[wp-hackers] Little problem while importing Wordpress.com WXR into regular wordpress installation...

Joost de Valk joost at yoast.com
Sun Dec 6 08:59:18 UTC 2009

Viper's Video Quick Tags would be of help here:


Although I don't know whether it supports that specific syntax, if it
doesn't, you might have to change it to


That's quite easily done using this plugin:


Hope that helps,


On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Davit Barbakadze <jayarjo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wordpress.com let's users to embed youtube videos (and some others)
> using following syntax:
> [youtube=http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=VWE7oVKe2Ws]
> Now when we did export from Wordpress.com and imported WXR into
> regular wordpress installation, all we get in the post is that tag in
> textual representation. No resolution into embed video happens. I
> guess it's because regular wordpress doesn't support this syntax. Is
> there any plugin that does mimic such behavior? Or any hack to turn
> those tags into embeds?
> I know it's possible to write a plugin, but maybe there already exists one?
> --
> Davit Barbakadze
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