What the heck is going on, you ask? Say hello to Tersus.

Bare bones? You got it. Tersus is an achingly simple WordPress theme without all the usual cruft. Please pardon the mess. This child theme is still under development.

CD

2006-03-21

Post Migration

After several attempts, I was able to migrate all of my posts through Blogger into WordPress. I wish I could say it was easy, because it wasn’t… and I wish I could say it went off without a hitch, because it didn’t.

Because the server I am on doesn’t have cURL enabled, I had a tough time migrating stuff. I tried setting up Blogger to generate an XML document with the full text of all of my posts, but it choked almost every time. I tried manual conversion – but that takes way too long. I finally was able to import my posts into WordPress.com, via its Blogger import (which uses cURL). I then saved the XML feed that contained all of my posts, and imported it into my WordPress install here on cdharrison.com. It timed out a couple of times because of the number of posts, but I was able to reinitiate the import and have it completely go through after a couple of attempts.

So, now here we are… all posts are online. Comments, well, are gone. Which is disappointing… but it’s something I can live with, given the flexibility I now have with WordPress. It was a sacrafice I was willing to make.

So, what’s next? A redesign, of course. A new design will be unveiled May 1, 2006 in conjunction with the Spring 2006 CSS Reboot.

This item was posted by Chris Harrison.

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