124 thoughts on “Importing From Blogger to WordPress with Comments

  1. I used the second template given by you. However i am not able to save them on my comp, it does not allow me to do so.

    What am i doing wrong?

  2. Sakshi, I am sorry about this. My blog is converting the quotes around <$BlogArchiveURL$> into some fancy quote that won’t work. I just replaced them with regular quotes and it should work.

  3. THANKS! Great work.

    I ran your script, and so did my friend. We both experienced the same problem, and it looks systematic.

    In WordPress all post dates and comment dates display correctly. But when WP makes an RSS feed, the comment dates display as 31 Dec 1969 15:59:59 +0000.

    Wed, 31 Dec 1969 15:59:59 +0000

    This is not a terribly big deal, as those time stamps scroll out of an RSS feed after a short while.

  4. Hello there,
    I was trying your script, it worked really nice!
    Although I only tried it on a test blogspot weblog.
    The thing is after I redirected the Blogger publishing to my own server, one thing Blogger.com tells you is that you can’t come back to republish on the blogspot.com site, right?
    Well, my concern is, how do I do to keep my old blog, say, to leave a last post telling people I moved to my new brand website? If the last change I did on the template was the one you suggest/told us to do, in order to get the importing, that would be the way my old blog would remain forever and ever, which is not what I’d like. I’d like to at least leave a redirection post.

    So right after I did the importing, I went back to my Blogger dashboard and reset the settings back to how they were at the beginning, to see if that way I could keep posting and keeping my old blog. But when I hit “republish” it gave me this error:

    004 dk.eos.net.FtpError: Login incorrect.

    and now I “lost” my test blog ( http://cineprueba.blogspot.com/ ) which is not that bad, cos it was only a test blog πŸ™‚ but I wouldnt like to lost my real blog when I try to make the importing.
    So now what it’s worst, when you go to http://cineprueba.blogspot.com/ you got the “Not Found” message. So I dont even get to see the last template I set before the importing. And get this, I can’t create a new blogger weblog with that name either, cos they say it’s taken 😦

    What went wrong? Could you explain me what i did wrong and what should I do to have a smoothly transition?
    I’d appreciate if you respond to my gmail account.

    Thanks in advance.

  5. Jerry: Thanks. I’ll look into it for the next version.
    Laslo: Can you set your publishing mode back to Blogspot and use “cinebrueba” again? I have done it this way. It may be that Blogger is reserving that subdomain for you to use it again on the same blog. Try that and let me know.

  6. Well i did just that:
    when to Settings – Publishing –
    Blog*Spot Address: cineprueba.blogspot.com

    but then again when i hit Republish it keeps saying Error:

    004 dk.eos.net.FtpError: Login incorrect.

  7. Laslo: If you are doing everything correctly, Blogger must have a problem changing your publish mode back to BlogSpot. In the 100+ times I have done it this year, this has never been a problem. It is not a problem caused by my script but I will offer these suggestions: Try switching back to FTP for a moment (don’t publish) then back to BlogSpot. Try changing the Blogspot address to a random number, then change it back. If it still does not work, contact Blogger. I hear they are quick to respond.

  8. hehe man, you rule!!
    I did that trick thing, and it worked.
    thank you!
    Now I’m more encouraged to do the importing with my real blog… scary thou πŸ˜›

    You think It’d be less painful to do it using the ALTERNATE TEMPLATE you provide? That way I wont have to redirect where to republish the blog (no FTP involved), just need to change the template of my blogspot blog for a while, during the importing?

  9. If you use the alternate template, BACK UP YOUR TEMPLATE FIRST. πŸ™‚ I do not recommend it as a first option because it requires the added steps of saving each monthly archive and uploading to your server.

  10. Got it. I began my blog on february, so there’s not many months/files, right? πŸ™‚
    thanks again Skeltoac, I’m sure I will be asking you stuff when I start playing with WordPress.

  11. I tried the WP importer, but i had the same problems as many others. Then i tried Andy’s importer, and it says it worked fine. However the blog is appearing in all text as seen on:

    http://www.jwsuretybonds.com/blogWP/

    When I go into the admin menu i can see that the posts and comments are imported. Everything looks great on the post “preview” at the bottom of each page, but it is all text for the user.

    anyone have any ideas?

