New Version of Serendipity (s9y) to WordPress Importer Available

There is a new version of the Serendipity importer available for WordPress. It can be downloaded at here. Note: The old location no longer works.

This version is a bugfix version addressing issues of unassociated comments and unassociated categories. This should be considered a beta release until I get more user feedback.

To use, upload

1
serendipity.php

to your WordPress blog in the

1
wp-admin/import

directory.

Aaron Brazell

Aaron Brazell is a Baltimore, MD-based WordPress developer, a co-founder at WP Engine, WordPress core contributor and author. He wrote the book WordPress Bible and has been publishing on the web since 2000. You can follow him on Twitter, on his personal blog and view his photography at The Aperture Filter.

178 thoughts on “New Version of Serendipity (s9y) to WordPress Importer Available

  1. Worked really smoothly except that the entries didn’t go into their respective categories. But that’s okay. It’s still quicker than copying and pasting! :) Thanks!

  2. Hi

    Im getting this error when i get to importing the comment:

    Importing Comments…

    WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]
    SELECT comment_post_ID FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author = ‘mule’ AND comment_date = ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′

    ( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/pwn.no-ip.org/wordpress/wp-admin/import/serendipity.php on line 51
    Call Stack
    # Time Function Location
    1 2.0075 {main}( ) ../admin.php:0
    2 19.0969 call_user_func ( ??? ) ../admin.php:103
    3 19.0969 Serendipity_Import->dispatch( ) ../admin.php:0
    4 19.0977 Serendipity_Import->import_comments( ) ../serendipity.php:605
    5 19.1062 Serendipity_Import->comments2wp( ??? ) ../serendipity.php:492
    6 19.1118 find_comment_parent( ???, ??? ) ../serendipity.php:424

    WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]
    INSERT INTO wp_comments (comment_post_ID, comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url, comment_author_IP, comment_date, comment_date_gmt, comment_content, comment_approved, comment_agent, comment_type, comment_parent, user_id) VALUES (”, ‘****’, ‘****@yahoo.co.uk’, ”, ’62.252.0.11′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ‘*****’, ’1′, ”, ”, ’0′, ’0′)

    It seems odd that its trying to select comments from s9y_db.wp_comments which is the wordpress table but in the s9y db?!
    Any ideas how i could hack the script to sort this out?

    many thanks
    Edd

  3. HiIm getting this error when i get to importing the comment:Importing Comments…WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]SELECT comment_post_ID FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author = ‘mule’ AND comment_date = ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/pwn.no-ip.org/wordpress/wp-admin/import/serendipity.php on line 51Call Stack# Time Function Location1 2.0075 {main}( ) ../admin.php:02 19.0969 call_user_func ( ??? ) ../admin.php:1033 19.0969 Serendipity_Import->dispatch( ) ../admin.php:04 19.0977 Serendipity_Import->import_comments( ) ../serendipity.php:6055 19.1062 Serendipity_Import->comments2wp( ??? ) ../serendipity.php:4926 19.1118 find_comment_parent( ???, ??? ) ../serendipity.php:424WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]INSERT INTO wp_comments (comment_post_ID, comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url, comment_author_IP, comment_date, comment_date_gmt, comment_content, comment_approved, comment_agent, comment_type, comment_parent, user_id) VALUES (”, ‘****’, ‘****@yahoo.co.uk’, ”, ’62.252.0.11′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ‘*****’, ’1′, ”, ”, ’0′, ’0′)It seems odd that its trying to select comments from s9y_db.wp_comments which is the wordpress table but in the s9y db?!Any ideas how i could hack the script to sort this out?many thanksEdd

  4. HiIm getting this error when i get to importing the comment:Importing Comments…WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]SELECT comment_post_ID FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author = ‘mule’ AND comment_date = ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/pwn.no-ip.org/wordpress/wp-admin/import/serendipity.php on line 51Call Stack# Time Function Location1 2.0075 {main}( ) ../admin.php:02 19.0969 call_user_func ( ??? ) ../admin.php:1033 19.0969 Serendipity_Import->dispatch( ) ../admin.php:04 19.0977 Serendipity_Import->import_comments( ) ../serendipity.php:6055 19.1062 Serendipity_Import->comments2wp( ??? ) ../serendipity.php:4926 19.1118 find_comment_parent( ???, ??? ) ../serendipity.php:424WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]INSERT INTO wp_comments (comment_post_ID, comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url, comment_author_IP, comment_date, comment_date_gmt, comment_content, comment_approved, comment_agent, comment_type, comment_parent, user_id) VALUES (”, ‘****’, ‘****@yahoo.co.uk’, ”, ’62.252.0.11′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ‘*****’, ’1′, ”, ”, ’0′, ’0′)It seems odd that its trying to select comments from s9y_db.wp_comments which is the wordpress table but in the s9y db?!Any ideas how i could hack the script to sort this out?many thanksEdd

