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The Migration

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I’ve spent the last hour trying to figure out a way to migrate my posts from the WordPress blog to Blogger. After a few months with WordPress, I am wondering why I ever left Blogger. WordPress is a more advanced hosting platform , no doubt – but the free service they have is dismal. I am not an avid enough blogger to justify paying them Euro 10 per month to get all the frills.

Various patched together routines in Python to convert WordPress’ unique XML data structure to something that is Blogger compatible have failed. It seems there is no problem with the routines, but rather the fact, that the free service on WordPress makes it extremely difficult to migrate elsewhere.

They don’t give a proper URL where the posts can be leached from. And they export into an XML files that has a data structure that can only be read by another WordPress installtion. I’m livid now. I should have stuck with instinct – Google products are usually the easiest to deal with.

Signing off now…

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Written by Nash

December 24, 2007 at 10:52 pm

Posted in wordpress blogger

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