Unable to import dummy data xml file into wordpress importer.

  • Posted July 7, 2014

I have setup wordpress 3.9.1 on ubuntu 32 with nginx.

Whenever I import xml dummy data files, the files uploads till 70% and then starts to reupload and then finally gives up.

I have run the following commands to tackle permission problems

cd /usr/share/nginx/html/

sudo chown www-data:www-data * -R

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /usr/share/nginx/html/
sudo usermod -a -G www-data myusername
sudo chmod -R g+rw /usr/share/nginx/html/

I am now able to install plugins but the above problem persists.

any help is appreciated


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The theme works fine on a shared hosting.

Thanks Andrews I did that it fixed the problem

I am also facing another problem. My homepage is working fine but all my pages show 404 error ? Can you help me with that ?

Thanks again

my error logs say this

2014/07/07 17:30:34 [error] 6385#0: *453 FastCGI sent in stderr: “PHP message: PHP Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreac h() in /usr/share/nginx/html/wp-content/themes/brandon/functions/meta-page.php on line 174” while reading response header from up stream, client:, server:, request: “POST /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php HTTP/1.1”, upstream: “fastcgi:// unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock:”, host: “”, referrer: “

Judging from the error message, you need to increase upload_max_filesize in your php settings. Run:

nano /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini

And set:

upload_max_filesize = 100M
post_max_size = 100M

You might also need to set it in your Nginx configuration as well. Run:

nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

Find and edit the line starting with:

client_max_body_size 100M;

Finally restart both php and Nginx:

sudo service php5-fpm reload
sudo service nginx reload

yes i am getting this error

2014/07/07 16:00:02 [error] 6177#0: *157 client intended to send too large body:
  2434798 bytes, client:, server:, request: "POST /wp-admin/admin.php?import=wordpress&step=1&_wpnonce=1f9719d36b HTTP/1.1", host: "", referrer: " import=wordpress"

Are you seeing any output in Nginx’s error logs?

tail /var/log/nginx/error.log