I am creating a new WP site, and I have a lot of information organized offline that's going to be the material for a large number of new posts that I'd like to get in easily to launch the site.
In the past, I've used Lorelle's advice on how to create a file of raw data in Moveable Type format so that I could quickly import all the new posts at once. It worked great. However, I was not able to include tags in the import. That was pre-WP 2.3, and I was using Ultimate Tag Warrior. However, even now with WP 2.3, I can't find any way to include tags in the raw file for import.
If at all possible, I'd love to avoid having to go through each post after import, manually adding the tags as I did in the past. Any ideas, e.g., whether a Moveable Type file has a spot that WP 2.3+ will recognize as a spot to pull tags, or whether there's some other raw file format that can be used for post info including tags?