Importing to wordpress from blogger beta

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  • #28800

    adyromantika
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    And there I did it again. I didn’t notice my wife’s account was logged on this machine.

    #28804

    paves
    Member

    Drmike’s advice worked great for me. Only problem was I couldn’t get the comments and it was a pain to delete all those posts one by one from daria, since I needed to import the blogs of my friends too. :)

    Here’s the working importer guide I compiled on the thing I learned on this forum. End your blog addres with:

    …/feeds/posts/full?alt=rss&max-results=100&start-index=1

    This gives you the latest 100 posts in an RSS feed. Then you can up the start-index number like so:

    …/feeds/posts/full?alt=rss&max-results=100&start-index=101

    To get the next 100. And so on.

    Then import them to daria.be and then to anywhere you like.

    This guide won’t work on Old Blogger, since I couldn’t get feeds from that, but luckily we have an Old Blogger importer for that.

    #28805

    drmike
    Member

    *chuckle* You could have asked me and I would have deleted your posts. Would have taken me 2 seconds. :)

    That and you can create more blogs on my own system, not just one.

    #28806

    ellenloudon
    Member

    blogger isn’t in beta anymore and I wonder if we will ever be able to move our blogger info to wordpress. I think this will mean I will have to stay with blogger. Everyone on this message board seems to have encountered problems. I wonder if there is any straightforward way of doing the import that that won’t intimidate ‘dummies’ like myself?

    #28807

    timethief
    Member

    Staff have this on their “to do” list and once that has been accomplished the import and export will be easily accomplished as it was with original Blogger (not Blogger Beta) imports. Please be patient.

    #28808

    vilah
    Member

    I’ve been following all the Blogger Beta import threads for a few weeks now and I just wanted to thank the WordPress staff and regulars for *their* patience. I, too, am looking forward to the day that I can import my Blogspot blog to WordPress, but I understand that it will take time, and that it must feel like you are being deluged with posts on the subject. Let us know when you’re ready for us, and good luck until then!

    #28809

    bohsnews
    Member

    Using daria.be worked a treat for me, but only up to a point!
    The daria blog imported almost perfectly. But when I tried to import in turn to my primary blog, wordpress timed out.
    This is probably because I have 900+ posts, but that’s probably not exceptional. I’d say I have about a third transferred.
    My question now is, if I re-import using the same file, will the duplicates just overwrite, or will I end up with a mess?
    And how do we go about getting the timeout setting changed to accommodate large imports?

    #28810

    bohsnews
    Member

    And I’ve since found that the dates are screwed up. Not sure where this happened…

    #28811

    raincoaster
    Member

    Dr Mike should be back online in a couple of hours to answer your questions. He probably hasn’t had his morning coffee yet.

    #28812

    drmike
    Member

    It’s the 900 posts. Biggest amount I’ve ever been able to import in is about 200 at a time.

    If you open up the xml file in a text editor like Notepad, you can edit it. Each post is contained with ‘item’ tags like regular html. Just delete the posts that made it over.

    WordPress shouldn’t be importing dupe posts. Again you can delete them from your xml file. They’re imported in order so it shouldn’t be an issue.

    And you need to point me at an example of the incorrect date please so I can see what is occuring. Both on your old blog and the daria.be one if you could.

    Thanks,
    -drmike

    #28813

    vladibrass
    Member

    Same problem here.

    Same reason why I switched to WordPress.

    bugger

    #28815

    soultrips
    Member

    how long will it take for wordpress to figure out how to import blogger beta posts to wordpress? its annoying.

    #28816

    drmike
    Member

    Maybe they’re waiting for someone to step up to the plate and write the code to do it. Please remember that wordpress.com is based on Open Source software. If you read the trac, most patches and fixes are created by endusers.

    Oh, and no coffee. It’s the end of the month and I’m out of spendable cash. :(

    #28817

    bohsnews
    Member

    Thanks for the response drmike.
    If you look at September, you will see a large number of posts for September 18, almost all of which are misdated. Additionally, I’ve found that many posts have been stripped of their main target link.
    I don’t have the original blog any more, as crispynews unilaterally closed their community sites at short notice. It’s simply gone.
    What I do have is a csv file that appears to have everything intact.
    I’m wondering now if there is any way I can undo the import, and use the csv data.

    #28818

    geckorock
    Member

    I’m in Firefox and have navigated to my blogger feed. I see all of my posts; so far, so good. What is the proper way to save this file as an RSS feed that daria can read?

    #28819

    drmike
    Member

    gecko – You don’t save the file. You input the URL of the feed over at daria.be.

    bohsnews – which blog am I looking at?

    #28820

    geckorock
    Member

    When I click on Manage -> Import -> RSS, I’m presented with a page that asks for a file to upload. Entering the feed URL, it responds that no file was uploaded.

    #28821

    drmike
    Member

    Oops my mistake. It used to be the URL of the feed. Donncha must have changed it on me. :)

    I would just save it to your desktop as a *.xml file.

    If you would rather have me import it, zip up the file and email it to me at theapparatus at gmail dot com or send me the url of the rss feed.

    #28822

    bohsnews
    Member

    ‘bohsnews – which blog am I looking at?’
    http://bohsnews.wordpress.com/
    imported via http://bohsback.daria.be/

    #28823

    geckorock
    Member

    From Firefox, I navigated to my feed:

    geckorock.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/full?alt=rss&max-results=100

    File -> Save Page As

    Filetype: Web Page, XHTML only

    I then used the saved file to import to Daria and followed the remaining instructions outlined earlier in this thread.

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