import from wordpress blog to wordpress blog

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  • #12825

    timethief
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    Create an import function for moving blog content from one wordpress blog to another.

    #13219

    markblog
    Member

    Uh…. What are you asking?

    #13221

    timethief
    Member

    Pardon me but I though I submitted this to ideas and that it would be read by the admin folks who also read my feedback. I had a wordpress blog which I acquired in a moment of pique and I gave it an unfortunate name pissoff.wordpress.com. Although it didn’t have much in the way of contents in it when I got a third blog a couple of days later I had to cut and paste all the material from the second blog to the third one. These are the only “import” choices we have that I have cut and pasted below.

    Import
    If you have posts or comments in another system WordPress can import them into your current blog. To get started, choose a system to import from below:

    Movable Type / Typepad Import posts and comments from your Movable Type or Typepad blog from their export file.

    Blogger
    Import posts and comments from a Blogger account.

    #13380

    gamerscircle
    Member

    I did some poking around, but I don’t seem to see the solution. Can I take my WP SQL database or my entries from a WP blog and import them here?

    #13384

    wank
    Member

    You can’t do anything with the database dump, but you can either a) find a plugin that will export your blog in Movable Type format and import that here or b) live on the edge by updating your WP blog to the latest alpha code, export in the new WP format and wait for WP import/export to be implemented here (within the next month or so).

    If you don’t want to hang around and nightly builds are too hardcore for you (they can, after all, break your blog) the former is the better option.

    #13408

    I created a blog on my own domain with wordpress. I understand that, if I want to move that blog to this server, there is no east import/export function yet. Is that correct?

    Mark Robinson
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    #13409

    drmike
    Member

    Current method is to export out via RSS, save it to your local harddrive and then import in via the RSS importer within the downloadable WordPress version. You’ll probably have to do a search and replace on the encoded text within the RSS file though.

    #13418

    camdenlady
    Member

    I’ve just acquired a hosting service, and installed wordpress 2.0 there. I’d like to move my blogs over there, but can’t make the RSS feed take more than the last 10 entries (have tried changing the number of entries in the RSS options, but it doesn’t seem to make any difference).

    Seems I’m a bit stuck! Short of a cut an paste job, does anyone have any ideas?

    This would be a really useful feature!

    #13420

    drmike
    Member

    How we see if we can get the RSS feed issue fixed so you can use it? :)

    Feedback sent.

    #13424

    camdenlady
    Member

    Either way, much appreciated!

    #13425

    camdenlady
    Member

    Have just realised that the link to the feed on the feed stats page is giving me the full feed, so that should work. Many thanks

    #13450

    tg3793
    Member

    To Timethief,

    Yep, that’s one of the very ‘few’ things that I miss about blogger.com. You can simply rename your blog, as many times as you like. But, there are ‘so’ many other features that they are missing out on. That’s why I moved to WordPress. Perhaps you could get a college student to do it for a few bucks an hour :-)

    Tim
    gottlists (<– It’s a gmail account) :-)

    <snip>
    I had a wordpress blog which I acquired in a moment of pique and I gave it an unfortunate name pissoff.wordpress.com. Although it didn’t have much in the way of contents in it when I got a third blog a couple of days later I had to cut and paste all the material from the second blog to the third one.
    <snip>

    #13452

    drmike
    Member

    You can simply rename your blog, as many times as you like

    You can do that here as well. Dashboard -> Options -> Webblog Title. You just cant change the URL of your blog. I don’t remember being able to do that with Blogger either actually.

    #13572

    mutiny
    Member

    Hi, I really hope you guys can help us get out of a minor mess we have got into.
    Our blog ‘the fastest growing blog on WP’ http://mutiny.wordpress.com is trying to move to our own server -> http://www.mutiny.in

    We did the export – import tool but our comments have disappeared :-(

    Are we doing something wrong? Is there a bug in our install WP? Kindly help.

    #13573

    RSS doesn’t handle comments.

    however, the wordpress import tool has been released as a plugin:

    http://www.technosailor.com/wordpress-to-wordpress-import/

    (h/t wank)

    so now you can just use manage > export to create an XML file, upload wordpress.php to your wp-admin/import folder on mutiny.in, and import the XML.

    you’ll want to remove all the entries you previously imported, though.

    #13574

    mutiny
    Member

    Thank you. But do we import anything to mutiny.wordpress.com to generate the WXR file? I don’t think it is possible to uploed anything to wordpress.com
    Are we right?

    #13575

    engtech
    Member

    Thank you. But do we import anything to mutiny.wordpress.com to generate the WXR file? I don’t think it is possible to uploed anything to wordpress.com
    Are we right?

    What’s a WXR file? The suggestions look like they were talking about XML files. WordPress.com has XML import/export functionality, and now there is a plugin for self-hosted WordPress blogs that understands the same XML file format.

    #13576

    Wordpress Xtended RSS. it’s a wordpress-specific type of XML file

    no, you don’t need to upload anything, when you go to your dashboard, click manage > export, and click ‘Download Export File

    in the new blog’s dashboard, click Import > WordPress, and follow the instructions

    #13612

    pandammonium
    Member

    I used the Import/Export facility in the Dashboard to export from pandammonium.wordpress.com and import to pandammonium.org/weblog. I discovered that the comments did *not* get exported (or perhaps imported) at all, so now I have lost all my comments on the new blog (although they’re still there on the old one, as I have not deleted it (yet)).

    Why did this happen, and is there going to be a way of fixing it? I tried importing the comments RSS feed, but that only resulted in importing the latest comments as entries, rather than comments. If it can be fixed, would it be possible to import the comments on their own, so that I wouldn’t have to import the whole blog again? (Would I get multiple copies of posts if I did this?)

    I did look into using Technosailor’s plug-in, but I don’t think that’s going to work on a WordPress.com blog, is it? Because you have to have ftp access to the server so you can put the files in their appropriate positions.

    #13615

    drmike
    Member

    They should be there. Have you looked in the xml file that got exported? I do a couple a day around here.

    You need to use the import portion of Technosailor’s plug-in on your new site. There’s two seperate php files within the download. The exporter is just the same thing that we have here at wp.com. The code is already released in the regular WordPress 2.1 alpha version.

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