Importing posts from blog-city to WP (6 posts)

  1. argentine
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I have a blog in
    with more than 600 posts
    and I did a WP one here
    How can I transfert the posts?

  2. Lorelle
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I'd check here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_from_other_blogging_software and see if something will work or resemble what you want to do.

  3. argentine
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Well nothing for blog-city
    doing manualy has other inconvenient
    the date
    how can I put 04/2004 for example
    WP don´t accept

  4. Lorelle
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Are you talking about how the date goes into the import file or how the date will display on your site? Two different issues. I imported over 500 static html pages using import-mt.php that comes with WordPress by default. I had to strip the non-essential stuff from all of my html pages, put them all into MT format and then import them. Took a lot of work, but it was done.

    While struggling with the import, I wanted to get some info into WP so I copied and pasted the content into posts and that was actually pretty fast. There are a lot of options. The date issue is the least of them. I had to convert all of my html stuff to Xhtml - which was time consuming and painful even with converting software. So can you be more specific?

  5. argentine
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Sorry, I don´t speack english as I would.
    I tried to make a first post from my old blog, just doing a copy of the text.
    This first post has been done on 28th of april 2004, so I tried to put this date on this post, but it was shown on my blog as a today post.
    I have month for month all my stuff in xml and csv format, so if you think I can do something with that with BBedit, I am using Mac, tell me how, I will be gratefull.

  6. Lorelle
    Posted 11 years ago #

    The date is changed by changing the date in the bottom section of the Write Post screen. Below where you enter the post. Click the checkbox that says "Edit Timestamp" and change the date.

    If you stuff is in csv format, then you can use search and replace techniques with a text editor program and make the layout match import-mt. Here are some of the places where I got the help I needed:

    From Moveable Type - Import Data Format
    WordPress Tutorial about Moving MT to WordPress

    The order of the file has to be EXACT. The last link in that list will help you with that...towards the bottom of the discussion I figured it out.

    This isn't easy, and it is a lot of work, but it can save a lot of time if you learn from people like me who suffered before you.

    And your English is wonderful!

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