Import Images, attachments wordpress.com

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  • #606243

    Hi,

    I want to Import data from a wordpress.org site.
    Are pictures and attachments imported, too? Because in wpadmin on wordpress.com it’s telling me:
    “Import WordPress
    Howdy! Upload your WordPress eXtended RSS (WXR) file and we’ll import the posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags into this site.”

    So no attachments? It’s written their, that attachments are imported from lots of other platform, so the only conclusion I can see is that, attachments won’t work. Is this conclusion correct?
    What about pictures?
    Please add pictures in the description in:
    https://YOURBLOG.wordpress.com/wp-admin/import.php

    Thx Frank

    The blog I need help with is ebiz-tcf.eu.

    #606390

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    The media attachments are a part of the import process if you wish them to be. However, I would read some of the recent discussions on importing to WordPress.com as there does seem to be issues with importing.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/import

    #606733

    dllh
    Staff

    If you attempt to import attachments and it fails, please open a support ticket by filling out the form here, include a link to this forum thread, and ask that the ticket be put to my attention. I’m working on the importer, and it’s possible that I could use your export file to improve matters. Thanks.

    #606734

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @dllh-when I transferred one of my wordpress.com blogs to another wordpress.com address I have at the beginning of April, I encountered all kinds of problems. At the time I was in contact with Paolo. I also wrote up a transfer log (now a private page) which can be found on agallerydemo.

    Also, if you click on the import tag in the list on the right, you’ll find more recent discussions of people with similar problems.

    #606759

    dllh
    Staff

    @justjennifer I’m actually very familiar with your (very helpful) export file. I don’t believe all the issues are resolved, but I think we’ve made strides, and I’ll keep testing yours as I continue work on the importer. Thanks for speaking up.

    #606795

    timethief
    Member

    @dllh
    March 9th TSP (thescredpath) exported and imported content from my self hosted wordpress.org install which was being domain mapped back to wordpress.com.
    domain http://thistimethisspace.com
    root blog http://onekoolblog.wordpress.com

    I had duplicated images, duplicated categories, image links that did not redirect correctly, etc. At present I have no search access in my Media Library to around 900 – 1000 images that were uploaded into the self hosted install. The images are all there in the Media Library but all the links to them in the posts are all broken. Typing in the URL for the image produces zero search results. Typing in the image titles, ALT tag and descriptions produces zero results.

    If you have a fix for this then I sure would like to fix it because it has been driving me crazy for months now.

    #606796

    dllh
    Staff

    Thanks, timethief. Can you make a private ticket to my attention (point to this thread if you would) so that we can get the export file transferred to me for testing? I’ve got a bit of a backlog of imports I’m testing and would be glad to add yours to the heap.

    #606797

    timethief
    Member

    Done and thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

    #606798

    timethief
    Member

    @dllh
    I have good news. I have now determined what has caused this. The images in the Media Library start with this date > 2009/04/06 and that’s when the domain mapping was started form onekooblog.wordpress.com. Previous to that the domain was being mapped from thistimethisspace.wordpress.com but I deleted that blog, so that’s what happened re: the images. Please close my support ticket as I do not need help. .

    #606799

    dllh
    Staff

    Cool, thanks for the update.

    #606803

    I’ve just tried an export/import and have identified a MAJOR problem (sorry if this has already been addressed).

    If a post contains a picture gallery, the media is exported but when subsequently imported it is not marked as being attached to the post. (It is attached to “no title” instead). This seems to result in the media being duplicated many times.

    In short, if you have galleries, don’t bother to export/import until this bug has been fixed.

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