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  1. Hello. I have BLOG in my own hosting (, and I wrote BLOG in, now I want to transfer my database (.xml) from into my own hosting. But then I open .xml with browser, it droping my an error:

    And then I trying to upload it into my own BLOG, then nothing happens (look here:

    What I need to do ? Help me.
    WP in my hosting - v2.2

  2. You don't open the *.xml within your browser. You save it to your desktop. That's probably why you;re getting the error.

  3. For reference:
    You can export the contents of your blog (posts, comments, categories) in the form of an xml file to your desktop and then import the xml file into the other blog site.

    The blogroll links must be separately exported and re-categorized. That means you will have to re-assign them to each link but it's better than copying and pasting those links yet again. :)

    "Quick note about the blogroll. The OPML format doesn't support categories even though they'll be there when you do the export. Best bet would be to assign the major category for them when you go to import them as you're going to have to reassign them afterwards anyway." (drmike on the forum)

    Blogroll- If you had links, you can export them out at
    `http://mydomain.tld/wp-links-opml.php' to your desktop (you must change "my domain" to your own url, of course.)

    Open that exported blogroll (links) xml file in a plain text editor like NotePad and save as a *.txt file. Be sure you are using a plain ext editor and then import the *.txt file you saved into your new blog at dashboard -> blogroll -> import Links.

    Important Note: The blogroll (links) xml file needs to be saved as a *.txt doc in a plain text editor like Notepad. This is because if you were to save it as a text rich text document using for example Microsoft Wordpad or Word (horrors!) those programs would add in all kinds of garbage like fonts and unusual html formatting code that mess will it up.

  4. drmike, I exporting .xml into Desktop. And if I opening with browser, it contains an error. And dont uploading into new blog

  5. I just tried to import into v2.1.3, working fine! Importing everything

  6. That is great to hear karolism!


  7. But I want to import into v2.2 :-/

  8. If you could import into 2.1.3 then it should work with 2.2 right out of the box as it is exactly the same import function. That being said, if you have 2.1.3 running now, why not upgrade your 2.1.3 to WP 2.2 as that is easier if you have imported the content into 2.1.3 already?


  9. It's OK now. I found the problem. Something was wrong in database.

  10. hi i just took the wp-links-opml.php file and saved as *.txt in notepad and tried to import into V2.2 wordpress... but it still doesn't work.. anything wrong?? thanks!

  11. it says :
    XML error: xml declaration not at start of external entity at line 1

  12. That's a known bug. Upload the file into your webspace and just use the url portion of that form.

  13. I'm also trying to export my blog to my blog. My problem is at the Export stage, where instead of downloading (from Manage/Export) an XML file, I get my RSS feed page.
    I'm using Safari.

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