  12. Mike: You left some files in your public web directory. Especially index.html should be deleted. I also noticed that you have not properly set up your blog URIs (Options > General), which means your blog will not have a stylesheet or graphics until you fix that. For further help on that, see the support forums. Cheers!

  13. Worked great! It was the index.html that was being used rather than the index.php I thought deleting the files was optional…

    What do you recommend for redirecting the the old html files to the new php files? is there a mod rewrite that can easily be done?

  14. My archive files will not show up, no matter how many times I “republish entire blog” from Blogger.com. I haven’t found a fix yet anywhere here – can you give a girl a hand please? Everything has gone smoothly up until this point and I’m about to go crazy. Tried to ‘republish’ about 3 times now….

  15. Beltane and everyone else, know that I have little patience for people who neglect the documentation and ask for help. Your problem has already been solved. Please scroll up and read the solution.

  16. Hello.

    First, thanks for writing what I’m sure is a great script. I’m just running into one little difficulty that I hope someone can help me with.

    I’m having the problem, described above, that I click “ok” but nothing happens. It really appears to me that the blogger files were published to the same directory where the blog resides; I’ve checked in Cpanel that everything is in a directory on my hosting server called public_html (which is where the server hosts asked me to put it). I’ve republished it, but nothing changed.

    One thing that might be a clue: I wrote a test entry in WPadmin but it doesn’t appear on my blog. When I go to the page (www.marksbrain.com) I’m still just seeing my old blog with the last entry that I did in blogger.

    I apologize for asking a question that’s probably not related to any problem with your script, but if anyone has a tip for how to get to the bottom of this, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks!
    -Mark

  17. Thanks, Skeltoac. I was accidentally uploading the modified php script outside of wp-admin. Once I got the right script in the right place, and read a previous tip you’d given about deleting the old index.html from the server, everything fell in to place. I really appreciate your help!!!

  18. Hey, just a note to let you know that your script runs beautifully. I ran into a few problems, read some of the comments, retry several time and voila! It worked! One word of advice to all – make sure your WP is properly setup, including the .htacess file and permalink and everything. Only then you republish blogger, and run the script. Then you delete the /YYYY folder, the YYYY_MM_DD_wordpress.php files and (most importantly) index.html file. Good luck, and thanks again!

  19. HELP!!!

    I converted from Blogger to WordPress, but my site only works on Internet Explorer and not on Firefox !!!

    Can somebody please tell me what went wrong? I think the tags weren’t removed by the script.

  20. Zeeshan, relax! The importer had nothing to do with it. View the source in Firefox and look at the first line, which calls it an xml document. Something is sending that line for FF but not for other user agents. Whoever is responsible for your template should be able to fix that. If not, go ask at the forums.

  21. I have been looking all over WP’s site for the past hour, trying out this or that. Nothing had worked. Then, gracefully, I stumbled across your site. Thank you very much for the script.

  22. Hi ya! πŸ™‚

    Just wanna let you know how great this script is!! Now all my post from “god knows when” are all in one place πŸ™‚

    Many thanks, Gina

  23. hi, i managed to import all posts succesfully πŸ˜€
    but theres an annoying 0 at the bottom of my monthly archive links in the side bar.. and the last post (imported post) of each month has a HUUUUUGE gap after the title and date and etc…
    please see my blog to know what i mean.. click on any archive month from March to August to see the gap at the post..
    thank you πŸ™‚

  24. snookie, your problem is <div style=”clear:both;”></div> at the top of your posts.

    This was apparently part of your old blogging style, not something the importer added.

  25. i fixed the 0 in the archive list.. there was a post dated in december 1969.. just deleted it.. thx for the importing code and all the help πŸ˜€

  26. In regard to the error people are getting when they try to publish to FTP, that fails, and they switch it back to Blogspot to use the alternate template and it won’t work: I tried your fix, pasted below, and it didn’t help. Any more ideas? Or do I have to ask Blogger? Thanks!
    –β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
    Laslo: If you are doing everything correctly, Blogger must have a problem changing your publish mode back to BlogSpot. In the 100+ times I have done it this year, this has never been a problem. It is not a problem caused by my script but I will offer these suggestions: Try switching back to FTP for a moment (don’t publish) then back to BlogSpot. Try changing the Blogspot address to a random number, then change it back. If it still does not work, contact Blogger. I hear they are quick to respond.

    Skeltoac Says:
    October 13th, 2005 at 8:15 pm
    Laslo: One last thought: are you not clicking the orange Save Settings button?

