Files from Xanga not importing

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  • #1770969

    bethanysluys
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    My files from Xanga will not import into WordPress, saying that they are not xml files even though they are (clearly marked with .xml)?? Help!

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

    #1771070

    timethief
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    See here for instructions on how to do a Xanga import http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-xanga/

    Note that you must open the .zip export folder you get from Xanga and import ALL of the files included in the .zip folder individually.

    If you continue to have trouble with your import, please try a different browser. http://browsehappy.com You might also try the WordPress importer rather than the Xanga-specific importer.

    I’ll tag this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1771073

    bethanysluys
    Member

    I used the wordpress importer and it is currently “processing” the import (number 1 out of 7). Crossing my fingers it works

    #1771077

    timethief
    Member

    My fingers are crossed for you too.

    #1771087

    bethanysluys
    Member

    The import completed, but it does not appear that any content was actually garnered from the import… I’m assuming the content is supposed to appear on my blog, although I’ve never imported on WordPress before so I don’t actually know. Did I miss a step?

    #1771162

    bethanysluys
    Member

    I tried the upload again. Again, nothing happened. I am going to attempt on a different conputer tomorrow as mine is too old to download any other browsers…. If it still doesn’t work, why
    At are my options? I have 8 years of xanga posts I don’t want to lose.

    #1771205

    jackiedana
    Member

    Please note that you must import *all* of the .xml files that came in your Xanga export folder. Based on the filenames for what you have imported, it looks like you haven’t imported all of the files. Your import will not display properly if all files aren’t imported into WordPress.com.

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