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  1. Helping a friend combine two blogs. The old blog was blogspot and I imported it to a new WP blog. I made all necessary modifications to match the target WP blog (e.g., theme, categories).

    Last night I imported the WP blog to the target WP blog. Everything matches except for some photos are incorrectly associated with posts. These are photos from the target WP and not from the import.

    Fixing photos is what took forever after importing from blogspot. I thought using the same theme that the import from one WP to another would be simple.

    Do I delete the imported 33 posts and import them again? Any suggestions are appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is dgragg5.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there,
    I flagged this thread for Staff assistance. Please be patient while waiting.

  3. Has it been 24 hours since the import began? It can sometimes take the full 24 hours to finish wrapping up the loose ends.

  4. Thank you timethief for your prompt response.

    Thank you as well, macmanx. To answer your question, it has not been a full 24 hours. On 9/26/2012 at 2:00 am ET it will be a full 24 hours.

  5. Ok, let's wait until we get there, it should more than likely be done by then.

  6. Afternoon,

    It is has been 34 hours. The photos have not been corrected. If it helps, I have provided one post that was imported.

    Incorrect (imported):
    http://dgragg5.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/just-some-cute-girls/

    Correct (original):
    http://dgragg5mygirls.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/just-some-cute-girls/

    Thanks in advance.

  7. I flagged this thread for Staff assistance.

  8. Hm, that's very odd. I'd like to empty the blog so we can try the import again.

    Did http://dgragg5.wordpress.com/ only contain imported posts?

  9. 'No' is the answer to your question.

    Here's the skinny... hope this helps:
    33 posts (2/12/11 to 1/14/12) originated from blogspot.
    I created a second WP blog (http://dgragg5mygirls.wordpress.com) to import only these 33 blogspot posts.
    I made slight changes in order to make certain they would match my primary blog (http://dgragg5.wordpress.com/). This blog has posts from 7/24/12 to current.

    After importing the 33 posts from dgragg5mygirls to dgragg5 I noticed some have:
    .:: the correct photos within the post, but the featured image is incorrect.
    .:: the wrong photos within the post.

    The incorrect photos are primarily from those uploaded to dgragg5.
    I have not noticed any issues with the posts originally made to dgragg5.

    It's a lot of information, sorry. Trying to be respective of your time.

  10. Ok, let's try this them. Delete the 33 posts that were imported to dgragg5 (you can do this in bulk via checkboxes in the Posts section), empty the Trash (otherwise they'll still exist and be considered duplicates), then try the import one more time.

  11. Thank you. I have just finished deleting and emptying the trash for the 33 posts. I have now imported them again.

    I will respond on the results. Hopefully I will reply before 24 hours that all is good and have this topic closed. Otherwise, I will wait the 24 hours.

    Wish me luck.

    Thanks both of you for helping me thus far.

  12. You're welcome!

  13. OK... I checked the posts and I will take what I have. Almost all photos are in the correct posts. The negative, none are attached. I am thankful I used a naming convention for the file name (post title + position number).

    I plan on visiting the media library and use the bulk feature to attach the appropriate images to their respective posts.

    Consider this topic closed. Thanks for everything. This is the second to best scenario and I appreciate all the help I received here.

  14. You're welcome!

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