[resolved] Import Blogger Comments? (3 posts)

  1. virushead
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Anyone know how to import Blogger comments? If not, I don’t really see any way to legitimately enter them into the new blog here. I hate to lose all the comments going back to 2003. I have searched everywhere, but can’t find anything except how to export them out - not how to bring them in. I’m not really a programmer, and this is the first time I’ve worked with a tool anything like WordPress. I’ve been able to make the plugins work - but then it’s really easy to do that the way you have it set up. I love WordPress 1.5- but I'd really love to be able to bring in the comments. I've already categorized my more than 400 posts - could you make a wee plugin? It would encourage more people to switch from Blogger.

  2. skeltoac
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hey Virushead,
    I had the same problem when I moved from Blogger earlier this week and I know how much fun it is to categorize 100+ posts!

    As for importing the comments, I decided to spend some time this weekend on developing the procedure to do this. I don't know PHP yet (I have n00b tatooed on my forehead, right?) so I'll just document the steps and let someone else make a script if they want to.

    But I might just be too ambitious; linking each comment to its proper post after the posts have been imported might be harder than I think. I seem to remember the archives being numbered in reverse order each month, so we'll see what happens. Stay tuned!

    Andy Skelton

  3. skeltoac
    Posted 11 years ago #

    W00T! My import-blogger-with-comments.php can now parse Blogger comments! It worked like a charm on my blog and it even knows how to import comments for posts you have already imported and categorized.

    Here is the code.

    Not bad for a first PHP project, eh? Now, about submitting this for review inclusion in the next release... :-)

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