Posts Tagged ‘migration’

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
  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 -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.


The other day I have been ranting about not finding the way to do blog to blog migration and then found it.

After having proclaimed over Facebook that never will I think about blog exporting again. Regardless of the changes I have made in this wp blog, I don’t think I will ever be satisfied until I find a way to have my wp xml exported to Tumblr or Blogger. Unfortunately, this offered me no hope for Tumblr.

The answer is a resounding NO. For one big reason – I cannot migrate my content to Tumblr.

And this is really disappointing.

WordPress has done me great, and I am really happy with it. but I have one problem, it has so many features I think I am so finding them complicating my already complicated life. Tumblr on the other hand is, to be honestly speaking, not so advanced as wp and other blog hosts, but has a simple interface. And I am loving the simplicity and easiness of it. I do have my tumblelog, but I wanna export my blogs too.

Then I tried blog2blog migration tool to transfer my wp posts to Blogger, but all I get is “Connection to BloggerDesest Failed.” and it’s even frustrating than not having found a way to all these.2

I tried Blogger Import tool too, however It only works for Blogger to Blogger transfer, and it’s twice the frustration.

Meanwhile, milling about at the back of my head are thoughts I cannot deny. One is why do I have to complicate my life when I have all I need in WordPress. Secondly, there is always an option to omit all my widgets and use a simplier theme. And lastly, nothing is ever easier in this world.

I am such a douchebag.


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