Export/import

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  • #113065

    karolism
    Member

    Hello. I have BLOG in my own hosting (WP.org), and I wrote BLOG in WP.com, now I want to transfer my database (.xml) from WP.com into my own hosting. But then I open .xml with browser, it droping my an error: http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5053/snipshote41gep0rv74iur9.jpg

    And then I trying to upload it into my own BLOG, then nothing happens (look here: http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/822/karolismatuseviiusimporky3.png)

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

    #113331

    drmike
    Member

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

    #113332

    timethief
    Member

    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 wordpress.com forum)

    Instructions
    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.

    #113333

    karolism
    Member

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

    #113338

    karolism
    Member

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

    #113361

    trent
    Member

    That is great to hear karolism!

    Trent

    #113393

    karolism
    Member

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

    #113394

    trent
    Member

    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?

    Trent

    #113563

    karolism
    Member

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

    #113624

    cyanee
    Member

    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!

    #113625

    cyanee
    Member

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

    #113633

    drmike
    Member

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

    #113650

    michami
    Member

    I’m also trying to export my wp.com blog to my wp.org 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.
    Thanks

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