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Import not importing everything from Blogger

  1. sunburntgalaxy
    Member

    I have been trying to import my blog from blogger to wordpress and for some reason it is not fully importing. The titles on posts and comments are coming in, but not the actual content - the only option I have so far is to copy and paste the html code from the blogger post/comment into the one in wordpress that is blank. I tried exporting and then importing but the file is too big, and so I exported it and tried to import into a different blogger blog I have set up and it worked fine (thought maybe it was an export issue too). Not sure what gives because it seemed to work fine before. Any help would be appreciated.

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

  2. I have seen a few other import problems in the Forum - best to contact the staff for help.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  3. Hello there,
    Please note that you are not the only person experiencing this. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/blogger-blogspot-import
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/import-issues
    I suggest that you place all your details into a support ticket and submit it to Staff. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  4. ~~auxclass
    G'day to you. :)

  5. ~~TT

    Sunshine is actually out today - quite a shock!

    If you could please add the part about the Depreciated Code the OP should sing praises to you.

    Thanks

  6. @sunburntgalaxy
    Please go here and enable this so you do not have ongoing trouble in the future as Blogger runs on deprecated code.

    Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

    Now, starting with your latest post, open it in the editor, make one minor change such as adding a space and then deleting it, and then click “Update Post.” Check your blog and see if it is back to normal. If it doesn't you will need Staff help.
    P.S. All wordpress.com bloggers ought to enable this setting.

    Another tip:
    Never copy and paste into a WordPress.com blog without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor, please see here so you know how to do this correctly http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    ~~ auxclass
    Yes, we have sun and my little tomato plants and cucumbers are finally getting what they need - alleluia!

  7. sunburntgalaxy
    Member

    Ok, before I do this a couple quick questions - first, do I need to follow the above advice for all posts? Because if that is the case then I am going to have to rethink the whole thing (there are 846 posts alone). second, will this help with the issue for comments too, and third, why did this all of a sudden start happening about 2 weeks ago - before that everything imported over with no problem.

    And, as far as the copy and paste issue - I took a very brief (like first line) look at the page and it said "you may discover it doesn't appear exactly as you would expect" but mine that have been copied and pasted have been fine every time, so I am not sure if that is something I would apply for me or not. Can you explain a bit more please - it doesn't make sense to me.

  8. @sunburntgalaxy
    With respect to enabling WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically all new members ought to be doing this. I do not recommend that you edit all of your posts. Sometimes doing what I said above works right away. In your case it did not. Please leave that setting enbaled.

    With respect to copying and pasting, unless you use the process I pointed to one day you will wish you had. there have been cases of members not following those instructions for a long time and then suddenly when the theme or the WordPress.com version is updated they have problems.

    With respect to the import issue we Volunteers cannot help you. You must file a support ticket and get Staff assistance. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    I hope this clears thing up for you. :)

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