Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The HTPC I was running wordpress on got replaced with an appletv+boxee (boxee rocks btw), and rather than waste electricity just to run my blog, I figured I'd convert it to a hosted solution. I don't want to have to do this again any time soon, so I wanted to use a hosted service thats pretty reliable and will be around for a while. I didn't feel like paying wordpress for the privilege of mapping a custom domain, so blogger it was. Problem was, I couldn't get my wordpress export imported into blogger. I tried wxr2blogger, but while the script ran fine, blogger wouldn't actually import the results. I also found a ruby script which seemed to work, but wouldn't pull my comments across, so I ended up tweaking it so that it would work with comments as well. Here is my improved wordpress2bloggger.rb script.