migrating from KNOL

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  • #851160

    stefjourdan
    Member

    I think, there are all dead in the Knol department, but maybe there are some walking deads ?

    Macmanx, what do you think about my idea of having a tool to import .mht ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    #851161

    macmanx
    Staff

    We have some direct connections. If we can’t get this figured out through them, we’ll see what we can do about those export files, but I can’t make any promises yet.

    #851162

    stefjourdan
    Member

    sure, I was not asking for ‘promises’

    I was just insisting on this file format, which very few people happen to know, and it’s a pity because it’s very smart

    (this situation probably comes from everybody fleeing IE ???)

    anyway, it would be good to have a working tool of some sort : yesterday, I was transferring by hand one of my knols, it takes a long long time because of the images, you have to save them in your computer, and them to upload them in WPress, and each time you want to set the caption, WordPress makes the browser (I have tried Chrome and Coolnovo aswell) CRASH !

    so yesterday, my browser crashed like 7 times

    have a good day

    S. JOURDAN

    #851163

    macmanx
    Staff

    Regarding the caption, are you setting it before or after you insert the image into the post?

    Images can be edited and the caption added after inserting, so you might want to try that if you’re just adding the caption before inserting.

    #851164

    stefjourdan
    Member

    as you may know, you can’t put the caption when you upload the pic, because the field is a “description” (in french in fact, in english not sure)and will not appear (I was putting my text in it a lot of time before discovering it was not a place for the caption)

    then the image appears in the page, you edit it a second time and now you can see the “caption” (in french : légende) and fill it

    it is when doing this second action that the thing usually crashes, a variant is that the caption will not appear, even if you fill it again and again

    #851171

    macmanx
    Staff

    There are two ways to add a caption:

    1. Before the first insert, right after uploading: http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/#upload-images-from-your-computer

    2. By editing the image in the post or Media Library after inserting: http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-settings/

    Which one are you doing?

    #851172

    stefjourdan
    Member

    thanks, I know the two ways :

    in the first menu, it never worked for me, probably I was filling “description” instead of “default caption” ?

    usually, the second manner works, but very often, it crashes my browser, and also sometimes, the caption will not appear, even if I retry and retry

    #851173

    stefjourdan
    Member

    OK, when filling “default caption” it works, thanks, but the presence of this “description” field is confusing.

    #851175

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ah, that’s definitely a problem. We’ll take care of that too.

    #851176

    stefjourdan
    Member

    Very good, I like the way you handle feedback, it changes me a lot from Google, Knol was a real feedback nightmare

    #851183

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    We should hopefully be hearing back from Google soon. Worse-case scenario, we can manually import from your export file, but the redirect (your Knol to your WordPress.com blog) will need to be done on Google’s end.

    #851186

    stefjourdan
    Member

    Hi, it’s not a worst case scenario, it would be very good ! doing the redirect manualy is fine ! The boring part is to transfert the pictures, and the vidéos one by one!

    Thanks for your time

    #851189

    macmanx
    Staff

    Just in case Google can’t help us, I’m going to send an email to the email address on your account. Once you receive it, would you please reply with your export files attached?

    #851190

    stefjourdan
    Member

    the main export file is something like 40 MB

    #851191

    macmanx
    Staff

    We should be able to receive it. If not, can you upload it somewhere like Dropbox?

    #851192

    macmanx
    Staff

    If you do upload it elsewhere, reply to the email as that will be private.

    #851193

    stefjourdan
    Member

    no, the upload limit in gmail is 25 MB, sorry

    yes I will Dropbox it this evening, sorry I’m leaving for work

    have you received the small one ?

    thanks a lot

    #851194

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yep, I have the small one. Feel free to send the other one via Dropbox, Usendit, etc when you can.

    #851198

    macmanx
    Staff

    I just wanted to let you know that we have heard back from Google, and they are moving the request to a different department now that they know what the issue is.

    So, at least there is some movement.

    #851199

    stefjourdan
    Member

    Hi J. thanks for this following; Oh, they have different departments, walking deads, zombies, vampires ?

    What I plan to do now is to create a number of pages, with just the title of my ex-knols in WordPress, and set the redirections, I will fill them one by one later, when I have time.

    Do you think I can create those “empty” pages with no trouble ?

    regards

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