Thank you for your question. It's possible the size or amount of files may be taking a long time, causing you to hit a PHP limitation. Putting Wordpress in debugging mode may help provide a more detailed error.
upload_max_filesize = 256M
This means that 256 MB is the largest file you can upload.
Here is another example:
max_execution_time = 130
This sets how long a script can run (in seconds), in this example it is set to 130 seconds.
You can change (increase) these PHP settings for your entire account by modifying the php.ini file within your public_html folder, then making the file recursive(makes it affect all files/folders).
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
I changed the information in the php.ini file, but when I go into the .htaccess file and add the in information to make it recursive, I save the information, but it's not saving for some reason? I'm opening it in notepad if that makes a difference? Sorry for the hassle. I really appreciate your help.
Thanks for the question -it's no hassle! When you open a file in notepad, you're basically opening a file on your computer. The file is not going be saved on the hosting server. If you're going to use Notepad, you would need to save the file as a ".htaccess", then upload it overwriting the existing file in your public_html folder.
If you want simpler, use the Cpanel File manager and code editor
in order to edit your file. Using the code editor, the lines are numbered and you are editing and saving the file directly on the server.
That way when you save your changes, they're immediately on the server. Try this first, and if you're still having problems please let us know.
2013-06-28 6:33 pm EST
Okay I got the code changed in the .htaccess page, but I'm still getting the long list of "failed to import post tag" and a huge long list of all my blog posts, which say, "Failed to import "title of post" invalid post type". ???
<div style="background-color: #FFF; padding-left: 10px;">Hello Citygirlfarming, sorry to hear you're still having some issues importing your WordPress.com website into your account.
I unfortunately was unable to find a <strong>/blog</strong> directory on your account, or any WordPress <strong>.xml</strong> files to use for the import.
Typically when you're running into a <strong>Failed to import</strong> or <strong>Invalid post type</strong> error, this can be caused by corruption in your backup file. So you might want to try to export it again from <strong>WordPress.com</strong>.
Another common problem I've seen is that sometimes the <strong>.xml</strong> file is too large for the server to process. If this is the case, you can try following these steps to hopefully get things successfully imported:
<li>Download <a href="http://www.7-zip.org/download.html" target="_blank">7-Zip</a> or another file archiver.</li>
<li>Right-click on your WordPress exported <strong>.xml</strong> file -> <strong>7zip</strong> ><strong>Add to Archive</strong></li>
<li>For the <strong>Archive format</strong> option, select <strong>gzip</strong>.</li>
<p>Here is a small video of this in action:</p>
<p><a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/images/stories/7-zip/wordpress-export-to-7zip.gif" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/images/stories/7-zip/wordpress-export-to-7zip.gif"></a></p>
<li>Try to upload the <strong>.gz</strong> file instead of your <strong>.xml</strong> one into WordPress.</li>
<li>Depending on the size of your file, you might need to adjust these values in your <strong>php.ini</strong> file as well:
<p class="code_block" style="width: 350px;">default_socket_timeout = 600
max_execution_time = 600
upload_max_filesize = 256M</p></li>
Please let us know if you're still encountering any issues at all.