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Convert Wordpress.com embed links to normal embeds

I've given the task of moving several well established blogs from wordpress.com into an independent hosting using Wordpress. Wordpress.com uses a special parser for taking stuff like this: ...
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Import HTML/JS post to WordPress?

I have a working HTML/JS page that uses Google Maps: http://test.barrycarter.info/sunstuff.html How do I import this into wordpress.barrycarter.info? Simply cutting/pasting or doing "<?php ...
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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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Programatically creating image attachments from local URLs and setting featured image

I'm currently working on importing an MovableType blog into WordPress. The blog has several thousand posts, and each post has an image associated with it. The export file contains references to each ...
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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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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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Import and replace existing page/post content

Is there any way to import a basic, exported Wordpress content XML file and have it replace the existing content? What I'm trying to do is synch up two instances of a site (development and staging ...
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Importing Direct to DB - GUID Question

I've got a CSV file of new posts which I'll be importing straight into the database. Is it safe to give a GUID of http://domain/?p=[n] where [n] is any number, as long as it's not a duplicate of an ...
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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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latency problems with wordpress install (from SQL import)

I develop wordpress sites for a living, and today I am experiencing something that I haven't yet come across: Extremely slow load times / latency problems. You can view the site here: ...
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Importing old blog with regular posts into new custom post types

I have 2 older WP blog installs with regular posts that I would like to bring over to a new blog. One of the older installs is for "news" posts and the other is for "blog" posts (I know this was not ...
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how to use joomla password format in wordpress?

I need to import more than 1000 users from joomla to wordpress. I can do that with csv. My main concern are passwords. I did some googling and found out that it is possible to change wordpress ...
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How to correctly move jquery script to external file

I have a jQuery floating navbar plugin that works fine when all the code is inserted in the head. However the ammount of code in the head became unmanageable so I put the code in the root directory in ...
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Import function loses <p> tags

I have used the export function to download all my posts from one installation of wordpress, and then imported the file into a second. However the imported posts have been stripped of all paragraph ...
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WordPress does not allow me to upload a .xml file

What's a good plugin to upload a .xml file? here is the final question for now.. under Tools: / Import: / WordPress i get this message: Howdy! Upload your WordPress eXtended RSS (WXR) file ...
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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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Failed media import

I sat up MAMP on my mac and installed wordpress 3.1. Then, I exported my wordpress.com ina tried to import to my local wordpress.... I ticked import media option and I was hoping that I will get all ...
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How to migrate Wordpress Blogs into Multisite without using the GUI-Import/Export Feature

I'd like to migrate some quite huge Wordpress-Blogs into one Multisite Installation. The Export-Wizard and the Import Wizard are bound to PHP-Limits (Memory, Execution-Time) and so the Export and ...
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Why is my database import losing text widget data?

I've created a site in WordPress on our development machine. In the theme we're using there are numerous widget zones to display text in (sidebar and front page). I've used simple Text widgets in all ...
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InDesign to WordPress workflow

I'm working on a project for a monthly InDesign-based magazine that enables them to put their content online via WordPress. The current workflow is either: Copy/pasting from InDesign to a Word ...
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Two-way synchronizing of a post type among multisite blogs

Is it possible to two way sync a post type between multiple sites on a multisite install? For example if someone makes a change to an entry under post type "inventory" on Site A how can I make that ...
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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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How to import a TypePad blog including all media?

Is it possible to import a hosted TypePad blog into WordPress self-hosted, including all of the image files and other media? I generated an export file from within TypePad but it is just a text file ...
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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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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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Wondering how to turn your firefox bookmarks into a WordPress blog?

I was wondering this, too. I tried and spent quite a few hours trying, but I was finally able to proceed. I discovered a few things that won't be obvious to most people along the way, so I'm posting ...
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Transferring theme and imported post attachments

Recently I have deployed 2 sites from my local development area to the live site and ran into some issues when importing the posts. The reference link for attachments still points to my localhost for ...
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Custom Import with taxonomies

I'm looking to do a custom import from a custom cms to wordpress. Looking at the export/import files in wordpress, I can get match most of the structure. Though, it is missing the relationships for ...
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Easy way to import a post from Word?

I have a post written in Microsoft Word with images, text and some formating. Is there some easy way to import this document into WordPress? Either a plugin for Word og perhaps a plugin inside ...
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Is a direct or import approach safer for migration into WordPress?

We're in the process of migrating a site from an existing CMS system into WordPress. The existing CMS system has no direct integration tools with WordPress. I'm looking into the option of creating ...
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WXR import problem — not including categories

I’m trying to import into Wordpress a WXR file with many hundreds of Posts. It works fine and during the import process it seems to understand the categories, but the imported Posts are eventually ...
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Importing media medium setting image gallery / image attachments

I have recently imported an image gallery to a clean WP install as I am deploying the site to a live domain. I have imported the posts but the images use the medium size for attachements. I would ...
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Import and export links from WordPress.com to private site

Is there some way to export/import links from a wordpress.com site to a private site? I have a rather large directory of links. I fetch the opml file and the category levels are there, but when I use ...
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Disabling HTML Filtering When Importing Into WordPress Multisite

A number of the sites I'm migrating to a WordPress Multisite instance have embedded videos and iframes within posts. Rather than convert each post to the kosher way of doing video embeds, I'd rather ...
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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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Is there a way to trigger an automatic import of a WP backup on creation of a new WP multisite site?

I have a WP backup file of sample content I use when I set up a new site on my WP multisite install (I use it for theme dev work for clients). Is there a way to trigger the import function to fire ...