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wordpress.com import does not apply categories to posts

  1. I am trying to migrate my personal blog from http://www.iamnotmyself.com to wordpress.com. I successfully backed up my current blog by exporting the content as RSS. I then imported that content to a local instance of wordpress. The import was successful and my posts and categories were saved correctly. I then exported form the local wordpress instance and verified that my categories were intact. When I import my backup to wordpress.com the posts and categories are brought in, but the posts are all assigned to the unassigned category. I am not sure what to do from here and the googles are telling me nothing... 8(

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

  2. notmyself74.wordpress.com is no longer available.

    The authors have deleted this blog.

    We need the URL beginning with http of the blog in question before we can provide accurate help.

  3. here is the current blog http://oncodebynotmyself.wordpress.com/

  4. This is probably something staff is going to have to address for you. Contact them directly at http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ .

  5. i shot them a message, let's see if they can help.

  6. I'm pretty sure something odd happened when I imported my blog too. If I remember correctly, all the tags became categories, but it is 5 months ago now, so I can't remember exactly. I just recall I had to clean up all the categories and tags manually at the time.

  7. I a perfect, or near perfect world, tags and categories should come in and the cats and tags assigned to posts should still be assigned to posts. A recent import of a self-hosted blog back to wordpress.COM ended up with a lot of work to be done. This should not be the case, but apparently there are some issues with import and export with WP 3.0 and 3.1.

  8. I was able to submit a help ticket and the friendly support staff hooked me up.

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