Hakyll-convert provides a library and utility for importing blogs from a variety of engines (currently, Blogger and Wordpress) to the Hakyll static site generator.
We aim to:
- avoid converting your content between formats (it usually comes in HTML and should stay as such without passing through filters)
- allow for the possibility of Cool URIs by keeping
relative page names the same as on your old blog (this only works
if you use your own domain for your hosted site). If you don't agree with us
on that point, use
--output-formatflag to specify your own output filename format.
You should make a dump (backup) of all the posts in your existing Blogger/Wordpress blog. This can be done through the control panel. (More precise instructions will be available once we actually write them. Sorry.)
$ cabal install hakyll-convert
Assuming you have your backup in a file named backup.atom, run one of the following:
if it's a Blogger backup:
$ hakyll-convert --format=blogger backup.atom posts
if it's a Wordpress backup:
$ hakyll-convert --format=wordpress backup.atom posts
You now have a directory named "posts" with HTML or Markdown files containing your posts.
For more control over the conversion, see
--extract-comments options. For now,
--help is the best documentation we
have (second only to the code. Sorry once again).