Problems with exporting images

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  • #748647

    willcookson
    Member

    I am trying to move one of my blogs onto a wordpress.org blog. I am having problems with the images. I can create an XML file and read it into my blog. I tick the link to bring in the photos. I go onto the new blog and all the pictures are still pointing to the wordpress.com blog.

    I have tried to use the Search and replace plugin but as the pictures aren’t on the new blog this doesn’t work. I found an “obscure” blog that suggested i replace the links before uploading. I tried this and this didn’t work.

    Any idea why I can’t upload my pictures onto the new blog??

    Many thanks

    Will

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

    #748794

    airodyssey
    Member

    Hi. Have you tried asking at the WordPress.org forum instead?
    http://wordpress.org/support/

    #748887

    timethief
    Member

    @willcookson
    I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

    #748899

    willcookson
    Member

    Thanks timethief.

    airodyssey, I’m asking everywhere! No-one seems to know!!

    #748902

    willcookson
    Member

    Just one quick thought. I know it ought not to make a difference but does the suffix of the web name make a difference. In other words does the wordpress move care that I have a .co.uk suffix and not a .org or .com?

    #748911

    The suffix wouldn’t matter. Can you let us know the URL of:

    – The new WordPress.org site you’re setting up
    – The old WordPress.com site you’re exporting out of

    Thanks.

    #748913

    willcookson
    Member

    Andrew,

    Thanks for coming back to me

    The old blog is willcookson.wordpress.com

    The new one is willcookson.org.uk

    You will see all the Featured Images missing, and most pictures link back to the wordpress.com site. The first few posts that you see on the new blog have images uploaded by me (and there is a wildlife safari gallery that I did as well to check other stuff). But if you scroll down you will come across the blank ones or where the photo links back and hasn’t been uploaded onto the new blog.

    Thanks for any help

    Best wishes

    Will

    #748950

    willcookson
    Member

    Any news or help that you can offer??

    Cheers

    #748952

    timethief
    Member

    @willcookson
    I have flagged this thread for Staff attention so you can get some assistance from Staff.

    #748956

    I do see that some of the images are still referencing the URLs off of WordPress.com. I can help track down why this is but I’ll need a few details first.

    What version of WordPress are you running on the self-hosted site? Is the importer plugin that you’re using fully up to date? Do you have any other plugins running on the site right now?

    That will help me set up something similar on my side to see what’s going wrong with the export file we’re generating. Thanks!

    #748957

    willcookson
    Member

    Hi Andrew,

    I have the latest wordpress software 3.2.1
    The importer is WordPress importer 0.5

    Other plugins activated are:

    Akismet
    All in one SEO pack
    Awesome FLickr Gallery
    Broken Link checker
    Nextgen Gallery
    W3 Total Cache
    SP Slimstat
    Yet Another Related Post plugin

    Not all of these were plugged in when I installed them but all are currently activated.

    Happy to deactivate or help, let me know

    Many thanks

    Will

    #748963

    willcookson
    Member

    Hi Andrew,

    Any ideas as to solve the problem?

    Many thanks

    Will

    #748964

    willcookson
    Member

    Hi Andrew,

    Any news?

    Many thanks

    Will

    #748965

    Howdy, I’m going to follow up through a private ticket here. I’ve tried this with your export file but haven’t been able to find anything that would be preventing the images from working.

    There may some details with your hosting setup and configuration that will be easier to narrow down through a private thread. Thanks for your patience.

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