[wp-hackers] Importing custom format into WordPress

Denis de Bernardy denis at semiologic.com
Fri Dec 30 16:08:07 GMT 2005

one thing you can always do is use a feed aggregator on your wordpress
install, e.g. feedwordpress. you then set up the rss feed to display 1,000
posts (or more, as relevant) and gobble it all up at once. slow, CPU hogger,
but it works.


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> [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of 
> Owen Winkler
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 5:06 PM
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Importing custom format into WordPress
> This thread has me wondering whether a generic Metaweblog import had 
> been considered, since it might be able to get more of the intrinsic 
> data from the imported blog.
> This leads me to another question/thought - Is there a way to point a 
> new WordPress installation at an old one and import EVERYTHING? 
> Settings, users, comments, etc.?
> I suppose that if you're going to import everything, you 
> might as well 
> do a databse backup and restore, but it might be handier for 
> those who 
> are less inclined to mess with phpMyAdmin to have a way to 
> transfer data 
> from one site to another.  Particularly if all you're transferring is 
> user data or settings.
> At the least, it might be an interesting project to beef up the 
> WordPress XMLRPC offerings to include access to any database data 
> provided the user has the correct credentials.  Maybe an interesting 
> plugin project.
> Owen
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