Over to WordPress MU

In the interests of running most of my webspace with one system, I installed WordPress Multiuser a while ago and started experimenting with it.

This evening I exported all my posts from my old Pivot-based blog into a new WPMU blog, cleaned the imports up, adjusted my Planet Ubuntu feed, and should be up and running on the new WPMU version of Turned Skyward.

Comments didn’t survive the export/import process, so if you said something especially erudite, you’ll have to go over to the old blog and have a look at it there. Note that the old blog is read-only from now on; comments are closed. A couple of older posts of mine had interesting comment threads; I might edit those posts here to link to their counterparts over on the old blog.

Onward and upward (or something like that) with WPMU; I’m liking it a lot and looking forward to moving more of my web content to a centralized CMS.

By Brian Burger

Started this site way, way back in November 1998, when the web was young. It's still here, and so am I.

4 replies on “Over to WordPress MU”

Per WP’s Importing from Pivot suggestion, I used Pivot’s “Export to TypePad” plugin to get my posts out of Pivot.

Export from Pivot to WPMU via the MT/Typepad file was quick, but it screwed up the date fields in all my posts – reversed the month & day fields! A post written Aug. 2nd was imported as a Feb. 9th post, and anything written past the 12th of the month caused the import script to throw an error, and was input as being written in Unix Year Zero – Aug. something 1969. Fixing that was a matter of working back and forth from the original blog entries in Pivot and WP’s Edit Posts screen, fixing the post dates. Took about an hour of muttering…

I was able to fiddle with subdomains to keep both blogs “live” while I was doing this, which helped hugely.

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