Export Comment Username Problems

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  • #120714

    bencaudill
    Member

    When I export from wordpress.com then import to my own server with 2.2.1, the names of the commenters have extra characters around them. IE: <![CDATA[sgtbenc]]>

    If I leave it as is, the names will not show up while being viewed under the post.

    You can check it out at: 208.109.250.42/~sgtbenc

    #120943

    raincoaster
    Member

    You’ll probably get a better response from the WordPress.org forums, since they deal with importing from WordPress.com and we don’t. Similar advice for your API query, although later there might be someone around here who can help.

    #121044

    bencaudill
    Member

    I haven’t had this problem before with importing from other wp installations. I thought it might be something a new way that wordpress.com stored the commenter’s names.

    #121304

    darkentries
    Member

    Do a manual find/replace on the XML file in a text editor looking for <![CDATA[ and replacing it with blank text. Also replace ]]> with blank text.

    I had to do this, and it works fine once you get rid of those extra bits. Don’t know why this happens.

    #121307

    luckyblog
    Member

    Just cross linking to related post on WordPress.org:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/128080

    I am having same problem, maybe there has been a change in the syntax of the exported file?

    Thanks darentries, I’ll try find and replace

    #121319

    desertgrace
    Member

    I am having the same nightmare. No one is answering my query in wordpress.org.
    I also tried to erase all CDATA craziness and imported the xml file again.
    Comment author still not showing!
    http://sandierpastures.com

    Please help!

    #121320

    raincoaster
    Member

    WordPress.org is not famous for their responsiveness, but we here cannot help you. Sorry.

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