[Web4lib] Exporting RSS Source from a Blog

Cloutman, David DCloutman at co.marin.ca.us
Tue May 6 12:30:34 EDT 2008

If your current blog uses MySQL as its backend, then perhaps you could
just use MySQL dump on the old database, install it temporarilly on the
new server's database, and run the migration tool against _that_, since
you will have PHP on the new machine. (I'm assuming that the migration
utility is simply using PHP to transpose data from one database to

- David

David Cloutman <dcloutman at co.marin.ca.us>
Electronic Services Librarian
Marin County Free Library 

-----Original Message-----
From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org
[mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of The Ford Library
at Fuqua
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 6:57 AM
To: Rick Mason
Cc: web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] Exporting RSS Source from a Blog

Thanks Rick,

I've actually done quite a bit of googling and looked at this already.
in PHP which isn't deployed in the server environment where our old blog
lives and it also requires Pear DB which isn't there either. I don't
the rights to deploy them and doing so to convert a blog is more
than our IT group wants to expend.
Thanks again for googling.
Carlton Brown
Associate Director & IT Services Manager
Ford Library - Fuqua School of Business
Duke University

On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 6:39 PM, Rick Mason <rcmason at rsproductions.net>

> I can't vouch for whether it works, but a Google search for "blojsom
> wordpress" nets this blog post about a conversion tool:
> or
> http://tinyurl.com/4dcz9o
> Hope this helps!
> Rick
> The Ford Library at Fuqua wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > We're attempting to migrate our java-based Blojsom blog to the more
> > user-friendly WordPress software. WordPress has built import wizards
> > many popular blog platforms; but there isn't one for Blojsom which
> > different from *bloxsom* which does have an import wizard. Blojsom
> > have
> > an export blog plugin; but the data is not in RSS 2.0 and would
> > more
> > Perl than I know to convert.
> >
> > WP can import data in RSS 2.0, and I can grab the RSS source of some
> > posts
> > by simply viewing/copying the source in my browser. But I need to
> > migrate
> > more than the limited number of posts that can be extracted by
> > the
> > RSS source in the browser.
> >
> > Does anyone know of a tool or hack to extract - export the entire
> > contents,
> > or a large fixed number of posts from a blog as RSS 2.0? Google
> > and
> > some others will grab a large number of posts; but I can't view the
> > source.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any tips or pointers.
> >
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