Blogger Import Authentication Broken For Some People

In a thread that dates back to three months ago on the WordPress.org support forums, users are again reporting that when trying to import content from Blogger into WordPress using Bloggers authentication method, they receive an AuthSub Token error and are unable to continue with the import process. However, thanks to some quick actions on the part of the WordPress.com support team, WordPress.com users are able to import from blogger just fine using the authentication method but WordPress.org users are still stuck in the dark.

One solution that has been published which appears to be working for a number of people is a service called BloggerToWP.com which links to a plugin called Blogger Importer. The secondary solution offered is a specific URL called Blogger2WordPress.appspot.com which contains a form where you upload your Blogger export file and it will be translated into a WordPress XML WXR file. However, due to PHP configurations on shared hosting servers, folks have been running into the issue of the XML file being too large to import since most hosts only allow 2MB files to be uploaded. If you fall into this group, I suggest you send a trouble ticket to your web host to temporarily have that limit increased until your import has completed.

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  1. Hi Jeffro,

    This is Rahul from BloggerToWP team.
    Thanks for the mention. :-)

    Otto is right that it was matter of minor fixes. But for the same reason, I feel that it should have been fixed earlier.
    Three months is way too much time to fix a small error like this. So I fixed and released the update myself.
    I believe this update, prompted wordpress developers to release 0.3 instantly.
    Had I know this before, I would have found some time for this earlier. ;-)

    @otto
    I am surprised that, blogger-importer is now distributed as a wordpress plugin.
    Then why it’s not in the component list of plugin’s trac?
    Anyway thanks for the quick fix. :-)

    Thanks,
    -Rahul

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  2. The importers got moved to plugins around 3.0. I don’t know the reasoning there.

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  3. @Otto – I checked detailed list of component and blogger-importer is missing from the component list.
    I manually added this component in drop-down list using firebug (thinking it might be UI glitch) but I still got warning on submission.
    May be core wordpress import/export tools, were added differently to plugin repo so “trac” has no “track of them”. Or may be just only moderators or automattic members can work on them.
    I hope you will figure it out. :-)

    Off-topic – On http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ we have link to add new forum topics. Can you add a direct link to add new “trac” ticket. Will help IMHO.

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