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  • perler

    (@perler)



    hi,

    i want to switch from a b2evolution, is there really no working import script? all scripts are either for an older version of b2evo or an older version of wp – has no one a current import script?

    PAT

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  • Samuel B

    (@samboll)

    perler

    (@perler)

    thanks, but to link one, “This script has currently not been updated since September 2006 and is incompatible with the current (v1.9) b2evolution database structure.” is the problem.

    the rss import feature is not really an option because all categories would be missing..

    PAT

    perler

    (@perler)

    ok, b2evolution import works to 90% this way:

    1. download this skin:

      http://patsplanet.com/static/wordpress/b2evo_import/extract_into_b2evo_installation.zip

    2. extract into the root of you existing b2evo installation
    3. change this setting in b2evo: http://patsplanet.com/static/wordpress/b2evo_import/b2evo_import.png
    4. goto http://yourblog.com/index.php?blog=YOURBLOGNUMBER&tempskin=wpimport (EXAMPLE: http://falschgold.net/index.php?blog=13&tempskin=wpimport)
    5. save the source of this page (firefox: ctrl+u)
    6. import as rss into wordpress

    remarks:

    • i checked with b2evo 10.0.2 and wp 2.6
    • the skin is basically the same skin as the rss2 skin of b2evo. it’s necessarry to replace around line 67 all instances of

      <category domain=”XXXX”> to <category> or the wp import failes

    • imported articles are not assigned to authors, the XML tags in the rss feed are ignored unfortunately
    • PAT

    perler

    (@perler)

    Nixie Pixel

    (@nixie-pixel)

    Hi, is there any way that this can be further explained for a brand new user? I mean one who knows nothing at all about the concepts being talked about here?

    I recently installed b2evolution and have been blogging, but WordPress seems to better suit my needs. I would like to switch, but I really know next to nothing about these things.

    Where do I install WordPress while this is happening? What changes do I have to make?

    I’m really lost, and the scripts that I can find online (as you noted) are obsolete and no longer work.

    I really hope you can help, I feel like someone who has landed on an alien world and has been asked to complete tasks with alien tools that I have never before seen and have no idea what I can do with them.

    Thank you so much!

    ~Nix

    Saurus

    (@saurus)

    It might be easier to copy and paste your posts from b2evo into text files, delete b2evo entirely, then install WP from scratch. Then use the text files you saved to post new into WP.

    My son recently did exactly that because neither he nor I are in a position better than you are to understand all perler quoted you.

    bodum

    (@bodum)

    The RSS-Skin that is linked here seems to be broken. It doesn’t work in the current 2.x-Line of b2evolution.

    At the moment I am writing a new Rss-Skin that should work without any problems. But I need a small documentation which elemens of rss are supported and get importet into wordpress. Could you give me a hint where to find the documentation for the rss importer?

    perler

    (@perler)

    i never went to b2evo 2.0, but i think it should be enough to take the rss skin from b2evo 2.x and change the <category domain> to <category> – this should do it..

    bodum

    (@bodum)

    No, it doesn’t. That way the comments are not imported and a few other fields i like to get imported. I really need a documentation of the rss importer. Or do I have to read the sourcecode of the importer?

    Nixie Pixel

    (@nixie-pixel)

    So how hard is it to make the change perler suggests to the skin, with no experience with skins?

    It is amazing to me that with the popularity of WordPress no one has a tool to assist in migrating from b2evolution 2.x.

    I would love to help, but I am a complete newbie.

    bodum

    (@bodum)

    I have modified the rss-skin from b2evolution, that was not hard, but it only migrates the basic data. Only the Text, no comments, no tags.

    At the moment I am waiting for someone who is able to show me the fieldnames that wordpress understands. There must be a way to import tags and comments. Without it, the migration is useless.

    bodum

    (@bodum)

    Okay, I looked into the rss importer Code. The best option for me is to rewrite this:

    http://themikecam.com/downloads/import-b2evolution-wp2.php.txt

    to work with b2evo 2.x.

    Hopefully I will have some time in the next few days for this.

    Nixie Pixel

    (@nixie-pixel)

    Awesome news, thank you! I will look forward to it!

    bodum

    (@bodum)

    There you have it:

    http://stuff.wannawork.de/import-b2evolution-wp2.php.txt

    it imports the posts and comments. The categories and tags have to be added, but I don’t need them.

    Could someone please move this into the wordpress source code repository? I don’t plan to support this modification in the future 🙂

    Saurus

    (@saurus)

    Could you explain briefly how to utilize your importer, please?

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