Transfer from to MU.

I am transferring a website from a onto my Multi Site setup. I did the export from the .org and then on import, it had issues.

I chose the file and then clicked upload and import

I chose the names for author, etc,

I would click to download and import file attachments

Then I click import

After a few minutes, it would give me a 404 error. I may try on a non MU setup next to see if that is an issue. Thoughts?

  • Michael Bissett
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    Hi @sean Scott, welcome to the WPMU DEV Community, hope you’re doing well today! :slight_smile:

    What if you were to try forgoing the image import for the time being, do you get a 404 error then?

    Also, could you please send in the following, so that we can investigate this further:

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    – Include a copy of the WXR file you’re trying to import here

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    Thanks a bunch! :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,


  • Michael Bissett
    • Recruit

    Hey @sean Scott, thanks for your patience here! :slight_smile:

    In regards to what you had said in your email:

    Yes, the import without the images worked. I am guessing it is just too much on the image section. The site I am moving is 400+ posts and tons of images. Most of the images did import. I am guessing I just keep doing the import with images over and over again until it finally all goes? Or is there another way?

    You can try re-importing the file with the images again, or you may wish to give this plugin a shot, it seems promising for something like this:

    Attachment Importer

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance here please! :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,


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