Moving from WordPress.com to Local Installation

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  • #1328

    ubuntu
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    #1329

    itsme
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    and you should save it as .xml file rather than .rss which IMHO is not a valid file extension!! :)

    #1330

    Hi,

    I have a problem that I believe is related to this topic…

    I had a free WordPress blog account (alwayslookaround.wordpress.com) that I never really used. I then installed a verson of WordPress on my personal website (words.alwayslookaround.com). I’ve been using it without problem, until today. In the WordPress version installed on my personal website, under the “Options” tab, under “General”, I changed the “WordPress address” value from “http://words.alwayslookaround.com” to “http://alwayslookaround.wordpress.com”. I didn’t realize it would change my website version to reference the WordPress hosted version. I immediately tried to change it back, but I get an error message that says “Sorry, you need to enable sending referrers for this feature to work.”. I believe the setting I am trying to change on my website version is actually being submited to the WordPress hosted verion, hence the error. How do I fix this issue? Please help!!! I’ve been trying for 2 hours, and I can’t figure out how to di it.

    Many thanks in advance for any help.

    -Mike

    #1331

    Please ignore my last comment under this post – I have created a new post for my issue: http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=809

    #1332

    blueutah
    Member

    Moving your WordPress Comments to a New Site

    I just figured this out for a friend.

    Some templates don’t have an RSS feed. Just switch your theme temporarily to Regulus 2

    ( Presentation>Themes) . That template has it as a menu option on the right side bar. But I also think it installs the files needed to use the straight links I describe below.

    So for example. I just moved all the posts from:
    http://blueutah.wordpress.com/ to http://www.utahblue.info/

    In your adminstration panel of the source blog:
    Option>Reading – Set Syndication Feeds to as many posts you want to dump. You can choose full text or summary.

    Load your feed page http://blueutah.wordpress.com/feed/
    At least in Mozilla, a new page comes up that starts with it comes up in a browser window. The first two lines of the page are:
    <!– generator=”wordpress/MU” –>
    − <rss version=”2.0″>

    Save that page. File>Save As…Choose File type “WebPage MXL”

    If the page doesn’t appear, change the theme as explained above to one that does have an RSS feature like Regulus 2

    Now. Go to your new hosted website
    In my case To http://www.utahblue.info/

    Go into your admin panel http://www.utahblue.info/wp-admin/

    Do Import – and click Import from RSS Feeds. You should get something like: (it may take awhile)

    · Importing post…Done !
    · Importing post…Done !
    · Importing post…Post already imported
    · Importing post…Post already imported

    You can also import comments by doing the same routine
    Load your feed page http://blueutah.wordpress.com/comments/feed/

    But when you import it from Options-Reading Options as I explained above, it imports them as posts.

    The following does another dump. I’m not sure what that’s for.
    http://blueutah.wordpress.com/feed/rss/

    Compliments of cliff at http://www.OneUtah.org

    #1333

    markgilmour
    Member

    Hi there, I have tried this method of importing posts but I get the message

    “The uploaded file could not be moved to “

    Anybody help?

    Mark

    #1335

    I want to move my wordpress blog to typepad, so that I can upload much bigger files.

    Anyone know how I can do this quickly and easily? Where Typepad offers ‘export’ options, WordPress doesn’t appear to.

    WordPress is surprisingly basic and has disapppointed me time and again which is why I’m moving.

    #1341

    itsme
    Member

    @blueutah:

    I just figured this out for a friend.

    Some templates don’t have an RSS feed. Just switch your theme temporarily to Regulus 2

    a big mis-conception on your part. some templates don’t have a link to an RSS feed, that I can accept, but not have RSS feed is just absurd!! RSS Feeds are made available by WordPress & not any template, so there is no role of template here!! also, your feed URL remains same, just append “feed/” to your blog URL, like mine is “http://itsme.wordpress.com/” & it becomes “http://itsme.wordpress.com/feed/“. whatever template I have on my blog, this feed URL will work!! :)

    The following does another dump. I’m not sure what that’s for.
    http://blueutah.wordpress.com/feed/rss/

    Its for RSS 0.92 feeds. the earlier url with just “feed” at the end of it outputs RSS2 feeds.

    @iloveprinting

    WordPress is surprisingly basic and has disapppointed me time and again which is why I’m moving.

    I guess you’ll be paying for your Typepad blog, right? So why not get some server-space & a domain of yours with a webhost & host your own WordPress blog which is downloadable from WordPress.org. You’ll get a lot more features in there, more than those available at WordPress.com & Typepad!! If you don’t know of any webhosts, you can ask around in the forums etc. or look up at the ones mentioned on WordPress Hosting. Out of those mentioned, Dreamhost is offering a lot of space & bandwidth for very cheap, if you want to host bigger files!! :)

    #1352

    markus
    Member

    I understand, that the WP-team doesn’t like to make the export very easy. But what about an import-feature for WP blogs?

    That’s what I mean: You did a good job importing e.g. the blogger-posts, and because you know how WP works it should be easy to make this working for WP, too.
    So: if somebody want’s move from WP.com to his own WP blog – he can do so – and if somebody wants the opposite – that’s not a problem, either.

    But: if sb wants to move from WP.com to XYZ.com – He still has the same problem, he had before.

    just an idea.

    #1356

    bdsays
    Member

    For me, importing posts worked fine, using the RSS importer. And the categories were preserved as well.

    For comments I used this import script. The weird thing is that, although comments got imported, the comment count still shows zero.

    I’m posting the links for you to see
    http://bdsays.wordpress.com
    http://bdsays.com/blog/

    all the post in the hosted blog show zero comments even though they have comments in them. Weird eh?

    #1357

    xlinx
    Member

    What is wrong with import posts…

    …”The uploaded file could not be moved to “?

    Please hepl…thanks

    #1359

    markgilmour
    Member

    I got this error message when I tried to upload from a RSS feed. You need to change the directory permission to write for that folder. I think chmod 767 should work.

    Mark

    #1364

    xlinx
    Member

    Greate!..it is working thanks

    #1374

    tewalkerjr
    Member

    I’m running into exactly the same problem that xlinx was last month. I’d love to use markgilmour’s advice . . . but I’m code-unsavvy enough that I don’t know what “I think chmod 767 should work” equates to. Any step-by-step help would be appreciated.

    #1375

    drmike
    Member

    tewalkerjr, for something like that, you need to contact your webspace provider. Without know what they are running, there’s no real way to assist you.

    #1376

    matt
    Staff

    This thread has gotten pretty confusing, going to close it. A new one can start if needed.

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