How do I import attachments?

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    I am trying to move the contents of one of my self-hosted blogs to a blog, but when I import, the attachments are not included. I do not see an option to select “Upload attachments.” They show up in the blog, but are hosted on my old host server, not WordPress.
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    The blog I need help with is



    That’s strange as what I recall when importing an XML file was is a prompt appearing asking me if I wanted to include the attachments. I flagged this thread for Staff attention.


    Thanks. In this test entry…

    …there should be a photo. The image was hosted on, but when I deleted it from iPower, it is gone from the WordPress entry, so WordPress did not import it.


    Is there any word on this? I have tried several more times, yet the images are not importing, but remain hosted at



    Hi there,
    I have flagged this thread for Staff help.



    The image was hosted on, but when I deleted it from iPower, it is gone from the WordPress entry,

    I think WordPress would have imported the LINK to the picture but not the picture. When the picture was deleted the link would not point to anything. You hot linked to the picture on another web site.


    >>You hot linked to the picture on another web site.<<

    When I originally posted it to my web site,, a WordPress-based site, I uploaded the photos to each entry. I am now trying to migrate to, but it does not import the photos, only links to I am trying to find a way to import the entire entry, including attachments, to my blog from



    If your WordPress.ORG blog was on and the pictures in your media library then the setting @TT referenced above should have brought the pictures with the import.


    “Should have,” but did not. There was never an option in either export from nor import to to include attachments. I tried it using both Safari and Firefox.



    I see that you have 3,391 items in the media library now. Perhaps it just took a few minutes to complete.


    I saw the items in my media library. However, they were not attached to any posts. They’ve been there since I first tried to import, several weeks ago. I’m going to try deleting them all, and attempt a clean import.



    Ok, please let us know how it goes!

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