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Is there a way to import from blogdrive.com to wordpress? (12 posts)

  1. megiddo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is there a way to import from blogdrive.com to wordpress?

    I have a blog at http://megiddo.blogdrive.com/ and I'd like to move it to another site running wordpress. Is there a way I could do this?

  2. megiddo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    anyone?

  3. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm not aware of a specific import script that will do blogdrive.com imports. Maybe one of the WordPressers out there who knows databases really well could whip something up. They would have to know how your db is structured, however.

  4. megiddo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks NuclearMoose. Does anyone know of any script/program that would be able to do this?

  5. Madsen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi megiddo

    This is probably not very helpful but...

    Do you have an upgraded account at blogdrive.com? If you do, you have the option to do a backup of the DB...unfortunately I don't know how to extract the posts from that DB.

    I switched from blogdrive to WP a year ago and had to bite the bullet...I couldn't find a script or the like to extract the data I needed, but as NMoose writes maybe someone can come up with something...

    Good luck...

  6. megiddo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I do not currently have the upgraded account, but I would be glad to get it if I'd be able to get the posts into WP

  7. megiddo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Don't make me get on my knees and beg here!

  8. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Whoa, not pretty.

    I'm not sure this helps, but does BlogDrive provide a way of exporting to any other blogging tool? For example, MovableType? Going through an intermediate format may be a way of moving your BlogDrive posts to WordPress.

    Also, do you have a way of exporting posts to RSS?

  9. megiddo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I went through technical support, begging for information on whether I could export or not. The answer is: No, absolutely not.

    All well, guess it'll be copying everything by hand for me!

    One thing I want to know, though, is WordPress is able to export to a good format, right? Hopefully a format that's usable by other blogs in case I ever want to change again....

  10. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    "WordPress is able to export to a good format, right?"

    Uh, in a way.

    WordPress doesn't provide a built-in method, but when you can export (i.e. backup) the database, you do have a way to grab the blog content and make use of it elsewhere.

    One way of backing things up:

    http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2003/12/31/now-restore-and-backup-in-the-same-script/

  11. And, here's another way via phpmyadmin:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/backup/

  12. Zaaba
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is a way to export blogdrive entries to Movabletype. I found a template that would do that here: http://design.blogdrive.com/archive/cm-6_cy-2004_m-6_d-4_y-2004_o-145.html

    After that is over, all you need is to import the entries from MT into WP via: http://wordpress.org/docs/tutorials/import-mt/

    Hope that helped! Solution might be a wee bit late but better late than never :P

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