[wp-testers] Export bugs

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Sun May 9 16:36:20 UTC 2010

Can you test your import/export on 2.9.2 for comparison?

On 5/9/10, Walter Jeffries <walterj at sugarmtnfarm.com> wrote:
> 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</
> i></small></center>
> 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. :(
> Cheers,
> Walter Jeffries
> Sugar Mountain Farm, LLC
> Orange, Vermont
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