Sydney demo content won't install under wordpress 4.9.1

The sydney-demo-content.xml available here https://athemes.com/download/sydney-demo-content/
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File Size 420.71 KB
Create Date March 12, 2015
is actually 738kb and running it produces reams of errors like those appended below the verification that I turned of Sydney’s Plug Ins and tried again (appended using Copy and Paste). I didn’t think it worth including all the error messages as they’re much of a muchness.
The ‘Already exists’ errors may be the result of my first run when I didn’t save the errors.
That the demo content isn’t properly installed is proven by the lack of the new sections etc appearing on the page.
Love & respect,
Psy <3
Faith : Hope : Unity
United World Awakening WWW.UWA.Org
APPENDED ERROR MESSAGES:
The following recommended plugins are currently inactive: Page Builder by SiteOrigin and Sydney Toolbox - custom posts and fields for the Sydney theme.
Begin activating plugins | Dismiss this notice
Dismiss this notice.
THE ERRORS ARE THE SAME WHETHER I HAVE THE PLUGINS ENABLED OR DISABLED: HERE ARE SOME
Failed to create new user for admin. Their posts will be attributed to the current user.
Failed to create new user for vlad. Their posts will be attributed to the current user.
Failed to create new user for chuck. Their posts will be attributed to the current user.
Failed to import pa_color Black
Failed to import pa_color Blue
Failed to import product_cat Clothing
Failed to import product_visibility exclude-from-catalog
Failed to import product_visibility exclude-from-search
Failed to import product_type external
Failed to import product_visibility featured
Failed to import pa_color Green
Failed to import product_type grouped
Failed to import product_cat Hoodies
Failed to import product_cat Music
Failed to import product_visibility outofstock
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Failed to import Media “alley-463479_1920 (1)”
Page “Sample Page” already exists.
Page “My blog page” already exists.
Page “” already exists.
Page “Sample Page” already exists.
Page “My front page” already exists.
Page “” already exists.
Page “Contact” already exists.
Page “Contact” already exists.
Page “Individual header image” already exists.
Page “Cart” already exists.
Failed to import “Woo Logo”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Premium Quality”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Ninja Silhouette”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Patient Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Post “Just a simple post” already exists.
Post “A day at the office” already exists.
Post “Don’t miss our next event” already exists.
Post “Just a crowded street” already exists.
Failed to import “Happy Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Page “Shop” already exists.
Page “Checkout” already exists.
Page “My Account” already exists.
Page “Pricing tables” already exists.
Failed to import “Enterprise plan”: Invalid post type pricing_tables
Failed to import “Developer plan”: Invalid post type pricing_tables
Failed to import “Agency plan”: Invalid post type pricing_tables
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea - Black”: Invalid post type product_variation
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea - Green”: Invalid post type product_variation
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea - Black”: Invalid post type product_variation
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea - Blue”: Invalid post type product_variation
[…]

Hello,

You can try to use the demo content file from this documentation page:
http://docs.athemes.com/article/242-quick-start-guide-sydney-pro

Also you can try automatic import, it’s described on the page that I mentioned above.

Please feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.

Kind Regards, Roman.

Dearest (being the one and only I know) Roman,
Thank you very much for such a helpful and fast response! :slight_smile:
I tried both methods, first manually, which again resulted in errors (APPENDED 2) though this may be because of earlier failed attempts on the earlier version of the demo XML, then via the automatic plugin, which worked a lot better, although I see just a few elements failed to install, again probably because of earlier failures, here’s the messages I got:
" Import Demo Data
[WARNING] Failed to import product_type external
[WARNING] Failed to import product_type grouped
[WARNING] Failed to import product_type simple
[WARNING] Failed to import product_type variable
The demo import has finished, but there were some import errors. More details about the errors can be found in this log file (APPENDED 1)
I’m very pleased to at long last be improving the content and appearance of this nigh-on 20 years old website, namely uwa.org.
I will probably start over with a fresh install of WordPress when I’ve played around enough to’ve got to grips with customisation and will update this thread let you know if all the errors then go away.
Thanks again for your kind help,
Deepest Brotherly Love & respect,
Psy <3 = Mario :slight_smile: Simon Barnsley
Faith : Hope : Unity
United World Awakening www.uwa.org
Please Friend or Follow me on FB - I can be found by searching for psy@uwa.org :slight_smile:
APPENDIX 1: LOG FILE FROM AUTOMATIC IMPORT THAT WORKED:
—Downloaded files—
The import files for: Demo content were successfully downloaded!
Initial max execution time = 30
Files info:
Site URL = http://uwa.org/WordPress
Data file = /home/cluster-sites/4/u/uwa.org/public_html/WordPress/wp-content/themes/sydney/demo-content/demo-content.xml
Widget file = /home/cluster-sites/4/u/uwa.org/public_html/WordPress/wp-content/themes/sydney/demo-content/demo-widgets.wie
Customizer file = not defined!
Redux files:
not defined!

