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  1. I have imported from Typepad and Blogger, yet nothing is showing up as a result of the import. I received an email stating the import completed successfully, but nothing is showing up. Is there a delay? Any ideas why nothing is showing up? This particular blog should have 446 posts and 373 comments. Thanks in advance for your help.

    The blog I need help with is

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  3. More than likely, the two importers conflicted.

    Try just importing one at a time. Import one, and don't start the other until the first has completed.

  4. Thanks.

  5. @macmanx - that's what I did.

  6. Ok, please try just the Blogger import this time. Use the Blogger Export File method, not the direct importer.

  7. @macmanx - thanks so much for your help, but that is what I did. ;-) Just to make sure, I just tried it on a second blog. Still nothing shows up. Any other ideas?

  8. Hm, very strange. Perhaps try the direct importer instead?

  9. @macmanx - unfortunately that will not work. The blog originated in Typepad. We have an export (TXT) that was supplied to us by our client. Since that import failed in WordPress, we then converted the Typepad export (TXT) to Blogger (XML) using the tool located here. We then tried to import that to WordPress (using the Blogger export file method) and we get the following message:

    "Your file has been successfully uploaded. We will begin processing your import right away."

    I am not sure how long we should wait for something to show up, but with such a small number of posts/comments, it doesn't seem that it should take very long to me. Perhaps I'm wrong. Thoughts?

  10. Ok, is the Typepad file that you tried to import the original unaltered Typepad file?

  11. @macmanx - yes, according to the client. They are pretty tech savvy, so I don't really have any concerns there.

  12. Your import is processing again from the TypePad file. You should receive an email within the next 24 hours when it's done.

  13. @macmanx - I just received an email stating it was completed successfully. Upon visiting the blog, I see the 446 posts and 355 comments. According to Typepad stats, there should be 373 comments. Not a huge issue though. Thanks so much for the help!

    Now, since we know there is a problem with the Import when we initiate it, can you perform the same steps for the other three blogs?

    They are:


    Thanks! I really appreciate the quick responses!

  14. Oh yeah, here are the stats for each...

    Roisum: 902 posts/517 comments
    Bishop: 446 posts/373 comments
    Cohen: 86 posts/291 comments
    Mount: 45 posts/48 comments

  15. Their imports were initiated less than an hour ago and it can sometimes take up to 24 hours to complete.

    Have you received any completion emails yet?

  16. @macmanx - Yes, I received successful completion emails for each of them. Something must be wrong with the import tools for end users. I am assuming you re initiated the import for manually rather than through the interface I use. Whatever you did, it worked - whereas it did not work for me. ;-)

  17. Actually, I used the same interface. I just uploaded the file at Tools -> Import -> TypePad.

    Maybe it's browser-specific. Would you please try a different browser, like Chrome?

  18. @macmanx - I have been using Firefox 19.0.2, but I just tried re-initiating an import using Chrome (Version 26.0.1410.43 m) and the results were the same. Less than 5 seconds from the time I initiated the import, I received an email stating the import was completed successfully. So, I am not sure what you are doing that is special, but it works for you and not for me! LOL! ;-)

    Can you please re-import for these three blogs?

    • Thanks!

  19. Your imports are processing again from the TypePad files. You should receive emails within the next 24 hours when they're done.

  20. @macmanx - you have the magic touch brother! I just wish I could get it to work without your help! LOL!

    Hopefully the export process will go much smoother! ;-)

    Cohen is now showing 86 posts and 256 comments.
    Mount is now showing 45 posts and 46 comments.
    Roisum is now showing 902 posts and 511 comments.

    There are a few missing comments on all blogs, but I'll take it! ;-)

    Thanks again for your help!!!

  21. You're welcome!

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