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Importing WP eXtended RSS XML file from WP to BP

  • Avatar of KitWit
    KitWit
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    @kitwit

    I’d like to import my wordpress.xml file from my current blog (a regular WP installation) into the BP installation, but I can’t find the commands in the admin of BP to do this. In the XML file, the instructions read as follows:

    <!– This is a WordPress eXtended RSS file generated by WordPress as an export of your blog. –>

    <!– It contains information about your blog’s posts, comments, and categories. –>

    <!– You may use this file to transfer that content from one site to another. –>

    <!– This file is not intended to serve as a complete backup of your blog. –>

    <!– To import this information into a WordPress blog follow these steps. –>

    <!– 1. Log into that blog as an administrator. –>

    <!– 2. Go to Manage: Import in the blog’s admin panels. –>

    <!– 3. Choose “WordPress” from the list. –>

    <!– 4. Upload this file using the form provided on that page. –>

    <!– 5. You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users –>

    <!– on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an –>

    <!– existing user on the blog or to create a new user –>

    <!– 6. WordPress will then import each of the posts, comments, and categories –>

    <!– contained in this file into your blog –>

    Any suggestions? TIA!

    Kit

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  • Avatar of KitWit
    KitWit
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    @kitwit

    Sorry to bump this up the queue, but I’m a little desperate to migrate my content from the WP over to the new MU/BP installation. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks again.

    That ain’t part of BuddyPress, that is WPMU. And it’s not hard to find – it’s here: http://example.com/wp-admin/import.php

    Just do it!

    I did it from an installation of WP2.7.1 by using the export/import feature and it worked well.

    Dumbass me though forgot to transfer the image folders into the WPmu install so of course I am editing all my posts.

    The only problem I found was that my users had to be manually added to mu/bp after the fact, but I did not lose the info in the transfer

    Avatar of KitWit
    KitWit
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    @kitwit

    I’d love to Just Do It, but there is no command in WPMU to do so … where do I find it? And the link that DJ posted doesn’t work … sorry!

    I exported the file, no problem, but I can’t find any way to import it!

    Ideas?

    Well unless you have your install working on example.com, then of course it’s not going to work ;)

    Avatar of KitWit
    KitWit
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    @kitwit

    Thanks DJ … appreciate the pointer … but if I may say so, please remember, though that not everyone in here is a code genius … ! I’ll give it a try and see if that works.

    Thanks very much.

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    KitWit
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    @kitwit

    YEE-HA! It worked! Thanks, DJ! You’re a prince! ;-)

    Kit

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    GKDantas
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    @gkdantas

    Hi Kitwit, how works for you? My XML file have 11MB and I cant import it…

    Avatar of tonyzeoli
    tonyzeoli
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    @tonyzeoli

    I need to reopen this thread to ask the group what I need to do when the Buddypress Import feature experiences a php memory failure halfway through the import.

    I was just importing the xml file and got to around 90 posts (I have over 500), then it crapped out.

    I updated the php.ini file in wp-admin for 128M, but I don’t think changing it to that high a setting on 1and1 helps at all. They state they have a max of 40, but I think they just put that out there and you can actually go over the limit, but I’m not sure.

    I know how to dump my mysql file from my WordPress database on my host. I’m just not sure what would happen if I imported the database from a general WordPress install to the database for a BuddyPress install.

    Here’s what I’m seeing after trying it twice. I see that it see the posts I’ve already added.

    88 Importing attachment http://netmix.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/jam_markspoon1.jpg... (30 kB)
    89 Post Jam & Spoon's Mark Spoon Passes On already exists.
    90 Post Larry Heard's "Can You Feel It" vs. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" Speech already exists.

    Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 33554432) (tried to allocate 524297 bytes) in /homepages/7/d106361195/htdocs/netmix_home/wpmu/wp-admin/import/wordpress.php on line 143

    Anyone suggest and links that can help?

    Avatar of Symm2112
    symm2112
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    @symm2112

    I think the variable you need is memory_max but I could be wrong. I had same problem on my install. You need to have enough mem for script to finish and after you update that, see if you have ability to restart apache on your site.

    Avatar of Windhamdavid
    Windhamdavid
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    @windhamdavid

    an alternative method if you can’t increase your php memory limit is to grab this plugin and then import/export in chunks by date range.

    Avatar of tonyzeoli
    tonyzeoli
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    @tonyzeoli

    I set the memory to 128…so that’s not the issue. I’d like to know how I can export from mysql and import to buddypress and if the table structure is different. That would solve my issue without having to fight with this?

    Avatar of Symm2112
    symm2112
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    @symm2112

    I found that there were a few spots that I needed to change mem limit to import but ok. I used this tutorial to import my install. you have to remember that you’re not importing into Buddypress, you’re importing into wordpress or wordpress MU. Buddypress is just a plugin, not a platform. It ADDS the social features to your wordpress installation.

    http://welcome.totheinter.net/2008/10/04/how-to-migrate-from-wordpress-to-wordpress-mu/

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    I’d go with windhamdavid’s method, since I did use the guide that Symm2112 posted before.

    On that post’s comments, I list a potential problem with categories and custom taxonomies that you might encounter.

    Avatar of tonyzeoli
    tonyzeoli
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    @tonyzeoli

    Right, thanks Symm2112 for the explanation. I am just starting back up learning about Buddypress and forgot the distinction. My install had been sitting dormant, but I’m on the move getting ready to convert everything over on my site.

    I will follow both your, r-a-y and windhamdavid’s instructions and see what I can come up with. The plugin method should be pretty easy to parse out the date ranges and import.

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