Images not imported from WordPress 3.1 export

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  • #786690

    eviloverlord
    Member

    I am in the process of moving my blog from a self-hosted WordPress.org 3.1 installation to WordPress.com. Here’s what I have done so far:

    1) Exported XML file from WordPress.org blog — selected ‘All content’ option.
    2) Created a fresh WordPress.com blog and imported the XML file.

    During the import, something tripped the WordPress.com spam alert, and my new WordPress.com blog was briefly deactivated. I contacted Support, and the blog was reactivated within minutes.

    However, I was under the impression that the import function would access my old blog site and copy over all the image files I’d had displayed in my posts. This has not happened. The images do display in my new WordPress.com blog, but they are the files hosted at my old self-hosted blog. When I shut down that hosting contract, all the images will vanish.

    Did I do something wrong in the import, or did I simply misunderstand what the import function on WordPress.com is capable of doing?

    Thanks…

    JGB

    The blog I need help with is geekman2185.wordpress.com.

    #786835

    During import, if the other site is still live, you will be given the choice of having your media imported. If I remember correctly after you click import, a second screen comes up with the question and a box you have to check or something like that.

    #786885

    eviloverlord
    Member

    There was no such second screen. The blog simply came back online after the support team fixed the mistaken deactivation.

    I am wondering if the deactivation in the midst of the import caused the issue. Has anyone else seen this happen?

    Thanks…

    JGB

    #786886

    timethief
    Member

    I haven’t heard of this happening but I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

    #786890

    eviloverlord
    Member

    Many thanks. Have a great New Year’s!

    JGB

    #786892

    timethief
    Member

    You too. :)

    #786899

    macmanx
    Staff

    Can you please send the export file along with details of from where to where you are importing to support@wordpress.com ?

    #787114

    eviloverlord
    Member

    @macmanx: I certainly can, but not till Tuesday. The XML file is stored on my office PC.

    Have a great New Year!

    JGB

    #787150

    eviloverlord
    Member

    I have emailed support@wordpress.com with details of the error. The XML export file can be downloaded from:

    [export file removed from public forum]

    Thanks…

    JGB

    #787157

    macmanx
    Staff

    Thanks, we’ll reply via email as soon as we can.

    Since you probably don’t want other folks copying your blog in its entirety, I have removed the link to your export file.

    #787177

    duddits
    Member

    I am sorry for bumping on an old post. I have experienced the exact problem.

    I have exported out an xml file from my own hosted wordpress blog, and when I imported them into my wordpress.com blog, majority of the images (media) did not go through. FYI my self hosted wordpress blog is still very much active, and I was assuming that by exporting out “All content” will have some kind of media transferring from my source server, but this is not the case.

    Now all images on my wordpress.com blog is still loading fine, but majority of it is loading from my self hosted server. They will not be available once the hosting shuts down. Its weird that some of the medias are actually converted to suits my wordpress.com blog, with images linking to “xxx.files.wordpress.com”.

    It is the exact same problem as “eviloverlord“. Just wondering what are the follow ups /conclusions to these.

    Hopeful,
    Dudds

    #787178

    raincoaster
    Member

    Just as Macmanx said:

    Can you please send the export file along with details of from where to where you are importing to support@wordpress.com ?

    #787179

    duddits
    Member

    Hello raincoaster,

    I have emailed them with the required info/attachment. Thanks :-)

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