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Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#3840 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

WXR imported pages dissapear

Reported by: sunburntkamel's profile sunburntkamel Owned by: technosailor's profile technosailor
Milestone: Priority: low
Severity: normal Version: 2.1
Component: General Keywords: WXR import export pages CMS
Focuses: Cc:


when importing via a wordpress-generated export file (XML file), any pages that have a value for post_parent dissapear from the dashboard ( Manage > Pages ), and must be editted in PHPMyAdmin or similar to assign them a new post_parent value that reflects the new page ID's.

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import.php.diff (1.8 KB) - added by technosailor 17 years ago.
Reupped. Diff on wrong file

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Change History (11)

#1 @sunburntkamel
17 years ago

export environment: IIS, with MySQL 4.1.21-community-nt
PHP Version 4.3.1 CGI/FastCGI

import environment (XAMPP): Apache/2.2.2 (Win32), MySQL - 5.0.21-community-nt, PHP/5.1.4

#2 @jschwanz
17 years ago

I've experienced the same issue. Both environments are LAMP.

#3 @foolswisdom
17 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.1.3 to 2.2

#4 @technosailor
17 years ago

  • Owner changed from anonymous to technosailor

#5 @technosailor
17 years ago

Diff screwed. New one coming with explanation.

17 years ago

Reupped. Diff on wrong file

#6 @technosailor
17 years ago

This patch simply takes source blog ID numbers and places them in a lookup array with new post IDs. This way, we can refer to the the lookup array for proper post_parent associations.

Up for suggestions on a more elegant solution that doesn't query mysql.

#7 @takayukister
17 years ago

Hi technosailor,

I checked this patch and found a defect. In case pretty permalink is used, it can generate incorrect guid. For example, when a page "Child" has a parent page "Parent", the child's guid should be:

But applied this patch, it'll be:

This is because the original importing code uses wp_insert_post() to generate new posts, it needs the post name of the parent page to generate child's guid. So I think it would be safe to process parent first. (I created another patch. If two places are reporting the same issue, should we merge?)

#8 @technosailor
17 years ago


I'm happy if your patch is used. I think the key thing is that _a_ patch gets applied relatively soon. In addition, there are quite a few WXR bugs in trac. Maybe you want to expand your patch to address those issues as well and we can get one of the guys to commit and kill multiple birds with one stone.

Thanks for the feedback.

#9 @ryan
17 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Duping against 4025.

#10 @Nazgul
17 years ago

  • Milestone 2.2 deleted
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