[wp-hackers] Moving from Movabletype to Wordpress cuts entries and and titels
admin at laptoptips.ca
Sun Jul 18 18:34:21 UTC 2010
On 18/07/2010 1:25 AM, Carina wrote:
> I am totally new to Wordpress and I am trying to import blogs from MT to
> WP. It does not work. I am using the export feature from MT and import
> feature in WP but only parts of everything gets imported. Is there a way
> I can do this using the database or is there something that is just
If the MT export file is very large you can split it into several files
and import them one by one, just be careful to split on post boundaries
using a text editing program that can handle large files (not Word or
Another problem you might encounter is some invalid UTF-8 chars in the
export file especially if the MT blog has been around for many years and
was running on earlier versions of MT. Unfortunately there's no a
straightforward fix for this. You can try splitting the export file at
the post where these chars stop and then using iconv or similar to fix them.
> I need to preserve permalinks some way or another and I guess many of
> you have a great solution to this.
WordPress has pretty flexible permalink settings that would let you add
".html" to the end, etc. There are many good tutorials on that.
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