Coming Back Home: How to Import my Posts From Chyrp to WordPress (6 posts)

  1. danapalooza
    Posted 8 years ago #


    So, I made a foray into the world of Chyrp for a couple of months but have decided it is just not for me.

    My problem, now, though is how do I automate the process of bringing my posts I made while using Chyrp back into WordPress? It is obviously not on the list of importers in the WordPress admin panel. Any ideas?

  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It seems that software creates an RSS feed, so you may want to try to use the RSS importer.

  3. danapalooza
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmmm...that sounds like it might fit the bill.

    In looking at the RSS Import page in my WordPress install's admin section it says:

    Pick an RSS file to upload and click Import.

    I am unsure, though, what sort of file should I be looking for and where should I get it.

    In Safari I navigated to my Chyrp site's RSS feed from within the browser. Under File, though, the option to Save as... was greyed out, not available. In Firefox, after loading the RSS feed up through the browser, I was able to access the Save Page As... command and proceeded to save the RSS feed out as an XHTML file. Is this the file I am looking for?

    The next question is this: When I migrated over to Chyrp I imported all of the posts from my old WordPress install into my Chyrp install so that my Chyrp install has all of the posts I made through Chyrp + all of the posts I made through my old WordPress install. If I download the RSS file for my Chyrp install is it an (relatively) easy thing to go in and, with a text editor, "cut" out the overlapping posts between the two so that I am not getting duplicate posts in my WordPress install or should I worry about that once any possibly duplicate posts are imported and manage that situation through the WordPress admin panel?

    I hope that all made sense.

    The two blogs in question:
    Dan Markham
    Past Work

  4. danapalooza
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So, the RSS feed import method worked...sort of.

    It appears (and makes sense if it is so) that in order for the posts imported via the RSS feed method to work the original posts from which they are pulled must remain where they are. As I decided to move from one host to another it was simply not possible to do so (the content in Past Work was pulled from ohdanny.net when that domain resided on another host's servers. who wants to pay for two hosting providers if they don't have to?).

    Alas, it means that if I want consistency, if I want all the images to show like they did formerly I will need to re-upload everything. Such is life, I suppose.

  5. slambert
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you get the feed into a text editor, you can find and replace the domain name?

  6. danapalooza
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That is an idea. Might be worth a try for anyone who is running into the same problem. Oh slambert, where were you when I needed you? =-)

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