Blogger Import Problem

Earlier today it was discovered by one of our bloggers that Wordpress is having issues importing from blogger. Publius Forum attempted an import from his Blogger blog and it looks like Blogger has server issues that cause timeouts when uploading post content into Wordpress. When the posts that did make it to Wordpress finally came in, the archives were completely wrecked and posts were stuffed into months and dates that were not at all anywhere close to accurate.

I haven’t been able to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem, but from what I can find it looks like an XML/Wordpress Script/Blogger Server combination that somehow isn’t working together during the import. I found a comment in Wordpress support that said if you disable your XML/Feed in Blogger before the import you’ll have more luck.

We ran two tests on this today and both of ours went through fine. But it was clear that the import failed when Warner Todd Huston attempted it. In fact, it even took out his template on Blogger for about a half an hour leaving his Blogger blog down during that period of time.

Until we can figure out what is going on, we ask that all bloggers using the built in import script in the Wordpress Admin panel make sure you back up your blogger template and temporarily disable your site feeds.

Hopefully this will allow Blogger posts to be imported with few or no problems to deal with.

If anyone has had dealings with this sort of issues please drop me a line ASAP.

eric AT conservablogs DOT com

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  1. Comment by Warner Todd Huston | 01/01/07 at 7:01 am

    Also found out that the New Blogger version does not work with your import system, Eric!

    Since my last problem I upgraded to the New Blogger (because the old one is soon going away) and now I cannot get the rest of my archives uploaded!

    It’s always something, eh?

  2. Comment by Eric | 01/01/07 at 10:29 am

    It looks like this is an ongoing Wordpress issue. We’re running the latest version of Wordpress so there really is no better version available.

    Wordpress is telling us that it *may* be hanging up on slower connections. Meaning that if you have dial up or slow internet the import may be having issues completing its task.

    Also, Blogger Beta is giving MANY people problems right now.

    Soon… I hope.

  3. Comment by Warner Todd Huston | 01/01/07 at 6:31 pm

    No slow connection HERE, I’ll tell you THAT much!

    I have a 3.0 DSL going.

    But, I am sure it is on the Blogger end.

    It looks like I’ll have to carry on without all of 2006 imported. It got me everything previous to that but stopped at Jan. of 2006!

    Ah, well.

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