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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#7694 closed enhancement (invalid)

Blogger Importer Should Include Helpful Text

Reported by: technosailor Owned by:
Milestone: WordPress.org Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Import Keywords: needs-docs
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Specifically:

  • Only Blogger Accounts hosted directly on Blogspot can be imported. To import a Blogger blog on a self-hosted domain, Change your publishing Settings to use Blogspot instead (self hosted blog content will not be lost during the import and Settings can be redirected after import completes)
  • User accounts should already be created in WordPress to properly map multiple authors

Change History (12)

comment:1 Otto426 years ago

Actually, I think you can import any blogger account *except* those that are set to publish via FTP. If you're using the other method of using your own domain name, then that will import fine.

comment:2 technosailor6 years ago

There's three modes. Blogger-hosted, FTP or SFTP. The importer won't import FTP or SFTP (verified).

comment:3 Otto426 years ago

Yes, I was just distinguishing between the *.blogspot.com address and the "Publish on a custom domain" option. Both of those work fine with the importer, it's the FTP modes that don't work.

comment:4 janeforshort6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.7 to 2.9

comment:5 thee175 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Import
  • Owner anonymous deleted

comment:6 ryan4 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

comment:7 westi4 years ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Marking as the enhancement that it is not as a bug.

comment:8 hakre4 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

If someone provides the helpfull text I can write a patch.

comment:9 hakre4 years ago

Related: #7695

comment:10 mercime4 years ago

Feedback:
Blogger blog service via FTP or SFTP ended May 1, 2010. Only blogger-hosted accounts are available now. Ref. See http://blogger-ftp.blogspot.com/2010/01/deprecating-ftp.html

comment:11 ocean903 years ago

  • Keywords needs-docs added; reporter-feedback importer blogger removed
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to WordPress.org

comment:12 Otto423 years ago

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

FTP sites no longer exist on blogger, and this is getting a refactoring anyway. Closing as invalid.

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