to tags):
<category domain="category" nicename="miscellanea"><![CDATA[Miscellanea]]></category>
<category domain="category" nicename="uncategorized"><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
So, for my self-hosted export, only one category-related tag is present, but exporting out of wordpress.com, there are two category tags for each post. Does wordpress.com key off the simpler "<category><![CDATA[FOO]]></category>" tag for importing?
Just trying to discover the issue & resolve it.
I did speak with Andrew@Support about this, but he ended up suggesting I post here...
The blog I need help with is wakingbadger.wordpress.com.