October 12, 2004

Help Moving Archived Entries?

Hey, does anyone know a quick 'n easy way to move a bunch of old entries from one blog to another? I ask because Loren is all set up at his page, and I want to move the entries he posted at Civi-Calls to his new place.

Many thanks, all in advance.



Posted by Linda at October 12, 2004 05:00 PM

I'm not an archive moving expert, but the process moves the entire archive... what you want to do is select certain records (posts) to move... I'm thinking that the fastest way to do this would be to copy & paste from one blog into the other blog... You might check in over at the MT Support Forum and do a search - maybe someone has asked the question already.

Posted by Madfish Willie at October 12, 2004 05:41 PM

Just read through the instructions on the MT Editing Menu> Import & Export Entries... it looks like you can put all Loren's posts into one category... then, export your blog.... then, import into Loren's blog using only his category... I think this will work... maybe you should wait for confirmation from Pixy or someone else?

Posted by Madfish Willie at October 12, 2004 05:49 PM

D'oh! I misread those instructions... it imports the entries into the selected category in the importing blog... I'm sure there are database c: prompt commands that would do the trick, but that's Pixy's Paradise to play in...

Posted by Madfish Willie at October 12, 2004 05:54 PM

Well, I have put all his old posts into one category: "By Loren Bliss" . Hopefully we can 'port them all over to Loren's blog en masse. Maybe I'm just not looking at the right places in the manual...

But this looks hopeful. Thanks, Barkeep. :)

Posted by Linda at October 12, 2004 06:00 PM

I posted a question over at the MT Support Forum... usually I get an answer in a couple of hours from some Jr Rocket Scientist... I'll let you know as soon as I get a response.

Posted by Madfish Willie at October 12, 2004 06:24 PM

Answer from the support forum:

Your best bet is probably to export all the entries, reimport them in to this new blog and then go to the entries list. First, list all entries on the page. Then you can filter the list by the rest of your authors. When you've filtered by one author, select all posts and delete. Do this for all authors except the new blog owner.

Posted by Madfish Willie at October 13, 2004 12:02 AM

I'll try doing an export and see if I can filter out Loren's posts automatically somehow.

Posted by Pixy Misa at October 13, 2004 12:26 AM
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