Help! Can't Import XML

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#1

Please help! I’m switching my WordPress.com site to self-hosted with DreamHost. I exported my old WordPress.com data into an XML file, and have then tried importing this file into my new WordPress.org installation on DreamHost, and it is NOT WORKING. The problem is not a size limit issue - the file is only 2 MB and my host’s limit is 7 MB. Also, I do have the importer plugin installed, so that is also not the issue.

I contacted DreamHost and they said that the reason I’m unable to upload the file is because it must be in SQL format, NOT XML format.

Is there anything I can do to import the data into my new site??? Any insights would be greatly appreciated!!


#2

What’s the error exactly? Is it timing out on you when importing? Not importing files correctly?