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Custom post types not imported properly

I've registered a custom post type: function create_gallery_post_type() { register_post_type( 'sim_gallery', array( 'labels' => array( 'name' => __( 'Sim Gallery' ) ), ...
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Importing data from spreadsheet into wordpress DB, along with custom taxonomies and their terms

I am importing a large DB from an Excel spreadsheet into a wordpress DB. I was going to do it manually by creating a new table but decided to import it into the existing wordpress framework as it will ...
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How to import custom data via XML, CSV, etc

We have about 10 years of custom blog-style, databased content that we want to import into a clean install of Wordpress. There doesn't seem to be an importer plugin that works with custom databsed ...
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Importing users to Buddypress with custom fields

Here's the setup: The client uses a proprietary custom-coded PHP CMS and is wanting to move to WordPress with BuddyPress. The old, custom CMS has a roster functionality, which I'm using BuddyPress ...
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How to add featured thumbnail into import XML?

This is a sample item I am trying to insert into WordPress as post. <item> <title>XXXXXX</title> <link>xxxx/xxxxx</link> <pubDate>2012-05-23 ...
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Image File Names

I've been poking around the Codex in hopes of finding out how WP renames image files when you upload them... it's probably there but I can't seem to find it. It seems that if I upload 1 file, like ...
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Attachment 0×0 size error [closed]

My theme uses 8 different thumbnail sizes. I imported my local installation to the final server using phpmyadmin to export the wordpress database. Everything is smooth except for the attachments: many ...
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Is there a way to import terms into Wordpress?

I'm tired of typing in lists of counries in my "Countries" taxonomies. What's a good way to bulk import a long list of terms into Wordpress ?
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Maximum upload size changes in php.ini ignored - How to remove upload size limit?

I'm working on a multisite WP installation and I need to import content from other Wordpress sites (.wxr files). When I use the Import WordPress plugin I got the following: The maximum allowed ...
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Import Images from one self-hosted WordPress install to another

I am redeveloping a client's site and, for a number of reasons, in the process changing hosts. I'm developing it on the new host and to get the site orgainised I have attempted to import all the pages ...
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Moving a blog from Tumblr to Wordpress

I want to move all my content, posts and pics from Tumblr to Wordpress ..! What would be the best way to do this???
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Exporting and importing my Wordpress database, but none of the plugin settings are importing

I'm dumping my entire WordPress database, changing all necessary references, and then importing it into another domain. Everything works fine, except my plugin settings are not being set in the new ...
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Maintenance holding page while migrating website

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with the right procedure for establishing a holding page while migrating a local WP site to an already live server. I know there are lots of maintenance ...
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Faking the “onSave” event

While a specific use-case, I believe this may benefit others. I am using TurboCSV to mass-import a number of posts into WordPress (which it is doing wonderfully so far). Within that import, I am ...
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Better way to remove HTML syntax from all content

I have a bunch of articles imported via a very old Joomla 1.0 installation. The content of these posts have a lot of unwanted inline html. I was able to clean all with something like this (I made a ...
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Download/View Schema (or DTD) for XML Import

Where can I download the schema (or DTD) for the layout of the WordPress import/export file format?
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What's the database relationship between a post and its attachments

I'm creating a custom import script to migrate CSV data into wordpress. Each post has a series of attachments that must come with it. Following chapter 14 (importing via a custom mysql script) in the ...
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Importing custom post types using WordPress Importer, how to check for meta field values

I have a custom post type that takes only the title field. Associated with it I have a custom meta field that takes a URL. I am using the WordPress Importer plugin ...
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Some way to Flush or Overwrite all Imported Content in a Site for a Fresh Import - How?

Some way to Flush or Overwrite all Imported Content in a Site for a Fresh Import - How? Is there an easy quick way to do this? To delete all Pages, Posts, Comments and stuff that got imported? Or ...
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Is there a way to import Blogger into bbPress?

I have a blog on Blogger that I would like to turn into a bbPress forum. This is a blog that has essentially been used as a forum, so bbPress is a better solution. Unfortunately, by default bbPress ...
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What can I expect when moving from a hosted (WordPress.com) blog to one hosted by Page.ly

As I mentioned here, I'm planning to moving my blog to a new hosting provider from WordPress.com. I think I've settled on Page.ly as the new home for it, and I was hoping to get the benefit of ...
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WXR slicing script

I have a massive WXR file im trying to import into wordpress. I run out of memory when i try to import as one file, so I'm thinking of how i can split the big file into smaller files programatically ...
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can't import xml file

While i upload xml file to my site , the following error message occur and uploading fail Sorry, there has been an error. File is empty. Please upload something more substantial. This error ...
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Imported thumbnails have incorrect URL

I have an older WordPress site that is going away but I am taking the content from the site and importing it into my new WordPress site. To do this, I used the WordPress Export tool, located in my ...
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Creating a one click demo importer

edit: I've re-written this because it is unclear, apologies it was written rushed on a Friday afternoon. Wordpress has import/export functionality for posts within wordpress, I am a theme developer ...
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Wordpress database import: Row size too large

