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 my posta and attachments copied across but I got only posts imported properly... For each and every attachment at wordpress.com I got error saying media import failed!!

Am I doing something wrong? Please help I have thousands of PDF/jpg attachments which I want imported...


I solved the problem... my source blog was private i.e. required password... I made it public for couple of minutes, and importer plugin did it's job properly!

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Did you make sure that your uploads folder (usually wp-content/uploads) was writable by your local apache server?

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  • how can I do that? – user3047 Mar 1 '11 at 22:22
  • In Finder, right-click (CTRL-click) on the folder, and choose "Get Info". In the "Sharing and Permissions" section, set the "everyone" entry to "Read & Write". That should do the trick. – Dougal Campbell Mar 1 '11 at 22:43
  • just did that.. still same problem "Failed to import Media"! – user3047 Mar 1 '11 at 23:01
  • No good... Amy other ideas? – user3047 Mar 2 '11 at 11:05
  • Sorry, haven't had any other thoughts, and don't have time at the moment to look at the import code for ideas. :-/ – Dougal Campbell Mar 2 '11 at 22:16

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