Importing from blogger

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  • #1647

    mithin
    Member

    I have been trying to find out how to import posts from blogger but in vain. Can someone please help me in importing from blogger.

    Thanks a lot

    #1749

    andy
    Member

    The Blogger importer is going to be extremely easy to use and 100% reliable when we make it available. Until then, keep blogging new stuff!

    #1763

    aidje
    Member

    Any idea how long it will be until the Blogger importer is available? That’s great that it will be easy to use and reliable, but I feel like I need to stay on Blogger until I can do a full migration. As you can guess, I’m quite eager for the importer to be available so I can make the move.

    #1844

    I use(d) ModBlog and i can back it up in either text or ModBlog XML…will either of those be supported…once i can import my old posts from ModBlog, i might actually be able to start using my wordpress blog.

    #1914

    drmike
    Member

    I’m just manually adding them from the old blog and then editing the dates. Do a dozen a day or so. :)

    -drmike

    #2067

    aidje
    Member

    What about comments?

    #2068

    donncha
    Staff

    The Blogger importer is now active – look for the “Import” menu item in your blog backend!

    #2069

    monopod
    Member

    I’m a really new WordPress.com user – just signed up yesterday! I had my techie other half looking at mtsend.py yesterday but have today noticed that you have activated the import function – hurrah!

    Only problem is that my comments don’t seem to have been imported together with my posts, and the import tool suggests that should have happened. Can anyone help?

    My original blog was not a Movable Type one but provided a function whereby you could export to MT, which is what I did – resulting output was saved to a text file and uploaded to my wordpress.com blog.

    If anyone can offer any advice I’d be most grateful. Thanks!

    #2070

    stone
    Member

    till now, i haven’t heard of any way to import comments with posts except by importing the database…

    #2072

    monopod
    Member

    Is that currently possible at all with wordpress.com? Or in the pipeline? If not necessarily through wordpress.com itself then via some other method?

    #2074

    drmike
    Member

    Is that currently possible at all with wordpress.com? Or in the pipeline? If not necessarily through wordpress.com itself then via some other method?

    Looks like that’s a yes. I haven’t tried it as I do not have a blog within the blogger system so I can’t tell you how it works though.

    #2075

    monopod
    Member

    Cheers drmike for pointing me in the direction of that article – will follow up :)

    #2077

    cyanee
    Member

    great job with importer!!!…..oh well but for some of us with Haloscan comments….is there a way to import them as well?!?!?

    #2079

    monopod
    Member

    Hmmm – drmike, have had a look at that article now and it doesn’t actually answer the question (all it suggests is that the comments should have been imported, except they haven’t been). I wonder if an administrator could help me out?

    Just to reiterate: my original blog isn’t a Movable Type one but provided a function whereby you could export to MT, which is what I did – resulting output was saved to a text file and uploaded to wordpress.com. Posts have come out fine (apart from some missing images which I’ll have to investigate), but my comments are all missing. I don’t know if it’s got something to do with the face that the original blog wasn’t in MT.

    I do apologise if I’m being dense, but would appreciate your patience!

    #2080

    wank
    Member

    There have been some issues with comments and the MT importer in WordPress 2.0, so it’s possible that these may also afflict the version of WordPress MU used here. Your best bet is to contact the admins direct through the ‘feedback’ link on the dashboard.

    #2081

    monopod
    Member

    wank, thanks for that :) I’ve contacted the admins via the feedback link and will keep my fingers crossed :)

    #2084

    andy
    Member

    monopod, it may be that your old blog software didn’t put the comments into the text file. It would be awefully hard for WP to guess them ;-) Take a look in the text file and see if there are any comments in there.

    #2085

    matt
    Staff

    The bug that wank linked does not affect WP.com.

    #2086

    akjk
    Member

    Could someone please help me out?
    i tried to import my Blogger blog.
    But it prompted an error in template edit (the last step):

    “Couldn’t resolve host ‘-ooo-.blogspot.com’Your Blogger blog did not take the new template or did not respond.”

    All original posts written in Traditional Chinese (Big5) became garbage!
    And no post moved into WordPress…

    Thanks.

    #2087

    monopod
    Member

    Hi andy, thanks for responding :) Nope, there are definitely comments in the text file! So that’s not it… any other ideas?

    Thank you :)

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