I've done a dump of my Wordpress database using Windows's command prompt: mysqldump -u username -p databasename > filename.sql Then, on a different server, imported it using: mysql -u username ...
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Moving test theme to live site without mySQL error - how? [closed]

I have installed a wordpress theme on a hidden test site and made some css/design changes. How would I move this to my live site? Sadly I screwed up some of the PHP/MySQL stuff when trying to copy ...
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Wordpress import does not fetch images, but just links them

I have used the Wordpress Importer plugin to export content from site 1 and import into site 2. When exporting content, i selected "All content" and downloaded the export XML file. Then when i ...
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Switch a single site to a multi-site

A client of mine wants to switch their single site installation and make it a multi-site one so that they can run an online store on a sub-domain while keeping their existing site on the primary ...
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Import Attachments - not attaching to post_parent

I've set up a dev site for a client, for who we're overhauling their existing site. One thing I wanted to do is import all their existing news posts, and carry over any images attached to those. I've ...
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Why Won't Exported Blog From One Site Import Into New Site?

I have an old RHEL Workstation site, running the latest wordpress version 3.5.1. I have a newer CentOS 6.4 site, running the latest wordpess version 3.5.1. I have added the Wordpress import plugin ...
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MySQL Syntax Error upon restoring database from backup [closed]

Performed a bad import to my Wordpress install and decided to restore from the mqSQL backup (full export) I had made minutes earlier. Dropped all tables in the database and then did an import from my ...
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Export / import Wordpress database

Is there a proper way of exporting and importing a big WordPress MySQL database to a new database? When I tried to do that in the standard way I run into 2 issues: All widgets disappeared and I had ...
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How to Import Categories with Descriptions from a CSV File?

How could I import a list of new categories and category descriptions from a file of Comma Separated Values?
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WordPress custom options storing?

I have a theme with around 500 custom options, their code looks like this: <form method="post" action="options.php"> <?php wp_nonce_field('update-options'); ?> <input type="text" ...
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What's a good RSS Importer?

I'm looking for a good RSS importer to use on my WordPress installation. The current one isn't importing images properly, and I don't want to fix it. It needs to be an automated importer. Where I ...
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Using the Importer on an IIS Server

I'm running into an issue for a client whereby I keep getting the same error over and over again whilst trying to import an exported file (into an IIS environment): Sorry, there has been an error. ...
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Exporting and Importing WordPress Media Libraries and Galleries

I'm trying to migrate a series of blogs from one place to another, both running 3.0.1, and I am unable to get media libraries and galleries to come across in the export/import process. Any ideas on ...
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Creating an online questionnaire form - by Importing the questions from a spreadsheet?

I've got a spreadsheet where each row of the first column is a question, and the next 4 columns are the optional 4 answers to that question. I want to turn these questions into an online form (like ...
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Woocommerce Storefront WordPress Ignore Media Gallery Images and use External 3rd Party Host

OK, firstly we have done this before using Magento and it worked well, but with WordPress? Well, here is the problem and the plan... The Problem For a few reasons we wish to use a 3rd Party host for ...
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Woocommerce bind different price to different variations [closed]

Recently, we've decided to transfer from Magento to WordPress. We have ~1500 products already. Now, we have products with for example: Size. Now when a customer clicks on a different size in a ...
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Permalinks stopped working after migration with WP all-in-one migration plugin

I've used a plugin called WP all-on-one migration to migrate my website. I've also saved the permalinks twice, as instructed after the importation. The default permalink setting works fine, but any ...
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Feed format for woocommerce [closed]

I am using woocommerece for my website. I get product feed from different suppliers in excel format with different information in different columns (no consistency in product attributes such as price, ...
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How to import files to individual posts of a custom type

I'm very inexperienced in WP, so I may have some fundamental misunderstandings - definitely open to alternative approaches if this one is crazy! I have a collection of several hundred files, split ...
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Is there a way to import a folder of HTML files into the blog?

I have a folder of about 100 HTML files (all marked up consistently) that I want to turn into individual blog posts. Each one has a paragraph that says "Posted by User on 4/9/2013 5:45:52 PM", but ...
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WordPress Local And Live Site

I have a local WordPress install that I am using to test a new theme out. When I initial set up the local site I was able to import my database and media content. However that was a few months ago. ...
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Importing posts from old website to new conflicting post ID's?

I am wondering when I am importing posts from my old site into my new website, which has already some posts in it. Do the imported posts get a new ID or do they overrule the existing posts ID's?
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A question on WXR

I have a quick question around the import file for WordPress (WXR) as I'm really new to WordPress, a couple of things don't make sense. In most examples I found, the first part of the /channel node ...
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Move Multiple WP Installs on a single domain to WP Multisite

I have a domain with 18 WP Sites installed on it - all under different directories domain.com/site1 domain.com/site2 domain.com/site3 I want to try and get all of the sites migrated to a single WP ...
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Recommended method for updating/adding menus when adding new theme

I'm working locally on a completely new theme. Once I'm done I'm going to use the "test drive" plugin to allow admins to test the theme before switching over to it. The problem is that with the new ...