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B2Evo Importer

  • Ok. Last chance. I’ve requested it many, many times, but so far, everyone has zoomed right by it. I was asked to send in a DB dump of my site, and nada. I’m asking for a B2 Evolution to WordPress importer. I was considering trying to go through MT, but with their changes, I’m not even sure that is a good idea. Can someone either come up with an Evo to WP importer, or a template to go from B2Evo to MT to WP? Thanks in advance.

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  • Guess that answers that. If anyone gets around to one of these, please let me know, as I’m still intrested.

    smikwily, Generally folks do not answer things they cannot deal with, and there is no importer for b2evo blogs.
    I would be glad to change the b2 importer, or something to get this to work for you, but for that I would have to install b2evo, and then try to look at the tables and stuff.
    I beleive b2evo is a branch off of b2, so this should not be too difficult, however I cannot do this unless I have access to a running b2evo blog, and the associated tables. Same is the case with others, more or less, I guess.

    I’d be happy to work on this since I was actually working on an MT to b2evo importer before I gave up on that and moved straight on to WP :p But I’ll try to work on this over the next few days and get you something that you can test out at your end 🙂

    Let me know what you need and I can get it for you, as I’m running a evo site. I can get you a DB dump, although I’ve held off upgrading to the latest version, fearing that when I do move, I’ll miss the chance. Let me know what version of DB you need and I’ll upgrade to that point.

    I’m using the latest b2evo to write my converter but I don’t think there has been too much of a change in table structures from older versions – though I might be totally wrong. Let me write the converter, we’ll test it out on your site and if it fails, then modify it accordingly 🙂

    OK, posted this yesterday but the server change seems to have wiped that one :p I’ve created a b2evo to WP importer and it seems to work fine on the test database that I installed. One thing to keep in mind is that though I do have an option to select the b2evo blog to import, it really doesn’t work – it simply all existing entries at the moment since I’m not sure how b2evo users want to import their entries due to the wacky category-based blog definition system b2evo uses :p Anyway, try the script out and let me know how it goes for you. It can be found at: http://sm.farook.org/files/b2evo2wp.phps

    Got updated last nite late before bed and tried the importer once or twice. Think it only pulled a few records, but I’ll play with it a bit more today and tonite and see if I have any additional luck.

    I know it’s not nice to triple post, but wanted to give you a big thanks. I hate those people who “one hit wonder” for things, disappearing after their wish is granted. Thanks again for your hard work.

    Could you send me an SQL dump of your b2evo data by any chance? If you can, a link to download the file from is sufficient, if you don’t want to e-mail me the stuff 🙂

    Fahim, I emailed a link to you via the email address listed on your website. If you need anything else, let me know.

    Contrary to common belief, the common root of both apps doesn’t help a lot here. DB structures are way off from each other and writer a clean importer from one to the other is as complex as for any other pair of random blogtools out there.

    btw: there is a very good MT to b2evo script available.. just google and you shall find..

    If someone can get me from Evo to MT, I can go from MT to WP. I have no problems going that route, but was unsure of how to go that way either. I have done a fair share of digging, but haven’t found anything yet.

    Actually, the DB structures are not that dissimilar – in fact, the latest version of b2evo seems to get even closer to the WP structures from what I saw of the structures in writing my b2evo to WP importer. But the problem seems to be that the b2evo database structures do change (or at least *have* changed) and so an importer script might not always work except for that particular release. Oh well :p

    Thanks again Fahim. Seems the new version worked pretty well. If I find any issues, I’ll be sure to post them.
    Checking the DB, it appears the post_date_gmt in wp_posts didn’t get filled in, although it doesn’t appear to cause any issues currently.
    I didn’t use many of the bells and whistles in the previous versions, so I can’t verify if any of those work.

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