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  1. XML posterous is not importing. I have followed the guide but it still fails to upload the wordpress export xml file.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Since this topic was originally created, Posterous developers made some changes to the backup tool, and our developers tweaked our importer.

    Please download the latest version of the Posterous backup and try the import again. For your reference, import instructions are here:

    If you run into any issues, please let me know!

  3. Hi Jenia

    I have tried the download and import again, and I still get the same error message.

    Is this still under construction, as I see that you have a main banner still saying that anyone with Posterous issues please follow the instructions?

    Can you help further


  4. It's possible that the issue could by your browser.

    To rule that out, would you please try uploading with a different browser, like Chrome or Firefox?

  5. That didn't work either on Firefox

  6. Import Posterous
    Sorry, there has been an error.

    Could not read the XML file. Please make sure you are uploading a valid .xml or .xml.gz file. For more info, please see our documentation.

  7. Ok, sorry about that!

    If you don't mind, try requesting the export file one more time at the end of the day today or tomorrow morning. The problem seems to be on their end, and I don't think they would have fixed it over the weekend, more than likely they'll have it fixed up today.

    If it's still bad by tomorrow morning, please let us know, there may be something we can poke with a sharp stick.

    Sorry for the trouble!

  8. Hi Macmanx,

    unfortunately them problem still appears.
    I just tried it again.

    Kind regards,


  9. Ok WordPress/Posterous what can we do.

    I have just tried again and it gives me the same error.

    Can anyone fix this soon?

    Thank you

  10. Ok, one more thing to try so we can rule-out any browser-specific issues.

    Would you please try a different browser, like Firefox or Chrome?

  11. Tried it on Firefox and still the same issue

    I downloaded from Safari, but that shouldn't make a difference to the download file?

    Thanks for trying to help

  12. theepictri, I have sent an email to the address on your account. Would you please reply to that with the export file attached so we can investigate?

    danevo, please let me know if a different browser makes any difference for you.

  13. @macmanx: unfortunately not. I used the newest FF and the newest Chrome on Mac and on PC. The export is the problem. German ö, ä, ß, ü etc. are "??".
    The file is exported as UTF-8.
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    is: <title>Unser Weihnachtsgeschenk f??r Maria aus Itomero in Uganda</title>
    Should be:
    <title>Unser Weihnachtsgeschenk für Maria aus Itomero in Uganda</title>

    It looks like a Problem at Posterous.

  14. To be clear. I talk about the export. The xml is wrong after the download from posterous. Is not a import problem.

  15. Yeah, you'll definitely need to contact Posterous about that. If the file itself has the wrong characters, that's what we'll import, because that's all we see.

  16. @macmanx: Do you have a direct contact to posterous?

  17. No, we do not, just the traditional contact support links via

  18. Unfortunately no response on this channel. Same on twitter...

  19. Ok, they're the only ones who can fix this, so hopefully they'll get back to you soon.

  20. Message form Sachin (Posterous):

    We made another fix and should be fixed now. Please go back to:
    And click "Request new backup"

    Founder, CEO

  21. Excellent news!

    Please let us know how that works out for you!

  22. It works...

  23. Wonderful, thanks!

  24. Hi Macmanx

    It worked for me also.

    Do you know if there is a way of importing the different pages, as it has only imported the main blogs. About and different details on other pages are missing?


  25. There are aware of an issue with Pages in some of their export files.

    At this point, you could either copy and paste the content (which I recommend), or wait for them to fix it and try again.

  26. Hello,

    I have problem to download my backup.

    Each time it stopped when I reach 25%.

    It's not a problem of space, since I am doing it on a hard disk...

    Is anyone who could help with that? I'm using firefox.

    Many thanks

  27. Make sure that you're uploading just the WordPress .xml file, not the entire Posterous .zip backup.

  28. Thank you maxmanx for your prompt answer.

    Just to be sure that you understood me well.

    I can't download the famous posterous zip file. The downloading freezes at 25% each time.

  29. Oh, you'll need to get in touch with Posterous about that. The downloading and exporting is their end of the chain. We handle the uploading and importing.

  30. I have tried too.

    I hope they will answer...

    This blog contents the 3 first years of the life of my son.

    Thank you for your help

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