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Wordpress Importer Module


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Phalkunz

21 July 2008 at 12:31pm 69 Posts

Hi all,
I've just finished tidying up the code and documentation for this module. Have a look at it and feel free to leave a feedback and suggestion. Cheers.

HOW IT WORKS:
- This module imports wordpress blog entries and comments stored in Wordpress export XML file
- You can get wordpress export xml in wordpress admin page (Dashboard > Manage > Export)
- Wordpress categories and tags are translated to SS Blog tags

REQUIREMENTS:
- Blog module (latest daily build)
- Enable allow_wysiwyg_editing in BlogEntry.php
- Wordpress export XML file on your local file system

INSTALLATION:
- svn co svn://svn.silverstripe.com/silverstripe/open/modules/wordpressimport/trunk wordpressimport

HOW TO USE:
- In CMS, select a BlogHolder page type and then go to Import tab.
- Select a Wordpress xml file
- Click 'Upload Wordpress XML file' button to upload (this may take a while depending on how many entries the xml file contains)

NOTES:
Make sure the selected blog holder is published before importing

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Axl Rose

2 October 2008 at 6:29am (Last edited: 2 October 2008 6:33am), Community Member, 7 Posts

I could import the database from Wordpress and put it into SS. Anyway, Im having trouble with the html code in the posts. For example, it doens't show and image, just shows the tag <img src=... (situation marked in green in the image) and Im also getting a debug message at the top of te site. Here's the pic. Any idea?

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Axl Rose

2 October 2008 at 6:50am Community Member, 7 Posts

Ok, here's the image. There's no UPLOAD FILES field when you EDIT the post...

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Phalkunz

2 October 2008 at 9:23am 69 Posts

It's not something to do with this module but blog module. By default, blog module uses BBCode to render content but the content created by wordpress is in the html code.

To get around this, you can either turn on your visual editor (as this will tell blog module to use html code instead) in blog module entry or replace the html tags (such as img tag) with BBcode tags. I recommend the first option.

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Axl Rose

2 October 2008 at 10:37am Community Member, 7 Posts

Ok!Thanks! I'll do that.
If is not a module problem, may be it's a good idea to move this messages to another post, for not confusing the people.

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Ryan Hellyer

11 November 2008 at 2:25pm Community Member, 1 Post

It may be easier/faster to open the XML file in a text editor and use search and replace to convert all of those <img src="" .... tags into bbCode.