[resolved] Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place (9 posts)

  1. mashby
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have a friend who has an old version of MovableType (MT) installed for his blog. Something went awry and I attempted to fix it to no avail. So I installed the latest version of MT, but it's clearly "stuck on stupid", because the upgrade process won't begin, much less complete.

    Thankfully, I have convinced him to switch to WordPress, which leads me to my question.

    Since I can't get into MT to do an export, is there anyway to import the data from the MT database itself?

  2. Samuel B

    Posted 6 years ago #

  3. mashby
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the fast reply samboll, but both links assume that you can export from MovableType, which I can't do.

    Any other suggestions?

  4. Samuel B

    Posted 6 years ago #

    but doesn't the host have a recent back up?

    can you manually export the file from phpmyadmin?

    sorry - don't know much about MT

  5. Isn't Movable Type a flat-file app?

  6. Samuel B

    Posted 6 years ago #

    readme says

    * MySQL 4.0 or greater
        * PostgreSQL 7.x, PostgreSQL 8.x
        * SQLite
  7. You might need to ask at MT how to do an export without logging in (and if it's on a DB now, then yes, you can at the worst pull that down and manually import...)

    All the MT 'help' seems to be 'hire someone'. :|

    That said ... if the HTML pages are still there (and I really remember this being a feature of MT), then maybe this would help: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/import-html-pages/

    Someone else has this: http://www.technetra.com/2009/02/24/migrating-your-blogs-content-to-wordpress/

  8. mashby
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Fantastic suggestions! And this is a prime example of why people move to WP in droves.

    1. Yes there are backups of the DB, I'll search/ask the MT boards if there's an export option outside of MT itself.

    2. Yes all the posts have been published as individual pages, so I'll look into the plugin and see if that would do the trick.

    You guys R O C K ! ! !

    Thank you!

  9. mashby
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ended up finding a version on MT and got them upgraded to 3.2. That gets me in so I can do a proper export and migrate them to WordPress.

    Thanks for all the help guys! Your suggestions helped me find the right solution. :)

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