How do I import my xanga blog when wordpress throws an error?

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    Xanga import isn’t working. WordPress is giving me an error that says “The file is not an xml file.” Except that it is.

    The blog I need help with is



    For instructions on how to do a Xanga import, please see:

    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. You might also try the WordPress importer rather than the Xanga-specific importer.



    Hi fictionalcharacter102,

    Did the guide timethief mentioned help you with this import? If there’s anything more I can do to help, please let me know.


    Timethief, I did export the zip files, but the import failed on the first file, so I didn’t try the others.

    I’m using the wordpress importer geared toward Xanga blog imports (which looks for xml files).

    I am using the latest version of the desktop IE for Windows 8.1 to perform the import.



    If you’re still getting that error when you try to import the files, can you please email us and attach the export file you’re trying to import there?

    Then, please post in this support thread to let me know. I’ll take a look at the file to see why it isn’t importing properly.

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