  5. HiIm getting this error when i get to importing the comment:Importing Comments…WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]SELECT comment_post_ID FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author = ‘mule’ AND comment_date = ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/pwn.no-ip.org/wordpress/wp-admin/import/serendipity.php on line 51Call Stack# Time Function Location1 2.0075 {main}( ) ../admin.php:02 19.0969 call_user_func ( ??? ) ../admin.php:1033 19.0969 Serendipity_Import->dispatch( ) ../admin.php:04 19.0977 Serendipity_Import->import_comments( ) ../serendipity.php:6055 19.1062 Serendipity_Import->comments2wp( ??? ) ../serendipity.php:4926 19.1118 find_comment_parent( ???, ??? ) ../serendipity.php:424WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]INSERT INTO wp_comments (comment_post_ID, comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url, comment_author_IP, comment_date, comment_date_gmt, comment_content, comment_approved, comment_agent, comment_type, comment_parent, user_id) VALUES (”, ‘****’, ‘****@yahoo.co.uk’, ”, ’62.252.0.11′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ‘*****’, ’1′, ”, ”, ’0′, ’0′)It seems odd that its trying to select comments from s9y_db.wp_comments which is the wordpress table but in the s9y db?!Any ideas how i could hack the script to sort this out?many thanksEdd

  6. HiIm getting this error when i get to importing the comment:Importing Comments…WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]SELECT comment_post_ID FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author = ‘mule’ AND comment_date = ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/pwn.no-ip.org/wordpress/wp-admin/import/serendipity.php on line 51Call Stack# Time Function Location1 2.0075 {main}( ) ../admin.php:02 19.0969 call_user_func ( ??? ) ../admin.php:1033 19.0969 Serendipity_Import->dispatch( ) ../admin.php:04 19.0977 Serendipity_Import->import_comments( ) ../serendipity.php:6055 19.1062 Serendipity_Import->comments2wp( ??? ) ../serendipity.php:4926 19.1118 find_comment_parent( ???, ??? ) ../serendipity.php:424WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]INSERT INTO wp_comments (comment_post_ID, comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url, comment_author_IP, comment_date, comment_date_gmt, comment_content, comment_approved, comment_agent, comment_type, comment_parent, user_id) VALUES (”, ‘****’, ‘****@yahoo.co.uk’, ”, ’62.252.0.11′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ‘*****’, ’1′, ”, ”, ’0′, ’0′)It seems odd that its trying to select comments from s9y_db.wp_comments which is the wordpress table but in the s9y db?!Any ideas how i could hack the script to sort this out?many thanksEdd

  7. HiIm getting this error when i get to importing the comment:Importing Comments…WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]SELECT comment_post_ID FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author = ‘mule’ AND comment_date = ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/pwn.no-ip.org/wordpress/wp-admin/import/serendipity.php on line 51Call Stack# Time Function Location1 2.0075 {main}( ) ../admin.php:02 19.0969 call_user_func ( ??? ) ../admin.php:1033 19.0969 Serendipity_Import->dispatch( ) ../admin.php:04 19.0977 Serendipity_Import->import_comments( ) ../serendipity.php:6055 19.1062 Serendipity_Import->comments2wp( ??? ) ../serendipity.php:4926 19.1118 find_comment_parent( ???, ??? ) ../serendipity.php:424WordPress database error: [Table 'commune_s9y.wp_comments' doesn't exist]INSERT INTO wp_comments (comment_post_ID, comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url, comment_author_IP, comment_date, comment_date_gmt, comment_content, comment_approved, comment_agent, comment_type, comment_parent, user_id) VALUES (”, ‘****’, ‘****@yahoo.co.uk’, ”, ’62.252.0.11′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ’2005-02-12 20:10:23′, ‘*****’, ’1′, ”, ”, ’0′, ’0′)It seems odd that its trying to select comments from s9y_db.wp_comments which is the wordpress table but in the s9y db?!Any ideas how i could hack the script to sort this out?many thanksEdd

  8. I use serendipity v0.8x or something which is quite old.
    I now want to migrate to use wp v2.5 for my site auctionwire.info

    Does your importer work for that?

    thanks

  9. I use serendipity v0.8x or something which is quite old.I now want to migrate to use wp v2.5 for my site auctionwire.infoDoes your importer work for that?thanks

  10. I use serendipity v0.8x or something which is quite old.I now want to migrate to use wp v2.5 for my site auctionwire.infoDoes your importer work for that?thanks

  11. I use serendipity v0.8x or something which is quite old.I now want to migrate to use wp v2.5 for my site auctionwire.infoDoes your importer work for that?thanks

  12. I use serendipity v0.8x or something which is quite old.I now want to migrate to use wp v2.5 for my site auctionwire.infoDoes your importer work for that?thanks

  13. I use serendipity v0.8x or something which is quite old.I now want to migrate to use wp v2.5 for my site auctionwire.infoDoes your importer work for that?thanks

  14. Hi! I had a few problems with this. My categories weren't being imported properly, and it repeatedly timed out on me.It was incorrecly using the id of the created WordPress post to look up the old S9Y post, which I fixed, as well as adjusting the timeout delay, and breaking up the work of importing the posts into smaller steps.Seemed to solve the problem.See the revised version (which I called 1.2) at http://michael.tyson.id.au/626-serendipity-s9y-

  15. I have saas installations of s9y and wp 2.7, and I am not a developer. s9y blog hosted at netsol as is my wp 2.7 blog; however don’t know whether they’re on the same server. It looks like this plugin only for running on the same box. Am I wasting my time playing with this, or can I use? Thanks-

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