  27. David: Sorry, that’s all I could think of. Okay, one more idea: log out and log back in. That’s all I have for you. I guess you’ll have to ask Blogger. Sorry!

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  29. Hi, I am trying to help a friend use this script to import her blogger posts to a new wordpress installation. Unfortunately, when the script is run, it says (for each of the months) “2004/07 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done”.

    The archive files do exist (eg: 2004_07_01_wordpress.php). What I noticed, however, is that there are no “” tags, that should be in each post. I think thats why the import-blogger.php script is not finding the posts in the archives.

    Any suggestions?

  30. Zubin: Two suggestions: First, go back and read the directions again and see where you went wrong. Second (if the first one didn’t work) come back here and leave me a URL so I have something to work with. This business of hiding blogs just isn’t getting you anywhere! πŸ™‚

  31. Great script! Thanks. I followed Catsudon’s tutorial and imported my blog successfully. Now is there an easy way to retain the same filenames as the Blogger format? I already have a lot of these pages indexed in the search engines and it would be a shame to lose them.

  32. Skeltoac,

    Thanks! Worked like a charm. Catsudon’s illustrated tutorial (hmmm… isn’t that a pictorial?…) was a useful accompaniment. I recommend that others use your PHP hack and the pictorial together when moving their blogs from Blogger to WordPress.

  33. Thank you very much Andy. I was so worried that either i might loose my posts or it would be too painful to import from blogger to wordpress. But your script and the illustrated tutorial made it a breeze. Thanks once again.

  34. Hello,
    I’m using your script once again. short story: I’m having the same problem than before trying to get back to my blogspot site. I did the tricks you suggested back then, but this time is not working 😦
    What can I do? How do I contact Blogger people? so i can have control again of my blog.

    *******
    Laslo: If you are doing everything correctly, Blogger must have a problem changing your publish mode back to BlogSpot. In the 100+ times I have done it this year, this has never been a problem. It is not a problem caused by my script but I will offer these suggestions: Try switching back to FTP for a moment (don’t publish) then back to BlogSpot. Try changing the Blogspot address to a random number, then change it back. If it still does not work, contact Blogger. I hear they are quick to respond.

  35. I forgot to add that I used the first way to do the import, and the republish process stays on 0%. So I tried to switch back to blogspot to try the alternate template. Now I tried the log off/log on trick. I republished, It doesnt say any errors now, but it’s on 0% for ever. 😦 Damn blogger

  36. I followed the instructions, and ran into a little hangup publishing with the revised template. I think it has something to do with Blogger trying to add the navigator bar and being confused by the lack of a head or style or body section and getting into an endless loop.

    So I disabled the nav bar, and it published fine and imported fine. You might want to make a note about this in the instructions in the php.

    Thanks for the script!

  37. Oh, and. I had the same problem as Laslo trying to switch back to blogger publishing. I changed my url, saved, changed it back, saved. Then I changed to ftp publishing, filled in the site and everything, except for the username and password, saved, switch back to blogspot, and saved. Then I could publish again.

  38. I just did it, but it only parsed about 1/10th of my files.

    For some reason I have all the archived files 2005_11_25_wordpress.php, but only a few were actually parsed.

    Re-ran, still nothing.

  39. one minor tweak somebody should add…

    retab the converted file BEFORE isnerting it into the database.

    It is now as 1 line, which is nearly impossible to visually edit source code this way.

  40. suggestion: indent the file for filetype=xml BEFORE you insert it into the database. It’s 1 line now, and I can’t edit it like this in textarea.

  41. Hi!! First… thank you Skeltoac for doing a thing so useful, for share it with all of us, for update the script, and for worrying about our problems. Really, people like you are brilliant πŸ™‚ And I am not trying to butter you up ;P

    Well… I have a problem doing the blogger publishing. It starts and 10-15 mins later, the publishing stops at “0%” and gives me an error: “550 /public_html/wordpress/2005/11/sexismo-en-las-calles.html: No such file or directory/public_html/wordpress/2005/11/sexismo-en-las-calles.html”

    That’s my last post, and sometimes blogger gives me the 2005_11_01_wordpress.php, and other times it doesn’t. And the publishing never reaches all the rest of files… But it looks like the configuration I did it’s ok, ’cause the first file arrives to my hard drive.

    I read all the comments and try and think about all the posibilities, but I couldn’t sort out my case. Any idea?

