Transferring to WordPress blog

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  • #7640

    cliquezici
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    Apologies if I’m duplicating a query that’s already been addressed. (Please let me know if the answer to this query has been posted elsewhere.)

    I currently have a blog from blogs.ie (http://clickhere.blogs.ie). It’s a WordPress set-up (although woefully out-of-date).

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to easily transfer the posts from that blog to my WordPress blog (http://cliquezici.wordpress.com/)? (If needs be, I could do it manually.)

    P.S. As may be evident, I have only the feintest level of techy knowledge, so do treat me with kid-gloves! :)

    Thanking you,
    – Clicky,
    Ireland.

    #7844

    options
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    the easiest known to me way would be:

    1. go to RSS2MT transformer, enter the following URL into the input field: http://clickhere.blogs.ie/feed

    save to the text file what you get out there.

    2. go to the Import tab on Wp.com Dashboard. Choose ‘Import Movable Type’.

    use file saved in step 1. as a source.

    ps
    not very ‘Potatriotique’ to leave .ie for .com though (sorry ;-)

    #7849

    cliquezici
    Member

    lol

    I know – perhaps I’ll have to rename the blog unPotatriotique.. (doh..)

    Anyway, cheers! – I’ll give that a go and see if I can wow myself with your techincal prowess.

    Ta! :-)

    P.S. When saving as a text file, do you mean in something like M$ notepad?
    *wanders back to ditzy-land* ;-)

    UPDATE:

    Okay, I’ve done steps 1 and 2 there, but something’s not quite right: If I’m logged in and viewing “Manage” my imported categories and posts show up (e.g. allowing me to edit them, etc.). When I go to http://cliquezici.wordpress.com/, however, nothing shows up.

    Hm..

    #7850

    options
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    do posts have a Published status on Manage/Posts tab?

    #7869

    cliquezici
    Member

    In http://cliquezici.wordpress.com/ ? Nop. It doesn’t specify any status. (All that’s listed is ID, Date, Title, Categories, No. of comments, Author [imported posts don’t have an author name].)

    Hm.. Maybe I should remain Potatriotique.. (Although therein lies the problem of not having a clue how to update the blog (WP) template. Oh, the perils of being a techy-illiterate..!)

    #7880

    options
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    seem like newly imported items have a ‘Draft’ status by default and should be ‘Edited/Published’ to bring’em to the life (alas, each post manually since dashboard doesn’t have mass edit controls).

    and yes, you’ll have to make a step “0”, I forgot to tell you about: set an approrpiate number of msgs to export and [optionally] turn ‘Full Text’ mode at the original blog ‘Options/Reading’ page.

    Maybe I should remain Potatriotique.. (Although therein lies the problem of not having a clue how to update the blog (WP) template.

    well, they say: “Two moves are equal a fire” ;-)

    Template tweaking ain’t an easy thing at all, may be you ought to ask some local template gurus at blogs.ie to help ya?

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