One Scenario Where The Medium.com Import Tool Fails
Some missing metadata on your site could be the cause of not being able to import your story into medium.com.
For the last few hours, I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to understand why the Import Tool on medium.com wasn’t working for an article on my blog.
After much trial and error, it turned out that adding the
Open Graph protocol
og:type resolved my issue.
The changes I made were to first register the Open Graph prefix of
og: by adding the prefix attribute to my
<html lang="en" prefix="og: http://ogp.me/ns#">
Then within the
<head> tag, I ensured the
og:type metadata was set along with
<meta property="og:type" content="article"> <meta property="og:title" content="..."> <meta property="og:description" content="...">
After these changes, the Import Tool worked fine. I hope this information might help prevent someone else from the same headache I’ve had with this issue!
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