    Thank you so much!

    PD: I tried the alternate template, but it doen’s leave the file in a one line like the first option, and I think that’s what makes the script to write “β€œ2004/07 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done”.” Perhaps the reason is that I’m blocked… sorry if it’s that way =/ Thank you again…

  42. I’ve been trying to get this to work. I have very carefully and precisely followed the direction. When I press the Republish button on Blogger I am getting the error:

    550 550-Quota exceeded: blogtestwp/2005_12_01_wordpress.php won’t be saved 20714 Kbytes used (101%) – authorized: 20480 Kbblogtestwp/2005_12_01_wordpress.php

    I have been trying to get a response from Blogger support on this for five days but to no avail. I just get their automated message replies. Nobody on the bloggersupport group at yahoo knows what is happening. I have tested this with two different web servers for the FTP destination and both have gobs (1GB and 153MB) of free space available as well as bandwidth. I can FTP to both web servers fine from my computer and do not get errors. The error is only happening for Blogger. I have tried this on two different destination FTP servers and with two different test blogs on blogger (I’m practicing before trying it on my real blog).

    I saw someone else above got the 550 error but their message is different (regarding missing file) as opposed to the error I am getting about Quota Exceeded.

    Any idea what is happening and how to fix it?

  43. Walter, I don’t know for sure what that error means but it tells me that you have a 20mb quota somewhere and you’ve hit it. Try the alternate template method.

  44. Hi Andy, The alternate template and got the same thing:

    550 550-Quota exceeded: blogtestwp/2005_12_01_wordpress.php won’t be saved 20714 Kbytes used (101%) – authorized: 20480 Kbblogtestwp/2005_12_01_wordpress.php

    I don’t think the problem with the quota limit has to do with my servers since I’ve tried it on two different ones. Both my servers have huge storage and bandwidth available. Also my servers don’t give me any error messages when I try to simulate a high load to cause some sort of quota issue.

    I fear this is a Blogger problem and that the quota is an internal thing on their end. Since they are not responding at their support email address with human responses (just robots) I don’t think they’re going to fix it. Unless someone has a brilliant solution (please, please! πŸ™‚ ) I’ll have to transfer by hand. C’est la guerre. 😦

    Any other thoughts on this?

    Cheers,

    -Walter

  45. I failed at my attempt to download my Blogger archives via FTP, so I am using the method you suggest. The problem is that the process ends in an error message: “006 Please contact Blogger Support.blog/60/13/8/capitolfax/archives/2005_05_01_capitolfax_archive.html”

    I’ve limited the number of posts on my front page from 7 days worth to 2, but because this is about archive pages, I’m not sure that’s the problem.

    Any advice? Please?

  46. Some more information. WhenI follow the advice on this page, the result is a Blog*Spot link that shows links to about 13 archive pages. Approx. Five of those archives are in the proper format. The others remain typical blogger pages, and cannot be read by the import tool.

    Again, any advice would be helpful.

  47. Ok, I read through all of these coments and can’t find a fix.

    I ran your import-blogger tool and what I get is

    The importer is running…

    Importing posts and users
    2004/11 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2004/12 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/01 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/02 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/03 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/04 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/05 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/06 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/07 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/08 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/09 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/10 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    2005/11 … 0 post(s) parsed, 0 skipped… 0 comment(s) parsed, 0 skipped… Done
    Done

    All the archive files are there…and in the right place…but the import tool won’t/can’t extract the posts.

    Any clues?

    Check http://www.muzikdude.com/2004_11_01_wordpress.phps to see the code on one of my archives (if it’ll help)

    You’re dong a great job here. It’s nice to be able to contact someone that knows what their talking about.

  48. Muzik, that archive file was not created with the special template given in the script. Please go back and follow the directions more carefully.

  49. Well, I was having a hell of a time publishing the template via FTP to my remote site so I could import it. The alternative method was actually MUCH easier. Just use the alternative template and then copy the files it creates to your wordpress directory and rename accordingly. The import worked perfectly then.

    Thanks Skeltoac!

  50. It looks like you’ve probably got a great script. It totally screwed up my site when I ran it though. It corrupted all the Chinese I’ve written in all of my posts (which is quite a bit). For some weird reason, despite the fact that all of my wordpress settings are for UTF-8, I got this error:

    The importer is running…

    * Importing posts and users
    o 2005/10

    WordPress database error: [Illegal mix of collations (utf8_unicode_ci,IMPLICIT) and (latin1_swedish_ci,COERCIBLE) for operation ‘=’]
    [snip – Ed.]

