Importing from movable type .txt file not working

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  • #1185978

    dtalamelli
    Member

    I have imported data from movable type txt file but after the import the imported blog posts are not showing up anywhere??

    I have imported the data and I get an email that says it was succesful but I can’t see the imported blog posts anywhere – the file is 1 MB in size.

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

    #1186201

    timethief
    Member

    Not to worry. Staff will assist and I tagged this thread for their attention. Please subscribe to it so your are notified when they respond.

    #1186205

    macmanx
    Staff

    Was the file actually generated by a Movable Type blog, or another service with a Movable Type-compatible export?

    #1186207

    dtalamelli
    Member

    It was another service with a movable type compatible export.

    This is the option below that I had from the blog page:

    Export all of your entries and comments in the Moveable Type Import Format or the Atom Syndication Format. The Moveable Type Import Format can also be used with WordPress. You may optionally define a new base URL for all of your referenced resource files.

    Base Resource URL (optional):
    Format: Moveable Type Import
    Moveable Type Import (replace line breaks with spaces)
    Atom Syndication

    #1186210

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, the format of the file seems a bit different from the standard Movable Type format. Do they have any other options which match the other imports listed at Tools -> Import in your WordPress.com blog’s Dashboard?

    #1186211

    dtalamelli
    Member

    I have saved a copy of both Moveable Type Import formats, both save as .txt files. on my hardvrive

    #1186212

    dtalamelli
    Member

    no there only these 3 options available

    #1186213

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, what service is giving you the export file?

    #1186214

    dtalamelli
    Member

    I am not sure, I think this below as this is at the bottom of my blog: Powered by Apache Roller Weblogger Version BLOGS401ORA4

    #1186215

    macmanx
    Staff

    What is the URL of the website you’re importing?

    #1186216

    dtalamelli
    Member

    blogs.oracle.com/jobsatoracle

    #1186218

    dtalamelli
    Member

    I have also saved it is an atom syndication .xml file, I am not sure if I can do anything with that

    #1186223

    dtalamelli
    Member

    Do you have any suggestions or ideas at all??

    #1186237

    dtalamelli
    Member

    should I save the file as a different format maybe? If so can you advise?

    #1186296

    macmanx
    Staff

    Sorry for the delay, we’re looking into this!

    #1186299

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, the import appears to have been a success this time.

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance!

    #1186300

    dtalamelli
    Member

    all fixed, thanks for your help

    #1186301

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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