Authors not importing from blogger

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  • #754950

    jamierice
    Member

    I imported a large blogger blog (via blogger XML file). All the posts and media came in, which is great. BUT none of the author names came in, and I was not given any chance to make authors to users like you do with the wordpress.org importer…

    Am I missing something?

    Thx

    The blog I need help with is ricetechdev2.wordpress.com.

    #755091

    jamierice
    Member

    make author = map authors

    #755185

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    Will you please post an active link starting with http:// to the free hosted WordPress.com blog that you are referring to?

    #755193

    jamierice
    Member

    Sure, this is the blog
    https://ricetechdev2.wordpress.com/

    I gave it an arbitrary name, because this is a temporary pit stop on the way to migrating to a self-hosted install. The self-hosted blogger importer was stalling and the wordpress.com one seemed to work better. So, the plan was to import all the content into wordpress.com and then export a WXR file to cleanly import into a self-install.

    The original blogspot site has 65 different authors, and this info seems to get lost on the import. Whereas the self-hosted importer gives you a chance to map authors to WP users.

    Thanks

    #755195

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for [posting the link. I’m flagging this thread for Staff attention as we Volunteers cannot help with issues like this one.

    #755196

    jamierice
    Member

    Thanks :)

    I use WordPress every day, but hardly ever the free .com version. Does the wordpress.com blogger import typically allow you to assign authors to users? Or is it typical that it lumps all posts on the main user?

    #755200

    timethief
    Member

    I can’t answer your question sorry. I abandoned my Blogger blogs years ago right after I found WordPress.

    #755201

    raincoaster
    Member

    I am not sure, but I think it entirely possible that they authors would have to have WordPress ID’s before they could be listed as authors on a WordPress.com blog.

    #755204

    jamierice
    Member

    raincoaster – yeah that occured to me as well… that is likely, and would throw a wrench in this plan… unless I just go back later and manually reassign the authors once I move the content to a self-hosted WP.

    I’m just doing this because the self-hosted blogger importer tends to choke on large # of posts…

    #755304

    Howdy @jamierice, would you mind sending an email to support@wordpress.com mentioning this forum thread and attaching the XML file you can download through Blogger’s admin screens? That will help me dig into details here and see what happened with your site. Thanks!

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