“Not Alllowed” to import blog from Old Blogger… help!

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  • #45874

    insidedope
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    I’m psyched about moving my blog to WP. But a couple days ago, I started the import process. It ran normally, but when it would get to 100%, it would simply say “starting over” and begin again at 0%.

    I let it run like this for many, many hours. If I finally stopped the process and went to the import page which lists the old Blogger blogs of mine, it would report my blog as being 28% (transferred I assume).

    I let it run several hours longer, but this number would not change. I imported a couple very short (one page) blogs to see if it would work with them, and these imported perfectly.

    I reset the import process and again made sure I was signed out of Blogger, and signed in at the import page of WP. I started the import process again and let it run for maybe 8 hours.

    I’ve done this mulitiple times now, and it only reports being 28% completed and no content from my old blogger blog appears on my WP blog.

    Finally, on about the fourth or fifth try, I let it run all night long, and when I checked back, there was a simple message in a black bordered box appearing on the page which reports import progress.

    It said something like, “You are not allowed to import.”

    I have not switched to Blogger beta, and to the best of my knowledge, I haven’t been switched by the company either.

    After all this process over a few days, I’m now left with my old Blogger blog stripped off all paragraph formatting which leaves hundreds of posts as nothing but run-on blobs of text with no break. I can’t even repair it by re-editing the posts.

    In desperation, I attempted to switch my blog over to the new beta Blogger version only to be told that I can’t do that yet either, as my blog is too large.

    Could someone please, please help me get my old blogger style blog imported to WP?

    Could someone offer a solution to “fixing” the broken paragraph formatting on my old blog?

    In other words, I need to be either one place or the other with a functioning blog.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.

    Yours,
    Marissa

    #45974

    nitawriter
    Member

    You seem to be having a serious problem…and I think you will have to wait for the wordpress support people. I have a feeling that as it is a holiday, you might have wait.
    However, I think perhaps your blog was not importable as it was too large, but you tried to do it anyway and so it got messed up.

    #45975

    insidedope
    Member

    Thanks Nita,
    That’s one of many possibilities I’ve considered.

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