Importing large wordpress site from wordpress.com causes 500 errror
Author: admin admin Reference Number: AA-00402 Views: 5423 Created: 2014-06-14 10:43 Last Updated: 2014-06-14 11:16 0 Rating/ Voters

If you are importing a large site from wordpress.com using the xml file method, when at stage 2 of the import ( where we download the uploads from wordpress.com site ) if there is over 1gb of uploads on your wordpress.com site,  then you may receive a 500 error, dont panic !

This is caused by an apache web server timeout,  the download of your uploads is still progressing in the background on our server.  You should wait for around 1 hour, then retry the import, if it fails again, repeat the process till it imports successfully.

If you see any messages like : Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted, then you should edit the file

wp-includes/default-constants.php

and locate the line :

define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );

and change this to

 define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '1024M' );


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