Moveable Type import question


#1

Hello RoRsters’,

I’ve just started my first project with ROR, and frankly it’s pretty
amazing, there are many things that still haven’t “clicked” for me yet
but essentially it’s all coming together.

My first project is a basic blog application to replace a current
Moveable Type based blog. I’ve managed to get the basic functionality
working, and considering that I’m learning as I go this has happened
very quickly, now I want to import my old posts from Moveable Type and
I’m a bit stuck. The MT format is non standard and there are a lot of
posts to deal with, I only need to do this once, so it doesn’t really
need to be built into the app itself, although that would be
preferable. I am wondering if anybody else has some experience and/or
code that they can pass on?

I’ve also a question about how to handle dates, but one thing at a
time… :slight_smile:

Thanks

Mark P.

www.markpanay.com
Jargon Free Web & Mobile Development


#2

On Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 2:58 PM, Mark P. wrote:

I’m a bit stuck. The MT format is non standard and there are a lot of
Mark P.

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Mark,

Take a look at Typo:
http://www.typosphere.org/

AFAIK, it has Moveable Type converter.

Best Regards, Roustem.


#3

Thanks for this,

but as far as I can make out, the API there is to allow a blogging
client to interact with typo as though Typo were MT…

I could be wrong as I’m pretty new to Rails.

Thanks again.

Mark.

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working, and considering that I’m learning as I go this has happened
Thanks
Mark,
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#4

You were looking at the API interface, not the converter. The
converters are here:

http://www.typosphere.org/trac/browser/trunk/db/converters

-Sean


#5

OK thanks… :slight_smile:

Do you know if this is for flat text files, it looks as though it
connects to to a DB to get the MT information, this could just be me
misinterpreting it though.? I don;t have access to the MT server, but
I can export the posts.

thanks again for your help.

mark.

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but as far as I can make out, the API there is to allow a blogging

working, and considering that I’m learning as I go this has happened
Thanks
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