WP Import not working :-(
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November 4, 2022 at 5:49 pm #8635eranm
I just upgraded to 0.41.0 (in case an older version was causing this problem) but the WP import is still not working.
It finds the XML file that WP exported and it begins the import, but it then just sits there with the screen slightly greyed out (as if it’s working on the import), but then nothing…
It just isn’t completing the import.
BTW, not sure if it makes a difference but the XML file (exported from WP) is only 1906KB in size, which is a lot smaller than I expected.
Does this mean the WP export is broken and its not fully exporting everything OR is that a reasonable file size and (perhaps) it just takes a long time to import a site?
Any assistance anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.November 6, 2022 at 5:00 pm #8642Tomasz Dziuda
Could you share your WXR file in a private reply?
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I have checked your WXR file and I was able to import it without any problems on Publii v.0.41, but it takes longer time, because ~250 images must be downloaded.
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Hi Tomas. I figured it might take a long time due to so many photos, but I have literally left it running for more than an hour trying to import and that didn’t seem to help at all.
How long should I wait?November 7, 2022 at 5:43 pm #8654eranm
Ran it again. It sat there for 5 hours, and nothing changed.November 7, 2022 at 5:53 pm #8655Tomasz DziudaThis reply has been marked as private.November 7, 2022 at 7:29 pm #8656eranm
I have downloaded the file, but how do I install it? I am on a PC so I don’t normally use TAR files, just ZIP.
Thanks in advance for your help.November 7, 2022 at 10:30 pm #8657Tomasz Dziuda
You have to click on the website name, then click to “Add new website” and select tab “Install from backup”
There you can just drag’n’drop the TAR file which you have downloaded
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Ah ok, cool. So is this a better way to import all future sites?
And how do you get a backup of a site AND make it a tar file?
Is that the same as doing an export and grabbing the XML file?
BTW, how long should an install from backup take? It’s been sitting there with the “wheel” rotating for at least 15-20 mins now.
Not sure if it just takes a long time or whether something is broken.
Hmm – please remove your old website and then please try to restore a backup. Most probably you have find small bug which allows unpack backup in the same directory as your existing website before clearing it before.
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Hi again Tomasz. Sorry, did you mean removing/deleting the entire site in publii and then use the backup to create a new site, or something else?
Is there a specific way to delete an entire site in publii?November 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm #8692eranm
Never mind. I got it to work this time. Thanks. Hopefully it will work again in future.November 28, 2022 at 7:25 am #8827eranm
Hi again Tomasz
OK, I have encountered this error again with a different wp site export.
Its just sitting there saying “Importing data…”, but nothing is happening.
I tried attached the XML file, but it is 11750kb in size, so too big.
So then I tried deleting the entire site from Publii first & resetting it up again, but that didn’t help.
So instead, I just exported the primary pages (file size 2714kb) but that didn’t work either.
BTW, it said
“During WXR analysis, we have found:
BTW, I tried attaching the new smaller XML file and it said
“Error! File type not allowed.”
Thanks in advance for your help.
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