Import from Movable Type exported database? #533

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noamross opened this Issue Mar 27, 2012 · 1 comment

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Is there a way to import from a Movable Type database that has been exported as a text file? Squarespace exports blogs in this format, which is one large text file whose entries look like this:

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AUTHOR: Author
TITLE: Title
STATUS: Publish
ALLOW COMMENTS: 1



DATE: 09/23/2010 04:01:17 AM
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BODY:
<p>some text in html</p>
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COMMENT:
AUTHOR: Commenter
EMAIL: person@gmail.com
IP: 111.111.111.111
URL: http://www.awebsite.com
DATE: 09/24/2010 01:53:47 AM
<p>Some HTML text<p>
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I assume I'll lose the comments, but can this be imported by the Movable Type ruby gem?

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parkr commented Dec 22, 2012

Doesn't look like it. Feel free to write a script to accomplish this. We'll be phasing migrators out of this project altogether in the next 6 months or so.

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