How do I import posterous?

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  • #1161538

    jfb57
    Member

    Importing posterous to WP but getting error message that it is not a valid file. Have downloaded file from posterous 1.47MB

    The blog I need help with is jfb611.wordpress.com.

    #1161743

    A lot of people have been having problems. Have a look through this page, there might be something that will help:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-posterous/

    If not, you will need to contact staff about it.

    #1161744

    Someone has flagged this for staff to help you. Please be patient.

    #1161765

    jfb57
    Member

    Many thanks! Patience not a virtue I have but I will do my best! ;)

    #1161768

    jenia
    Member

    Hi there, several other users reported issues when importing a Posterous XML backup file. It appears to be an issue with the backup file, rather than with the WordPress importer. Our developers are looking into it and we will update this thread as we have more news (it might take a while). Thanks for your patience!

    #1161792

    jenia
    Member

    Hi again, since my last update, Posterous developers made some changes to the export tool, and our developers tweaked our importer.

    Please download the latest version of the Posterous backup and try the import again. For your reference, import instructions are here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-posterous/

    If you run into any issues, please let me know!

    #1161872

    francamaisha
    Member

    I tried several times to upload wordpress_export_1.xml-file and receive error “This is not a valid xml file” when I try to import from posterous backup.

    Any suggestions?

    #1161873

    kardotim
    Member

    Could you please send the export file to us by e-mail? This way we can take a closer look at it.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

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