  51. I have successfuly imported all the data from blogger into wordpress, but no matter what encoding set i use it keeps deleting my international characters. I think it is a problem in the publishing and not in the php script itself, because the generated wordpress.php files are bad too. Any suggestions for fixing this problem?

  52. scratch the above. (Well…don’t scratch it, but I think I figured out the problem on my own.)

    The wordpress site says users of WP 1.5 will get database errors…and the WordPress that my servers automatic script installer installs is 1.2.1

    I think I need to install the latest version, **and** contact my host and tell them to update their automatic script installer.

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  54. Andy, it went reasonably well…although I’m not sure my ftp paths were correct because the blog is a subdomain of a domain and it’s all new to me. The only problem seems to be that my images don’t work. They’re all still pointing to blogger, and they’re not loading. Did I do something wrong? I followed the tutorial as carefully as possible (so please don’t rap my knuckles!).

    Thanks,
    Susan

  55. zoom!, it’s not your fault. Blogger probably doesn’t like serving images when the linking page/referrer/your new WP site is not on their network. You might have to serve the images from your new site and fix your posts.

    Just today, somebody mentioned a plugin that can do this for you but he didn’t mention its name. I’ll leave it to you to google it or look here.

  56. Andy,

    Can I use this thingy to import from my blogger to my wordpress blog – I dont have a domain or a host of my own. If not, would you know of a way to do that?

  57. I think the problem with breaking everybody’s non-English characters has something to do with all of the collation variables being set to latin1_swedish_ci in mysql.

  58. I just switched my blog from blogger to wordpress. I used the latest version of WordPress, 2.0. They do have an import feature, but my server did not have Curl compiled in PHP. So instead of editing my php.ini and restart apache (not really an option), I found your great script.

    It does have a minor issue with version 2.0 though. It appears some of the columns in the database have changed or been removed. One that was interesting is that nickname has been changed to nicename. Anyway, all you have to do is remove the the bad columns from the INSERT command. This is what I changed the code:

    INSERT INTO $wpdb->users (
    user_login,
    user_pass,
    user_nicename,
    user_email,
    user_url,
    user_registered
    ) VALUES (
    ‘$user_login’,
    ‘$pass1’,
    ‘$user_nickname’,
    ‘$user_email’,
    ‘$user_url’,
    ‘$user_joindate’
    )”);

  59. Elton: Thanks for that. I won’t be maintaining this script any longer, however. Besides, a host without CURL is a host worth leaving, in my opinion. πŸ™‚

  60. I found your script very helpful in migrating to WordPress from Blogger.

    I used a version in which I integrated the changes suggested by Tim Barkow to insert slugs derived from Blogger’s archives’ filenames into the database, in addition to a modification to the posts-importing loop (line #55, which became #59 in my version) to reverse the order in which posts are imported from monthly archive files to have them match their creation dates.

    This is because the migration templates have posts ordered in reverse chronological order since this is the way Blogger outputs them to the monthly archive files.

  61. The importer worked fine, but the Comment ‘count’ hasn’t got updated in the posts. It shows “0 Comments” for all posts, but when I click on “O Comments” from the main page, the next page shows the comments.

    Any idea how I can solve this problem?

    Thanks.

  62. I’m running WP on local host (as of now!) I’m using Apache 2.0.54 (Win32) + PHP 4.4.0 + MySQL 4.1.13. Curl binary installed is version 7.15.1

    The import (the template method) worked well enough for me except for the following details.
    1. The comments were not imported at all,except for 2-3 stray comments, I wonder how they got imported at all. I have the monthly archive files, if you want to see them, let me know.

    2. This is an excerpt of the output.
    —–
    WordPress database error: [Unknown column ‘user_nickname’ in ‘field list’]
    INSERT INTO wp_users ( user_login, user_pass, user_nickname, user_email, user_url, user_ip, user_domain, user_browser, user_registered, user_level, user_idmode ) VALUES ( ‘rohit bhute’, ‘password’, ‘rohit bhute’, ‘user@wordpress.org’, ”, ‘127.0.0.1’, ‘localhost’, ‘server’, ‘1979-06-06 00:41:00’, ‘1’, ‘nickname’ )
    : Registered user rohit bhute

    WordPress database error: [Unknown column ‘user_nickname’ in ‘field list’]
    INSERT INTO wp_users ( user_login, user_pass, user_nickname, user_email, user_url, user_ip, user_domain, user_browser, user_registered, user_level, user_idmode ) VALUES ( ‘rohit bhute’, ‘password’, ‘rohit bhute’, ‘user@wordpress.org’, ”, ‘127.0.0.1’, ‘localhost’, ‘server’, ‘1979-06-06 00:41:00’, ‘1’, ‘nickname’ )
    : Registered user rohit bhute
    ——
    It seems the usename is not sticking.

