[wp-testers] Export bugs

Walter Jeffries walterj at sugarmtnfarm.com
Sun May 9 16:33:58 UTC 2010

I had posted this in the forum and realized it is really here that I  
should post this...

I exported my blog from blogger and they changed it to XML.
I imported the resulting file to a test WP3.0b1 install.
This went well. Careful checking showed that it appears all my stuff  
came across.
Some users did test comments and I created some test pages and posts.
All was working fine.
I upgraded to WP3.0b2 and this appeared to go well.
There were:
Posts: 985 published
Posts: 423 drafts
Pages: 9
Comments: 6,952
Life is good in WP land.
I exported all of my blog from WP3.0b2 to an XML file#2.
I created another WP3.0b2 install on another server.
I imported the XML file#2 to my second WP3.0b2 install.
There are:
Posts: 906 published
Posts: 317 drafts
Pages: 9
Comments: 6,218
Life is not so good in WP Land. A lot of posts and comments were  
lost. Since the import from blogger worked fine I suspect that the  
problem is on the export side. But I did change from 3.0b1 to 3.0b2  
between those imports so no guarantees.

Appears to be a bug in import.

These are test sites. Let me know if I you need more details.

After posting that I found another problem with the exporter in  
3.0b2. It is stripping my code from posts and modifying other code.  
Naughty. For example, I had:

<center><img src="http://SugarMtnFarm.com/blog/uploaded_images2009/ 
PinkPiggyPalace0064w.jpg" /><small><i>Foam Insulation Inside Forms</ 

On exporting WP changed my post to look like this:

<img src="http://SugarMtnFarm.com/blog/uploaded_images2009/ 
PinkPiggyPalace0064w.jpg" alt="" /><br />
<em>Foam Insulation Inside Forms</em>

It stripped my HTML center and changed my i (italic) to em. I like i  
better. It also stripped my small tags. This does not give the same  
look to my pages. I want my pictures centered, my subtitles in  
smaller type and italicized. The export should not be stripping code.

Even if center and i are depreciated WP should still not be stripping  
them without permission since it changes the look and content.

Another bug. :(


Walter Jeffries
Sugar Mountain Farm, LLC
Orange, Vermont

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