May 01, 2005

Import my old entries

Hey, so I have a backup from mt from... December, and also I found a good little script to export my current Wordpress entries. Now the odd thing is, the backup from MT has carriage returns by the handful, but the new one doesn't.

Does it really matter, will MT still import the entries without CRs?

Oh, also, I will need a hand gettin' them in there once the file has been corrected, I tried once already but it imported someone elses 30 or so entries :)

Oh, and Hey! I'm new here! Wheee....

Posted by Oorgo at May 1, 2005 04:48 AM

Another Canadian!


As far as the import issue... you'll need to send Pixy your import file in order to be able to use it. The folder to which it needs to be uploaded for MT to use it doesn't have user access. (Which is prolly why you got the last person's import.)

Welcome to the Dark Side fun!


Posted by Light & Dark at May 1, 2005 05:14 AM

We can send our import file? I was waiting until Pixy came up with the "soluton".

Posted by Angry in T.O. at May 1, 2005 05:35 AM

If it's a WordPress or Movable Type import, I think it's workable now? Have to confirm that with Pixy. I was under the impression it was Blogspot imports that were on hold, but I could certainly be wrong.

Oh Pixyyyyyyyyy......

Posted by Light & Dark at May 1, 2005 06:09 AM

Right now I have to put the file in place myself.

I've created a patch for MT that lets people on a shared installation load files from their own directories (it looks for the file import.txt in the archive directory) but:

1) It hasn't been tested.
2) Particularly with exports from Blogspot, most of the time the file won't work because you missed one of the settings or downloaded it with Internet Explorer (which corrupts the file).

Things are crazy here at Pixy Central right now, but later this week I'll have one or more solutions for this, so just hang tight a couple more days!

Posted by Pixy Misa at May 1, 2005 11:23 AM

Does Firefox corrupt the Blogspot files too?

Posted by Angry in T.O. at May 1, 2005 05:06 PM

I've tried a couple of exports using FireFox and the files look good. I haven't tried to import any of them yet though, so it's a qualified thumbs up.

Posted by Jim at May 2, 2005 05:01 PM

One of the things that happens is that it breaks up your paragraphs into lines. It looks fine, but when you imported it, your formatting is completely stuffed.

I need to go back and test it. There is definitely a way to do it right - I've done it - but if you don't do it exactly right you get a file that is effectively crap.

Posted by Pixy Misa at May 3, 2005 01:58 AM

The very best way I've found is to publish the blogger blog to an ftp site and just snatch the resulting file from there. No chance of browser damage that way.

Posted by Jim at May 3, 2005 03:47 AM

Yep, that will work.

Posted by Pixy Misa at May 3, 2005 11:36 PM

So, am I correct in understanding the reason we can't "import" files from *out there* to our home here at there is currently no way for an individual Munuvian to get MT to *see* his or her imported file(s) at this time?

Posted by Guy S at May 14, 2005 04:22 AM

Hmmm. The import is not working at the moment. I uploaded a file into the archives directory (using the archive path option in the upload window) and then tried to do an import. It said everything went well but actually nothing happened (and no list of entries appeared).

Posted by Ozguru at May 30, 2005 03:54 AM
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