New blog working… finally!!!

So, after a few attempts to upload .xml file from OC, I eventually got it working. In time, I will re-link some of the posts with interesting photographs but first I need to upload them on Flickr. Already started but it goes slowly…. well, whatever.

As mentioned, I was having some trouble with uploading, because it never really works THAT fine, especially with a bulk of posts. And the number of my posts is not as big as what some of my OC friends have :faint:

After first attempt I noticed few of my posts missing so I decided to upload the .xml again. First I deleted all of the posts (which, as you may know, go to the Trash folder first). Uploading was fast but then, to my great disappointment, even though I got report e-mail that it was successful, I was missing all the posts from 2009. Β Also, emptying the Trash did not work, so permanently deleting posts was kind of pain in the a**. Eventually, Β third attempt gave the results I expected, unless I find something else :irked:

I will re-post this one in OC too, so the people who have not found me in WP will have a chance to do that. Then I will prepare Opera blog for final shut down.


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33 Responses to New blog working… finally!!!

  1. edward1793 says:

    Wow, what a pain. I guess I lucked out.

    Good to see you here though, very much so. I guess that like on Opera you just have to ‘make the rounds’ to see if your friends have posted. I wish there could be notifiers. Perhaps there are, I haven’t been here long enough to know all the bells and whistles. In any case, I will be stopping by.

    • gdare says:

      You need to check on your settings, there is a place to check for e-mail notifications whenever someone you follow make a new post. Also, there are check boxes under Comments area πŸ™‚

  2. edward1793 says:

    And oh, nice banner. Appropriately Pacific Northwest. :up:

  3. Furie says:

    Seems like I’m the only one who had no trouble in the end. Then again, most of my images were linked from elsewhere so they didn’t have to be uploaded. Even with that I still had to delete hundreds of posts in order to drop the amount of text down to less than the 15MB limit. One tends to waffle on, it seems.

    Welcome to the WordPress, old chap. Try not to get your hands caught in it when pressing the words, and make sure the creases are straightened out first.

    • gdare says:

      Before downloading .xml file, I was deleting some posts that were not important – or that had just a few comments. But there were no more than 15 of them, so more or less I have my entire OC history uploaded here now πŸ™‚ Trouble was .xml file uploading, it didn’t really work the way I expected, but now it’s ok.

  4. Jill Riter says:

    Darko, when you upload to Flickr is there a simple way to do it? I have been downloading everything to an external harddrive. Is this an option for you?

    • gdare says:

      Jill, I have all my photographs in full resolution on an external hard drive. This is just the way it has to be done if you want to save them. And that hard drive is in fire protected box πŸ™‚ As for Flickr, this is where I am uploading all re-sized photographs that I am posting on line – in my blog or FB. And it is very simple: upload photos to something called Photostream and then organize them: by tags or, which I prefer, in sets. Then you can fined and access them easily πŸ™‚

  5. Mit says:

    Glad it worked, finally πŸ™‚

  6. killjoke says:

    I must have been lucky too. Seems all photos in my Opera posts has been converted. Embedded videos are all gone, but that doesn’t matter. I’m not going to bother going through all my old posts, cleaning up broken links and all that. It’s not that important. Anyway, welcome to the Press.

    • Darko says:

      I don’t want to rain on your parade, but when they kill OC one day, you will lose all the photos, too. They are still linked to OC photo albums and/or files 😦

      • Furie says:

        The ones that were files on Opera itself were brought over in the import, only the album images didn’t come over.

        I know we can import multiple blogs to one blog here if we wish so it’s a shame we couldn’t turn each album into a new export file and have them imported as a gallery post each, with the EXIF data determining dates and times of posting.

      • killjoke says:

        I’m not sure about that. I deliberately deleted entire Opera posts with photos directly uploaded to them. The ditto posts on WP still have the photos. Also, when you check the script in the WP posts you’ll see that the images formerly hosted at my.opra now seems to be WP-files.

      • killjoke says:

        Oh, I see Furie already told you about the image situation. Didn’t get that, because I just replied from the notification board, and it only shows replies to your own comments.

  7. Glad you’re here, Kamerad.

  8. Words says:

    Good to see you made it! And managed to get the old posts sorted out.

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