I'm trying to migrate my self-hosted WP blog to WordPress.com, images included.
Originally images were hosted on various image-hosting websites, but I've used this plugin to cache and upload them to my self-hosted WP media library. Now posts have image tags in this format:
<img src="http://mywebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2033_l.jpg" alt="" />
I've exported my blog to XML, and used the import tool on WordPress.com. The blog is imported fine, and all images have been added to WordPress.com media library.
However, image urls in each post still link to my self-hosted (old) blog.
I've contacted their support regarding this issue, and they say I have to change each of the 650~ image urls manually.
Is there an easy way of doing this? I can do a search & replace on the exported XML file, but there must be some easier way of importing the urls correctly.