MT Import: Excerpt to Custom Key? (3 posts)

  1. jurgenfauth
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm just migrating to WordPress, and I'm mightily impressed so far. I have some questions about fine-tuning the import process though:

    - On one MT blog, I abused the "excerpt" field for ratings. I can import this blog and the excerpts stay in place--so far so good. But instead of perpetuating this peculiar use of the excerpt field, it looks like I'd be better off using a custom field with key=Ratings for this. Is there any way I can batch-move the excerpt field to a new custom value?

    - The old blog used to be private, and I'd like to individually approve posts to go public on WordPress. Is there any way I can default all imported posts to "private" and assign a password?

    Thank you kindly for your help.

  2. jurgenfauth
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I figured out the second part of my question--the category visibility plugin does what I needed nicely: http://ryowebsite.com/?p=46

    As for the first part, I'm still pretty confused what to do with the ratings, or how to handle or display them in WordPress.

  3. jurgenfauth
    Posted 9 years ago #

    For displaying the custom field, this plugin seems to be the ticket: http://www.coffee2code.com/archives/2004/06/30/plugin-get-custom/

    Now I only need to figure out an easy way to batch-copy all excerpts to the custom field... I assume there's a way to do that in MySQL but I'm really scared of messing that up.

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