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Posterous Blog Importing Problems

  1. We had previously imported blog posts from a Posterous blog, but have posted many new posts since then. We now are finally ready to get rid of Posterous completely and move over the WordPress. Friday, Aug 31st I started the process of importing the blog. As of 4pm on Tuesday, Sept 4th, it still says it's importing. What do we need to do to finish this?
    Blog url: http://urbanedgeny.wordpress.com/

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

  3. I have reset your importer. Please try again and let us know how it goes.

  4. I tried it again, and it's been about 24 hours, and still nothing--just the notice that it's processing. I'm wondering if I should delete all the previous posts that were imported (there were 149 posts) and just start over. Perhaps those posts already imported are causing problems.

  5. Over 36 hours, and it still says processing.

  6. Hi there,
    I have flagged this thread for Staff assistance.

  7. That is a possibility. I can empty the blog for you if you'd like.

    Is http://urbanedgeny.wordpress.com/ the blog you're referring to, and does it only contain posts imported from this Posterous blog?

  8. Yes, we had previously imported posts to that blog, from the Posterous blog, but got sidetracked and were unable to finish setting up the new blog on WordPress. Since then, we've made many more posts on the Posterous blog, so we want everything moved over. There doesn't appear to be an option to import only specified posts, so we just start the whole import process again, figuring at worst, if it imported the same posts, we could delete the duplicates while gaining all of the new posts. However, we can't seem to get the importing to work now... so maybe clearing the blog and starting over would work.

  9. Ok, I have emptied the blog. Please feel free to try the import again and let us know how it goes.

  10. That was quick. It imported in less than 15 minutes. Thanks.

  11. You're welcome!

  12. Now I have two more problems... now that the blog is imported, some images are only viewable if I'm logged in to WordPress, and I have hundreds of images that are linked to Posterous as opposed to being hosted on WordPress.

  13. Over time, the photos will be transferred. It usually takes about 24 hours.

  14. I did this last Friday, and there are still photos that haven't transferred.

  15. Is it possible to manually bring them over? The only thing we could try at this point besides that is to empty the entire blog and try the import again.

  16. There are hundreds of images that didn't come over... if it was just a few, I would manually upload them, but didn't want to have to go through and figure out which images need uploaded, and do it manually with that many in question.

  17. Ok, do you only have imported posts on the blog at http://urbanedgeny.wordpress.com/ ? If so, would you mind if we completely emptied it so you can try the import again?

  18. Yes, that's the only one. I guess if you think that's the best option, we can try it.

  19. I have emptied your blog as requested. Please free to try again and let us know how it goes.

  20. I re-imported on Tuesday, and got an email notice that it was completed at 1:15 pm. It's now been over 48 hours, and I still see some photos that when you hover on them, they are linking to Posterous and haven't been imported. Seems to be the same photos, based on the sample I spot-checked. Any suggestions?

  21. Hi there,
    I have flagged this thread for Staff assistance.

  22. Can you please give us a link to the posts with the problem photos?

  23. For example, on this page: http://urbanedgeny.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/nyu-2031-plan-approved-an-update-on-the-sexton-plan/ the first two pictures are still linked to Posterous, but the third imported to WordPress. Although you can't hover over the third pic to get the URL, which is weird.

    In this post: http://urbanedgeny.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/pork-slope-chef-dale-taldes-new-and-rocking-park-slope-bar-restaurant/ the first, third and fourth pics are on WordPress, but the second and fifth are on Posterous.

    This is why I don't really want to have to fix this manually, if we can find another solution. We have 209 blog posts, and most have 4-6 photos.

  24. The embedded images were listed in Posterous's temporary directory, so they weren't considered to be a part of the blog and therefore were not imported.

    In this case, the only way to fix this is to manually upload the images.

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