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I am still stuck on the blog migration problem. And while I was googleing, I found this, quite complicated but I will still try, and see what I can accomplish after. I will be blogging the result of my experimentation later on.

These are what I need:

  1. Download the script wptoblogger.py.
  2. Ensure you have Python 2.5, BeautifulSoup and Google’s GData Python Client.
  3. Create your target Blogger blog and note its ID.
  4. Export your WordPress blog to an XML file (I think this is only available in version 2 and above of WordPress).
  5. Run wptoblogger:python wptoblogger.py -u your_blogger_username -b your_blog_id -a author_for_posts wordpress_xml_file

Like what I have blogged previously, there is a limitation to every blog to blog transfer, and among them which I quoted from codesimple are:

  1. It doesn’t support multiple blog authors – all posts will be marked with the author_for_posts.
  2. A limitation with the Blogger API means that comment authors can’t be set (they always appear as the blog author). As a workaround, I prefix each comment with a “Comment from…” line (see the existing comments on this blog).
  3. Blogger impose a limit on the number of posts you can create via the API in a certain time period. So if you have a lot of posts to transfer you may need to modify the script to post them in batches over a number of days.

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Previously I have been blogging about my blog import problems and I have been trying to condition my self to be patient and find a way somehow. After having proclaimed how Blog2Blog migration turned me down on many occasions, it also worked on one instant which made me really ecstatic! However, it only imported 50 items out of 113 entries I have in this wp blog. Since I still considered it a unsuccessful import, I deleted all my blogger imported entries, and tried again. Unfortunately, I was back to the same blog import problem, and it was disappointing and frustrating at the same time.

And earlier I googled further on WordPress to Blogger migration and found this but offered no hope for me. However, I already tried these steps many times in the past, regardless of my awareness that Non-Blogger to Blogger platform import will not work or will not result in a successful blog import.

Blogger doesn’t yet give you the opportunity to Import other Blogs from NON-BLOGGER platforms. It only gives you the ability to Import other Blogger Blogs! It’s another fine example of Blogger not being ready to launch a ‘full-scale’ option. It’s in ‘Beta’, if you will. It’s testing.

I am not blaming Google because I understand how they support only their own platforms. On the other hand, I want to rant at them about this problem, which they should have taken into consideration with due respect to those who are on the same situation as I am.

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