Why did my site import with no categories and tags?

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  • #614290

    pureessence
    Member

    Hi,

    I imported my blog from xml yesterday but none of the categories and tags are associated correctly to the posts.

    Could you please help me?

    Thank you!
    Blog url: http://pe20110517.wordpress.com/

    #614412

    dllh
    Staff

    Hi. Can you let me know what blog you exported from? Was it another WordPress.com blog or a self-installed blog? If it’s a self-installed export, I can lend a hand if we can work out a way to transfer the xml file to me. FYI, this is a known issue with our current importer, and we’re hard at work on a fix.

    #614541

    pureessence
    Member

    Hi, it’s from a self installed blog. http://regretless.com/pure sorta works. It used to be http://pure-essence.net before I changed its dns.

    I noticed it’s a known issue and did my research on it. I tried tips from this blog entry http://mansurovs.com/tech/wordpress-does-not-import-categories-and-tags but it didn’t help.

    Here’s my import file: [import file URL remove]

    I appreciate your quick response!

    Thank you!

    #614546

    macmanx
    Staff

    Working with import files on a public forum can get a bit tricky, as we don’t folks to have access to all of your data like that.

    Please contact us again through http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ and choose a private request (if the option in available to you).

    Thanks!

    #614558

    dllh
    Staff

    Can you confirm that it would be acceptable for me to empty http://pe20110517.wordpress.com/ and redo the import? My doing so will cause you to lose all content currently in that blog until I get the content from your xml file reimported, so I want to make sure I have permission to empty the blog before I do so. Thanks.

    #614585

    pureessence
    Member

    Yes you have the permission to empty the blog.

    Thank you!

    For some reason, I thought I was in a private conversation with the support.

    #614589

    dllh
    Staff

    I’ve performed the import for you, and at a glance, it looks like tags and categories are intact. Please take a look, and if you have any further issues, please follow up in a private request (please include a link to this forum thread and feel free to drop my nick into the request so that it gets routed to me). Thanks!

    #614592

    pureessence
    Member

    Thank you so much! You are a life saver!

    #614593

    pureessence
    Member

    I just want to give some kudos to you guys for being so supportive. I’ve decided to purchase the domain mapping and custom css upgrades last night. I hope I found a great long time new home for my blog (it’s been around for 10 years) :)

    Thank you!

    #614594

    Glad to hear it’s working, and welcome!

    #614595

    dllh
    Staff

    Awesome, and welcome to WordPress.com!

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