My backup data from blogger is 56.3MB large. I tried importing using the Wordpress Blogger plugin. Because the data is too large, I had to configure my php.ini to increase the value of three variables: post_max_size=100M, upload_max_file_size=100M and memory_limit=1280M

I also changed the permission to my wp-content folder recursively to 777. i.e. chmod 777 -R wp-content/

But I still cannot import the data to wordpress. It shows the following screen and nothing seems to be going on. There is no error in the console log as well.

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Firstly, your upload_max_filesize is much smaller than your post_max_filesize which means that even though you can POST 100MB of data, PHP will only accept files in that POST data which are 8MB or less. Try increasing this limit.

Secondly, are you sure that your php.ini is being loaded by your host? Not all hosts allow their tenants to load user php.ini. You may be able to get around this by using the ini_set() function in your wp-config.php:

ini_set('upload_max_filesize', '100M');
ini_set('post_max_size', '100M');

You might also want to set max_execution_time in case you're getting timed out before your upload completes.

  • I am sorry but the correct variable values are as shown now (I edited it a while ago) post_max_size=100M, upload_max_file_size=100M and memory_limit=1280M. I did as you said, set max_execution_time to something bigger. But with no luck. I don't think the problem is with the execution time, the process stops right away without showing any sign of progress. Jul 21, 2016 at 12:54

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