Importing to wordpress from blogger beta

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  • #28117

    Has anyone else had trouble doing this? It won’t let me import from my beta blogger to here and I really want to!

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    #28506

    drmike
    Member

    Are you getting some type of error or…

    #28507

    i need to log in with my blogger account but its telling me that i’ve logged in incorrectly, but i havent.

    i’m presuming its all down to beta blogger being just that, beta, but i wanted to make sure

    #28512

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’m hearing some nasty things about Blogger beta. Hopefully it will get straightened out on their end soon.

    #28667

    rinceoir
    Member

    Same problem here. It’s a major pain in the ass.

    Beta has way too many problems to have been released in my view. Can’t comment on non-Beta blogs for a start. Addling Links has been totally screwed up.

    I’ll stop before I go on my rant now…

    #28696

    spotmenow
    Member

    I also cannot import posts from Blogger beta. The message I get in WordPress after submitting my blogger beta credentials is:

    “Login failed. Please re-enter your username and password.”

    This seems similar to flickr’s problem:
    http://flickr.com/forums/help/26246/?search=blogger

    I looks like blogger beta uses a different technology of some sort then the old blogger:
    http://knownissues.blogspot.com/search/label/3rd%20party

    What are the chances that this could be updated in WordPress?

    #28699

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t believe that any volunteer on the support forum will be able to answer this question for you. The folks in sysadmin do scan these threads and provided no one tacks on any non information after I post this then they will see this and respond directly to you.

    sysadmin attention required on this thread please.

    #28703

    ropera
    Member

    The reason I switched to WordPress is all the problems I’ve encountered with Blogger beta, and yes, it was impossible to move my old blog here, it does not recognize my username and password as someone mentioned above.

    #28708

    the blogger import tool was (re?)written by andy before blogger beta existed. considering how big the structural changes are in blogger beta, i’m guessing that a new tool will have to be written from the ground up.
    i don’t know if google has even updated their API yet, so it might be a while.

    #28712

    thanks guys. It’s such a shame, i really dont want to lose all my comments and posts and stuff. I hope it can get sorted.

    I was going to start another blogger blog, but with all the problems i decided against it. I’m loving wordpress tho, its so much better

    #28713

    timethief
    Member

    I copied and pasted 48 files from another blog at Blogger. It was tedious but it did the job. Consider how many posts are you talking about [rhetorical question]. As there isn’t going to be an overnight fix then you could consider doing this.

    #28714

    iago68
    Member

    I’ve had a similar problem. I’m copying and pasting as well (177 posts!). I just figured I’d lose the comments. I find that my blogger password doesn’t work anymore and instead have to use my gmail email to log in. If you’re already doing that and getting an error messege, I suspect that the login for Blogger beta is now case sensitive.

    I would research it further but I just want to get the heck out of there and focus my attention on WordPress.

    Good luck…

    #28727

    spotmenow
    Member

    For those who are interested, here is how the new blogger beta handles authentication from 3rd parties:
    http://code.google.com/apis/accounts/AuthForWebApps.html

    #28731

    authentication is a long way from retrieving posts. i would assume that they plan on getting there eventually. but we’ll have to wait and see.

    and yes, i’ve done the copying posts by hand thing twice. not fun, but definately do-able. (140-ish posts at the time)

    #28740

    splatto
    Member

    *sigh*
    fine. If you guys copied 170ish posts and comments, I suppose I can copy 170ish posts and comments.

    Damn that sucks

    #28741

    timethief
    Member

    Yeah it really does suck and believe me I feel for you. :(

    #28743

    drmike
    Member

    How to cheat:

    – Drop by daria.be and create an account there.

    – Go back to your Blogger beta site and bump up your RSS feed to a number greater that the number of posts that you have on your Blogger site.

    – Go back to daria.be, signin and Dashboard -> Manage -> Import -> RSS.

    – Import your blog via RSS.

    – Go back though and double check your posts at daria.be to see if anything looks weird.

    – At daria.be export out a WordPress packet at Dashboard -> Manage -> Export. Save file to the desktop.

    – Import that to your wp.com site.

    – Drop me a note at support ( at ) daria ( dot ) be if you would and I’ll go ahead and delete your account there. (unless you want it of course)

    Hope this helps. Don’t know if it would work. Haven’t seen anyone try it yet.
    -drmike

    #28751

    spotmenow
    Member

    Thanks drmike. I’ll give it a try when I’ve got some time.

    #28757

    evansagge
    Member

    I’ve confirmed this. It’s working. Thanks drmike.

    #28758

    kenshi89
    Member

    – Go back to your Blogger beta site and bump up your RSS feed to a number greater that the number of posts that you have on your Blogger site.

    How do i bump up my RSS feed? i only seem to be able to upload 26 posts from my blog’s rss. Any ideas?

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