New AJAX call!
[WARNING] Failed to import product_type external
[WARNING] Failed to import product_type grouped
[WARNING] Failed to import product_type simple
[WARNING] Failed to import product_type variable

—Importing widgets—
sidebar-above-header : Sidebar does not exist in theme (moving widget to Inactive)
Search - No Title - Widget already exists
Recent Posts - No Title - Widget already exists
Recent Comments - No Title - Widget already exists
Archives - No Title - Widget already exists
Categories - No Title - Widget already exists
Meta - No Title - Widget already exists
Sidebar :
Search - No Title - Imported
Recent Posts - No Title - Imported
Calendar - No Title - Imported
Footer 1 :
Sydney: Video - No Title - Imported
Footer 2 :
Text - No Title - Imported
Footer 3 :
Sydney: Contact info - Get in touch - Imported

APPENDIX 2: ERROR MESSAGES FROM ATTEMPT TO MANUALLY INSTALL:
WordPressImportIssue
Failed to create new user for admin. Their posts will be attributed to the current user.
Failed to import pa_color Black
Failed to import pa_color Blue
Failed to import product_visibility exclude-from-catalog
Failed to import product_visibility exclude-from-search
Failed to import product_type external
Failed to import product_visibility featured
Failed to import pa_color Green
Failed to import product_type grouped
Failed to import product_visibility outofstock
Failed to import product_visibility rated-1
Failed to import product_visibility rated-2
Failed to import product_visibility rated-3
Failed to import product_visibility rated-4
Failed to import product_visibility rated-5
Failed to import product_type simple
Failed to import product_type variable
Failed to import product_cat Clothing
Failed to import product_cat Hoodies
Failed to import product_cat Music
Failed to import product_cat Posters
Failed to import product_cat Singles
Failed to import product_cat T-shirts
Failed to import product_cat Albums
Failed to import Media “pexels-photo-245208”
Failed to import Media “OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA”
Failed to import Media “wasylko-studio-canon-nikon-74453”
Failed to import Media “pexels-photo-196658”
Failed to import Media “desk-office-computer-work”
Failed to import Media “pexels-photo-509819”
Failed to import Media “pexels-photo-509819”
Failed to import Media “black-and-white-creative-desk-pen”
Failed to import Media “business-time-clock-clocks-48770”
Failed to import Media “office-work-desk-computer-81363”
Failed to import Media “pexels-photo-310435”
Failed to import Media “pexels-photo-332825”
Failed to import Media “woman-hand-smartphone-desk”
Failed to import Media “pexels-photo-115655”
Failed to import Media “sackcloth-sackcloth-textured-laptop-ipad-159674 (1)”
Failed to import Media “mockup”
Failed to import Media “mockup”
Failed to import Media “emp5”
Failed to import Media “emp6”
Failed to import Media “3”
Failed to import Media “People Hands Checking Newspaper Working”
Failed to import Media “Businessman standing and reading newspaper”
Failed to import Media “People Looking Choosing at Colleagues Photo”
Failed to import Media “1”
Failed to import Media “2”
Failed to import Media “3”
Failed to import Media “4”
Failed to import Media “5”
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Failed to import Media “Startup Business People Looking on Strategy Board Information”
Failed to import “Billy Richards”: Invalid post type employees
Failed to import “Jane Doe”: Invalid post type employees
Failed to import “Client 1”: Invalid post type clients
Failed to import “Client 2”: Invalid post type clients
Failed to import “Client 3”: Invalid post type clients
Failed to import “Client 4”: Invalid post type clients
Failed to import “Client 5”: Invalid post type clients
Failed to import “John Stevens”: Invalid post type employees
Failed to import Media “pexels-photo-4502791”
Failed to import Media “black-and-white-creative-desk-pen (1)”
Post “Just a simple post” already exists.
Post “A day at the office” already exists.
Post “Don’t miss our next event” already exists.
Failed to import “Developer plan”: Invalid post type pricing_tables
Failed to import “Agency plan”: Invalid post type pricing_tables
Post “Just a crowded street” already exists.
Failed to import “Enterprise plan”: Invalid post type pricing_tables
Failed to import “Woo Single #1”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Single #2”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Album #1”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Album #2”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Album #3”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Logo”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Logo”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Premium Quality”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Ninja Silhouette”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Happy Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Happy Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Ninja Silhouette”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Singles”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Album #4”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Woo Logo”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Design”: Invalid post type services
Failed to import “Photography”: Invalid post type services
Failed to import “Strategy”: Invalid post type services
Failed to import “Development”: Invalid post type services
Failed to import “Free coffee”: Invalid post type services
Failed to import “Project alpha”: Invalid post type projects
Failed to import “Project beta”: Invalid post type projects
Failed to import “Project gamma”: Invalid post type projects
Failed to import “Project delta”: Invalid post type projects
Failed to import “Project epsilon”: Invalid post type projects
Failed to import “Project stigma”: Invalid post type projects
Failed to import “Woo Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Premium Quality”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Flying Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Patient Ninja”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea - Blue, XL”: Invalid post type product_variation
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea - Black, L”: Invalid post type product_variation
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea - Green”: Invalid post type product_variation
Failed to import “Ship Your Idea - Black”: Invalid post type product_variation
Failed to import “John Doe”: Invalid post type testimonials
Failed to import “Global coverage”: Invalid post type services
Failed to import “James Stevens”: Invalid post type testimonials
Failed to import “Our company was founded”: Invalid post type timeline-events
Failed to import “First major contract”: Invalid post type timeline-events
Failed to import “Our 5 year birthday”: Invalid post type timeline-events
Failed to import “Contact footer”: Invalid post type wpcf7_contact_form

All done. Have fun!
Remember to update the passwords and roles of imported users.

Warnings regarding products appear when there is no WooCommerce plugin installed and activated, so it’s okay for free Sydney theme.

You can try to rebuild your website in a staging environment or locally and see if it works as it should (then you will be able to move rebuilt website to production environment). Please remember about importance of regular full site backups (files and database):
https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups

Here are helpful tutorials:



Kind Regards, Roman.