en WordPress.com Forums › Support Problems importing from Posterous Author Posts April 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm #1242820 karanancemdMember I’cant import my blogs from posterous; I followed all the steps and still no luck: “Sorry, there has been an error The file is not an xml file. Please see instructions for downloading and using the Posterous backup file.” The blog I need help with is karanancemd.wordpress.com. April 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm #1242932 timethiefMember Have you read this entry? http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-posterous/ You cannot upoad a zip file. It must be an xml file. Go here http://browserhappy.com and try downloading and using either Firefox 20 or Chrome 26. I tagged this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond. April 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm #1243059 csonnekStaff Hi there! I show in your log files that you’ve been using the WordPress importer, not the Posterous importer. Can you try to upload your XML file again on this page? https://karanancemd.wordpress.com/wp-admin/admin.php?import=posterous-wxr Please note it may take up to an hour for the import to successfully complete. Let me know if you still have trouble and I’ll be happy to take a closer look. April 25, 2013 at 2:11 am #1243066 karanancemdMember I’m using the Posterous importer and my file has exactly the same name as in the “instructions’. I even checked with my IT and he confirmed it is xml file. April 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm #1243095 csonnekStaff I’m not sure why you still are having problems importing this file, but I decided to take your previously uploaded file and import it on my end. The import may take up to an hour to complete and I’ll respond to this thread once it has finished. I hope that helps! April 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm #1243096 csonnekStaff The import has completed. Let me know if you have any questions! April 28, 2013 at 2:00 am #1243121 karanancemdMember Thank you for your help! Author Posts The topic ‘Problems importing from Posterous’ is closed to new replies.