Xanga to WordPress.com Import: Image Issues

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  • #1324884

    tessfull2
    Member

    Also interested in this…. Working on trying to import now. How long did it take for your .xml file to upload to wordpress?

    #1324885

    tessfull2
    Member

    How did you import all your images?

    #1324886

    tessfull2
    Member

    Woot! Got all the files imported. :-) Thank you WordPress and if we figure out this image thing it would be great. I know xanga users that are switching over would love ya forever.

    #1324887

    jackiedana
    Member

    @dappledthingsphotography and @tessfull2,

    I just wanted to pop in to let you know that we’re still looking into this, but we don’t have a solution yet. I’m glad to hear imports are working otherwise.

    When I know more, I’ll let you know.

    #1324888

    Thanks for keeping us posted, jackiedana! :)

    #1324894

    Oh wow…I’m so glad WordPress is on to this. I have the same concerns myself, having just successfully imported the Xanga XML file successfully into WordPress.

    Fingers and toes crossed that WorkPress can find a way to point the images in each post back to the images on the WordPress server and not the Xanga servers…I would hate to have to go through my 1000+ images and assign them back into the right posts.

    #1324895

    jackiedana
    Member

    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to let you all know that we have yet to sort this out, but I am still keeping an eye on the issue for you.

    #1324896

    deux02
    Member

    Crossing fingers….

    -another Xanga refugee

    #1324897

    I too am anxious about this. I would hate for all the photos to suddenly leave my posts if Xanga closes!

    #1324898

    greenwave8
    Member

    does anyone have the basic process for importing the xanga.xml files. The import options only link me to specific site blog types (none of which are xanga). Is there one to select that works with the xanga .xml files. I’m not as concerned with the images for now. Thanks.

    #1324899

    jackiedana
    Member

    If you have an .xml file you can import it using the WordPress-type in Tools > Import.

    #1324900

    gregwood11
    Member

    The Xanga zip file for my blog has about 6 xml files. Should I import them one at a time and wait for the email each time, or what?
    Thanks,
    Greg

    #1324901

    gregwood11
    Member

    First file was successful…I’ll keep going…looks like the thing to do.
    Thanks!
    Greg

    #1324902

    jackiedana
    Member

    You will need to import each file in turn.

    #1324903

    dazzles012
    Member

    When I go to the wordpress menu “tools’ then “import”, it does not give me xanga as an option to import from. I’ve been with Xanga for 11 years, and would be very unhappy to hear that the import process the toted actually does not work.

    #1324904

    gregwood11
    Member

    Just use the WordPress type, as instructed above, Dazzles, it worked like a charm for me.

    #1324905

    dazzles012
    Member

    Each time I do it, I add the file, select the author, and hit submit, but nothing happens. The blog doesn’t appear, and the page that loads comes up blank.

    #1324906

    jackiedana
    Member

    For instructions on how to do a Xanga import, please see:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-xanga/

    Note that you must open the .zip export folder you get from Xanga and import ALL of the files included in the .zip folder individually.

    #1324907

    jackiedana
    Member

    Also note that your image files are still not included in the export file, but instead appear just as linked images back to Xanga. We have contacted Xanga to see if that will change in the future but so far we don’t have any other information for you.

    #1324908

    Just a tip for those experiencing trouble with uploading the Xanga files – from my experience, the browser you upload from can make a difference . Chrome isn’t the best for the import. Try to use Firefox for the process. For me, Firefox did the job perfectly whilst the first few attempts I did on Chrome resulted in what Dazzles012 is describing.

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