What kind of information did you have in the text site? Post title, text, category and timestamp?
If so, code could to be written to parse it.
I would like this type of text in a massive text file tobe converted to wordpress
NYC, New York
Web site: http://www.joeschmo.com
i would want a certain formatting and tagging to go in with it. Is this possible?
Well… anything’s possible. 🙂
Do you have some programming skills — or have a helpful coder nearby? One approach would be to write a little program that would go through your text file and re-write it in an RSS format.
WordPress has a RSS importer that could then potentially pick that up and load it.
Thts the solution I figured out. So I have setup the text file from the results from the web search. But I need it to be converted to RSS with specific formatting and tagging.
I have no idea how to do this. Do you think you could help?
Give this a read through:
That will at least let you see what an RSS feed looks like.
I know a little bit about it.
But I have a text file with 437 entries with 3-5 pieces of info each and i need to convert it to rss with formatting. I am working on a community blog WPMU for a social cause and I dont have the resources right now to take time away and learn how to code this script. I really wish I did.
If somebody can help me out, thank you.
For a one shot deal, I wouldn’t be writing a script. I’d spend the few minutes it would take with a text editor doing search/replaces and produce an RSS from that.
Yeah thats what I had to do to set it up and clean it from the results I got. But now there are things which I cant search/replace. 430 different names, 50+ different cities etc.
I think this needs a script.
If you can’t search and replace it, then a script probably can’t do it either. It’s not magically more intelligent than you are.
uh ok. it seems you are having a long day or something.
dont have to get personal. dont respond if you dont want to.
scripts automate. they are not only for search/replace. they take away the monotony of a repeat task. thats what this script would do.
thank you very much.
I am working on a community blog WPMU for a social cause and I dont have the resources right now to take time away and learn how to code this script. I really wish I did.
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and a friendly reccomendation that most things related to wpmu prolly belong in their forums. Especially since in your case, the database bits are apt to be different.
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