New Importers

We have two new importers in the svn tree: Live Journal and dotclear. These will be in 2.0.1.

9 thoughts on “New Importers

  1. The process to upgrade from WP1.5 to WP2.0 would have been more simple if a WordPress Importer would have been done.

    You only have had to create a new MySQL DB and import your old database to the new.

    I did the process of upgrade crossing my fingers because I didn’t know if all were going to be right.

  2. Wow, that’s pretty cool.

    However, Dotclear is soon to release a major upgrade – aka 2.0 – so there will be more than probably heavy database structure changes.

    Also, since dotclear targets mostly French blogs, there’s a potentially disturbing problem : WP 2.0 does not work on biggest French ISP servers ( when upgraded from a working 1.5.
    There seems to be a problem with users role : once logged in, you have sufficient rights to see no page but the dashboard.
    A fresh 2.0 install works, though.

    I can provide an FTP account with those 2 wp install to check by yourself if you want to have a look.

  3. Hmm.. Any plans for b2e importer ..? One of my friends badly need it .. He imported with an old importer and his comments went missing..

  4. Ryan –
    will the LJ importer be able to grab the “friends only” and whatnot posts? I know before I came here, a far ammount of entries were that friend’s only view. Be cool if these were also grabbed but queried (sp) for final import, exclude, or password protect them. Just a thought.

  5. I am coming from DotClear to WordPress. A new importer from DC to WP is available which uses the flatexport file from DC1 or DC2. A recovery feature allows the import of big blogs.

    View the tutorial(en) to import a Dotclear blog into a WordPress 2 one.

    Feel free to put this importer in WordPress.

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