Importing Tool Can't Read XML File Downloaded From Posterous

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    Importing tool in the wordpress is not importing xml file downloaded from posterous. I have downloaded and extracted the files but I keep getting the message, “Sorry, there has been an error. The file is not an xml file. Please see instructions for downloading and using the Posterous backup file.” while I have checked the extension of the file downloaded is XML file.

    Please help.

    The blog I need help with is


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    Hi there – I see several imports attempts on your site, and there ar many posts already on your site:

    Did the import finally go through or did you need help with a different site? If so, could you provide a link to both the site and the Posterous site, so I can investigate further? Thanks.



    Sorted, thanks. How do I export a particular post which is not included in the wordpress xml file?



    I’m glad you got this sorted out. If Posterous gives you the option to create a XML file limited by date, you could try selecting the date of that particular post. Two other options are:

    – if it’s just a single post, it might be easier to recreate it manually on the WordPress side.
    – in a plain text editor you could try manually editing the XML file to include only the one post. This method may not be reliable, since the export file needs to be in a very particular format to work correctly.

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