Posterous Import Problem

  • Author
    Posts
  • #1204091

    Hello, I am trying to import from Posterous. I have downloaded from Posterous and I have a .xml file but when I upload it I get the following error:
    ” Sorry, ther has been an error
    The file is not an xml file. Please see instructions for downloading and using the Posterous backup file.”

    I’m following the instructions and I’ve re-downloaded the file 3 times and it doesn’t work.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Sara

    The blog I need help with is stumblingtowardmotherhood.wordpress.com.

    #1204262

    timethief
    Member

    You cannot upload a .zip file. It must be an xml file.
    reference link > http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-posterous/

    I tagged this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1204268

    Thanks but it’s not a zip file. It’s a .xml file. Its looks exactly as it is supposed to based on the instructions:
    wordpress_export_1.xml

    #1204270

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for confirming that. Please be patient while waiting for Staff to assist.

    #1204275

    roxstyle
    Member

    i am having problems with the same situation. i have the wordpress_export_1.html file from within the unzipped folder from the posterous export.

    i also tried to import into my wordpress site using wordpress importer tool. i get the following error for each blog post on posterous…

    Warning: checkdate() expects parameter 1 to be long, string given in /nfs/c01/h13/mnt/14254/domains/roxstyle.com/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3859
    Failed to import Post “Name of Post”

    i added the posterous import plugin, and tried that and it just hangs.

    #1204279

    macmanx
    Staff

    sarareichling, I have reset your importer. Please feel free to try again and let us know how it goes.

    roxstyle, that’s not a WordPress.com blog. You’ll need to ask for help with importing a self-hosted WordPress.org blog at http://wordpress.org/support/

    #1204286

    roxstyle
    Member

    thank you macmanx

    #1204290

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1204402

    Thanks I will try it again.

    #1204440

    Hey MacManx,
    I’m still not able to import from posterous. I know that I need to upgrade my operating system. Do you think that could be the problem?
    Thanks

    #1204441

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have sent an email to the address on your account.

    Please reply with your import file attached when you can, and we’ll continue via email.

The topic ‘Posterous Import Problem’ is closed to new replies.