Wordpress converter

Hi. I’m checking out Typo, with an eye to switching my WordPress blog
from it. It’s neat that there’s a WordPress converter, but it doesn’t
to go as far as it could. The first three issues I’ve found:

  • It didn’t honor the ‘more’ line in my WordPress posts, although it
    copy the ‘more’ line over. If I go to each post’s edit page and then
    save it
    without making any edits, the ‘more’ line takes effect.
  • It copied all my spam comments over from WordPress, but didn’t mark
    them as spam in Typo. That’s how I got 304 comments on a pretty
  • When I went to look at the post with 304 comments, it took long
    that I opted to shut down the server instead. It’s not surprising
    that 304
    comments would take a long time, but it turns out generating HTML for
    one comment takes roughly 30 seconds. It was a long comment, but

I’d be happy to try to help fix any or all of these - I think I have a
on the first two problems already. I wanted to get some guidance on a

  • It seems the slow part of rendering those comments is BlueCloth.
    I don’t think these comments are even in Markdown (the legit ones or
    spam). It looks like the default in WordPress is “HTML plus
    blank-lines-indicate-paragraphs”. Should I just set the filter for
    comments to something else? (If so, what?)
  • Is BlueCloth really this slow? I noticed that last week marked the
    release of BlueCloth 2, which speeds things up dramatically by using
    Discount (written in C). Is there any interest in updating Typo to
    this new version?
  • There don’t seem to be any tests for the converters, and I intend
    uphold that tradition. I also don’t plan to get my hands on a
    WordPress 2.5
    database; I’m using 2.6. Should I just copy the wp25 converter to
    wp26, make
    it work for me, and leave wp25 alone?

–Erik Ostrom
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