  63. I followed the instructions for importing Blogger posts and everything republished just fine in the WP directory but… I get an error while trying to import.” File Type: cannot open ()” When I look on my blog I jsut get text and no template. What am I doing wrong?

  64. I recently used your old script to import my Blogger blog to WordPress 2.0, because the built-in import script didn’t work on my web host (something about the CURL function not being activated). So it might be a good idea to keep the old script available for download.

  65. I tried to use the new import utility in WP 2.0 to import a blogger blog, but it did not work.

    It asks me for the blogger login, then shows me the list of blogs I have for that login. But when I click on one of the blogs, it *briefly* displays some text, and then it displays a “404 page not found” error for “wp-admin/login.do”.

    Any ideas? It would be nice if you could either restore the old import files, or fix this new system that doesn’t seem to work right.

    Email me if you’d like access to my blogger and wordpress installs. (WordPress install is fresh right-out-of-the-box.)

    Thanks!

  66. So… you are the one to blame? My server files had to be wiped out three times, a reset of the httpd had to be done, i had to clear my cache and recreate my MySQL database…. this all happens the instant i click on “blogger” under “Import”

    A few friends have had the same issue… could you please tell me how to fix it??

  67. Any change someone posting the script file again? [the permalink-modified version would be cool but Ahmad Gharbeia’s link isn’t working anymore] It seems all the pages are referring to each other and as it has been removed from this page, I can’t locate it anywhere.

    When trying to use the import-feature of the WP 2.0.1 I only get a white browser window. Does this imply lack of Curl?

  68. I’m trying to convert a Blogger site to WordPress and can’t get Blogger to publish to 100%. I tried for a full day to do it to the ftp server, and now have tried for a full day to publish to blogspot. Neither will complete.

    Is this just a mega-problem with Blogger? Is there anything I can do? I saved off the fully published blog (in Blogger format) to my hard drive just in case… is there anything I can do on my local machine to convert the files?

    Thanks for any help or advice you can provide.

  69. Any chance of providing a url where i can download a copy of your original script as above?

    My hosting firm doesnt support cURL on thier windows servers, so the WP 2.0 built-in import is unfortunately out of the picture…

    Any ideas?
    Cheers

  70. Good day Andy. I recently posted the following topic in the wordpress.org forum. I used the import tool but found that the Blogger code for alignment wasn’t imported into WP when I used the import tool. The method I used to upload images into many of my posts was the blogger image upload tool. More details can be found here:

    blogger import image alignment
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/68049?replies=13

    Any suggestions/input is greatly appreciated.

  71. I read your post here because I was very nervous about the same thing. I have a Blogger blog with 34 posts, and I was terrified that I’d lose all my comments. But the built-in WordPress blogger import utility seems to have worked perfectly. While it, of course, didn’t bring in template information (including navigation stuff), it does seem to have imported all the comments and links and post content.

    I think I’m using WP 2.0.2.

  72. I’m very, very impressed that this sort of work is being done; Web Design is getting stagnant with people using just styled
    block-level elements to produce artwork. The incorporation of SVG into sites excites me a lot.
    How long do you expect it will take for this sort of technology to be widespread?
    Obviously you can only speak about WebKit realistically, but if it’s going to take ten years for IE Win to gain (full) support,
    we can’t design with it.
    I’m amused by the “Becoming more important” line in the first paragraph. This has been a HUGE problem for years –
    ever since HTML-2.0 was introduced to be more of a layout language and less of a markup language. For an example,
    you just have to look at this site. sex partners Why is all the text
    crammed over on the left side of the page with a big blank space on the right side?
    Why is the default font tiny and unreadable? Fortunately most browsers now let you override the latter problem.

  73. hey, I was just wondering wat should I put in the FTP server column??
    sorry I’m still new to this thing.

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