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migrating from KNOL

  1. I am trying to import my Knols, I can't do it when starting from Knol, neither when doing it from WordPress (actually I get the same error message)

    can I import by pointing to the exported file from Knol; where is that tool ?
    Blog url: http://malgreteuroumigrateurdemauvaisgre.wordpress.com/

  2. Please review this guide to learn how to move a Google Knol to WordPress.com

  3. Hi Kardotim

    I don't need to "learn" with a how to, when all the process is automated
    NOW, when I started the migrating process, at first it went well, I got the two first lines checked but then it stopped, no error message but I received an email :

    "Howdy stefjourdan!

    Google is currently reporting an error with generating your Knol export file and we could not download it.

    Google Takeout might have more details on the status of your export and you might be able to download it from https://www.google.com/takeout/#download

    If all seems well there, you can try to import again by signin-in with your existing WordPress.com account and selecting the blog you had intended to import to.

    If you are stil having issues, please contact support: http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/?partner=knol"

    by the way : "still" takes two "l"

    then I tried to do it by loging in WordPress and trying to import my knols, but I arrived to the same transfer page, the first two line were checked in the same maner, and I received the same email again

    so that's why I am here, because this thing doesn't work, because "I'm still having issues"

    no to be told I can "learn" how to do it with a tutorial for young children under 4, sorry

    please find why it doesnt work or find somebody who can fix it, maybe you are paid by Google, you "staff", I'am not.

  4. Can you please try downloading your export file from https://www.google.com/takeout/#download ?

  5. Yes I have successfully downloaded my files (by the way, there are two files, one big like 50 MB and one small like 1 MB ??? I wonder why)

    (I had already made a backup like that last month, but some of my knols have been updated)

    anyway I have downloaded the two, but it is not usefull for migrating to WordPress ? is it ? has WordPress a tool for importing from a file ?

  6. Ok, that's good that you get the files at least. Hold on to them, we may be able to do some conversion on this end, and we'll let you know as soon as we know.

  7. I have the files, err, I don't know what's actually in them

    how come the people at Google or at Annotum have designed a tool for migrating, and this tool doesn't work ? it's just text with some images, links, etc. not rocket science

    one of my Knols doesn't appear anymore in the list, so even if I could migrate it by hand, I couldn't redirect it manually

    I have seen that one Knol author has is whole list of knols missing

    I'm seriously considering moving to "elsewhere"

  8. I'm not sure, Google's migration assistant should work, but I can't speak for Google.

    As for the missing Knol, you'll need to get in touch with Google about that.

    We'll let you know as soon as we have a solution for getting your export files on a WordPress.com blog.

  9. "As for the missing Knol, you'll need to get in touch with Google about that" : are you kidding ? you are not aware of the sad Knol story ?

    "We'll let you know as soon as we have a solution for getting your export files on a WordPress.com blog." you mean you work for or with WordPress ?

    I hope you guys can implement this fonction VERY soon because after april, it will be impossible to redirect the knols

  10. I am aware of it, but we're WordPress.com, just another option of where to move your Knol blog to. We don't have any control over how Knol operates. Knol is a Google property.

    Yes, I mean that I'll let you know as soon as we have a solution for getting your exported Knol content into a WordPress.com blog, as Google's migration assistant is not working for you.

  11. "I am aware of it, but we're WordPress.com, just another option of where to move your Knol blog to. We don't have any control over how Knol operates. Knol is a Google property." Yes, sorry to be so angry, I understand you're not Google, not paid by Google, not owning Google, just in case you meet those Google guys one day, tell them how much I'm angry, and that if I can stop using any of their products one day, I will

    Yes, I mean that I'll let you know as soon as we have a solution for getting your exported Knol content into a WordPress.com blog, as Google's migration assistant is not working for you.

    very kind of you, cheers, have a good day

  12. Not a problem, I understand the frustration. We'll let you know as soon as we have something.

  13. Unfortunately, there isn't much we can do from this end, as the error they're giving us is not documented. Would you please tell us your Knol username so we can ask them to take a look?

  14. Hi, and thanks a lot for following up this problem

    yes my Knol name is : Stephane JOURDAN

    http://knol.google.com/k/stephane-jourdan/-/3dfvm2oyvur0n/0#collections

    are you aware that I'm not alone, I know at least 3 other knolers that had the same error when trying to migrate ?

    by the way, I don't put a lot of hope in the help you will be able to get from Google/knol, why don't we rather concentrate on something usefull, like having a device in WordPress to import (one by one) those .mht archives that can be created with Internet Explorer (a browser made by a tiny firm in Redmont)

  15. yes my Knol name is : Stephane JOURDAN

    That seems to be your full name, but what about your account username?

    are you aware that I'm not alone, I know at least 3 other knolers that had the same error when trying to migrate ?

    I'm sure there are others, but we'll need them to contact us.

  16. " what about your account username?"

    I gave you a link macmanx ??? on this link, you have my unique identifier in Knol

    yes, sure, they need to contact you but they have posted like everywhere in the panic, for now probably, they have given up with the idea of having something working from Knol (but I shall try to tell them we are mananing the problem, errrrr)

  17. and what about my idea to have a tool for importing .mht ?

  18. What do you enter as a username to log in to your Knol?

  19. ha ha, I sent you my email address, but it was erased by some robot :

    my username is : stephane.jourdan

    (I never log in Knol, when my gmail is open, I just click on connexion and that's it)

  20. Thanks, we'll pass that on to Google and see if we can spur them in to action.

  21. I think, there are all dead in the Knol department, but maybe there are some walking deads ?

    Macmanx, what do you think about my idea of having a tool to import .mht ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  22. We have some direct connections. If we can't get this figured out through them, we'll see what we can do about those export files, but I can't make any promises yet.

  23. sure, I was not asking for 'promises'

    I was just insisting on this file format, which very few people happen to know, and it's a pity because it's very smart

    (this situation probably comes from everybody fleeing IE ???)

    anyway, it would be good to have a working tool of some sort : yesterday, I was transferring by hand one of my knols, it takes a long long time because of the images, you have to save them in your computer, and them to upload them in WPress, and each time you want to set the caption, WordPress makes the browser (I have tried Chrome and Coolnovo aswell) CRASH !

    so yesterday, my browser crashed like 7 times

    have a good day

    S. JOURDAN

  24. Regarding the caption, are you setting it before or after you insert the image into the post?

    Images can be edited and the caption added after inserting, so you might want to try that if you're just adding the caption before inserting.

  25. as you may know, you can't put the caption when you upload the pic, because the field is a "description" (in french in fact, in english not sure)and will not appear (I was putting my text in it a lot of time before discovering it was not a place for the caption)

    then the image appears in the page, you edit it a second time and now you can see the "caption" (in french : l├ęgende) and fill it

    it is when doing this second action that the thing usually crashes, a variant is that the caption will not appear, even if you fill it again and again

  26. There are two ways to add a caption:

    1. Before the first insert, right after uploading: http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/#upload-images-from-your-computer

    2. By editing the image in the post or Media Library after inserting: http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-settings/

    Which one are you doing?

  27. thanks, I know the two ways :

    in the first menu, it never worked for me, probably I was filling "description" instead of "default caption" ?

    usually, the second manner works, but very often, it crashes my browser, and also sometimes, the caption will not appear, even if I retry and retry

  28. OK, when filling "default caption" it works, thanks, but the presence of this "description" field is confusing.

  29. Ah, that's definitely a problem. We'll take care of that too.

  30. Very good, I like the way you handle feedback, it changes me a lot from Google, Knol was a real feedback nightmare

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