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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#9237 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

importing a subset of a blog (author export) can result in a page structure without any top level page parent

Reported by: nyoungman's profile nyoungman Owned by:
Milestone: 3.1 Priority: low
Severity: minor Version: 2.7.1
Component: Import Keywords: import, post_parent
Focuses: Cc:


When importing a subset of pages into a new blog using Wordpress XML, it can result with no pages with a page parent of 0.

As a result, the page parent setting doesn't have a drop down, and there is no option for a static page (reading), and links to pages on the public site don't work. The pages view in admin also appears flat, instead of as a hierarchy.

By simply changing the topmost page to page_parent 0 in phpMyAdmin, everything works. Ideally import would give some control over the page parents of top level page(s), or detect the situation where no page_parents of 0 exist.

Change History (4)

#1 @Denis-de-Bernardy
15 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 2.9
  • Priority changed from normal to low
  • Severity changed from normal to minor

#2 @markjaquith
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

Punting, as there is no patch.

#3 @nacin
14 years ago

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

(In [15961]) Importer and exporter overhaul, mega props duck.

Exporter overhaul:

  • Add author information to export
  • Greater usage of slug identifiers
  • Don't export auto-drafts, spam comments, or edit lock/last meta keys
  • Inline documentation improvements
  • Remove filtering for now (@todo)
  • Bump WXR version to 1.1, but remain back compat in the importer

Importer overhaul (

  • Use an XML parser where available (SimpleXML, XML Parser)
  • Proper import support for navigation menus
  • Many bug fixes, specifically improvements to category and custom taxonomy handling
  • Better author/user mapping

Fixes #5447 #5460 #7400 #7973 #8471 #9237 #10319 #11118 #11144 #11354 #11574 #12685 #13364 #13394 #13453 #13454 #13627 #14306 #14442 #14524 #14750 #15055 #15091 #15108.

See #15197.

#4 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 3.1
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