WordPress, Workflow Tools

xmllint

I recently discovered after trying to import WordPress XML files for a customer that you can use xmllint (within the Command Line or iTerm) to check the validity of the files.

The error message looked like this:

Invalid XML on read in WXR_Large_File_Parser::__construct() for file:///nfs/6a2/156107206/files/2019/01/site-address-here.wordpress.2019-01-09.001.xml_-3.txt (size: 11335507)

After a colleague suggested xmllint, I opened iTerm (equivalent to the Command Line), then made sure to change the directory to where the file were located. For example:

/cd ~/Desktop
xmllint --valid filename.xml

Two files were checked and one of the files produced the following error:

If anyone can translate the error messages (from the screenshot), please let me know!

In the end, I tried the import file again but decided to split the first file 11.3 MB using a WXR splitter and all files were successfully imported. 🎉 🤓

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Automattic
Automattic, WordPress

Howdy Automattic!

Just a quick note to share the news that yesterday was my first official day as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic. The awesome company behind WordPress, Jetpack, Akismet and a whole bunch of cool products.

As many of you know, I’ve always been a huge fan of WordPress so after working at Sydney University for 12 years, let the new adventures begin…

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