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Importing Movable Type Images (1 post)

  1. matt1005
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello all,

    This is my first question on the WordPress forums and I have done some searching around already without any success.

    I need to migrate a Movable Type blog into WordPress. I exported a blog from MT and imported the posts into WP.

    I've been asked if I can migrate the images as well... but there doesn't seem to be any clear cut way to do this. So I've been thinking about it and I have an idea but want to see if it'll work.

    Idea: move all of the images to the WordPress server and hack htaccess or some other WP configuration file to point the existing URLs for these images from the MT posts to point to where I've uploaded them on WP.

    Does that make sense? Would it work? It would be extremely time consuming and tedious and frankly stupid to try to modify all of the URLs from these posts I've imported. I want to know if I can leave the posts as they are and just upload the images to someplace like:

    wp-content/blogs.dir/3/files

    on the filesystem of the WP install and then just do some hacking to point all of the URLs in the posts' HTML to this location.

    If anyone has any ideas, let me know. Thanks!

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