Importing Attachments from wp.org to wp.com

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  • #363925

    mgglopes
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    I’m migrating my blog from my own domain (wp.org) to the free wordpress.com, but I’m facing a problem with the images. When migrating from wp.com to wp.org, there is the option “import attachments” in the wordpress-file import interface.

    But this is not my case. I’m doing the other way: migrating from wp.org to the free wp.com! And in the wordpress.com interface, the is NOT an “import attachments” checkbox or anything like this (there is only options to map authors).

    So… should I understand that it is not possible to automatic migrate my images from my wp.org to the free wordpress.com??

    Thanks!

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

    #364058

    mgglopes
    Member

    And for not having “import attachments” option, I get a “skipping attachment” message for each single image during the import process.

    The post are OK, but all images point to the previous wp.org blog.

    #364059

    No, images will have to be moved over manually and we do not have FTP access here so when you upload the images here, they will end up with different URL’s which means you will have to edit each post or page that has an image and correct the URL’s. If the images had been hosted on a third-party site such as flickr then there would be no need to change the URL’s or worry about the transfer.

    The only way that you would not have to correct the URL’s is if you left the images on the other site and then they would hotlink from here.

    Sorry, I know that is not what you were looking for in an answer. The same issue occurs when moving from here to a .ORG blog installation. Images have to be manually moved over and then the links in the post and pages need to be corrected.

    #364060

    WordPress/Automattic really needs to come up with something to fix this issue.

    #364403

    dayg
    Member

    I’m currently in the process of moving my blog from wordpress.com to a personally hosted blog.

    I bought the domain upgrade thinking that it should ease up the process of migrating. I was not aware that other problems (such as manually copying the attachments one by one) exist when moving the blog.

    I also hope that this issue gets resolved soon.

    #364404

    dayg
    Member

    It looks like my problem is the opposite, I’m moving from wp.com to a self hosted site.

    The Import Attachments option is there but it does not currently work and I get a 301 moved permanently error.

    The problem is similar to that described here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/229333.

    #364405

    raincoaster
    Member

    When migrating from wp.com to wp.org, there is the option “import attachments” in the wordpress-file import interface.

    #364406

    dayg
    Member

    Thanks raincoaster for the suggestion. It looks like my update post beat you to it by a few seconds. :)

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