[wp-hackers] pulling a massive HTML site into Wordpress

John Black immanence7 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 09:50:16 UTC 2011

Posts is more what I need, so no problem there.

On the PHP hacking, I'm more than willing to try. But starting from zero is a big climb. In reality, I can barely get my head around HTML, never mind PHP! I wish there were step by step instructions out there! I'm a good soldier! I can follow orders!

I've heard of Ruby (*red face*). Would it help here?

Before getting down to the nitty gritty of the PHP hack, Is there any other path, say from HTML to X and then X to Wordpress that would be more doable?


On 6 Jun 2011, at 13:30, Alex Andrews wrote:

> Yup sadly there is no way of doing this without hacking some PHP. But
> Baki's instructions are entirely correct - you could do it as a
> command line tool. I'm not sure about the latter instruction - posts
> and pages, as far as the database is concerned, are basically the same
> thing.
> I did something similar not long ago, using Ruby to do it, for fun.
> Alex
> On 6 June 2011 11:23, Baki Goxhaj <banago at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, if you don't know some PHP I don't know how you are going to do it,
>> but her is my advice.
>> 1. Use http://simplehtmldom.sourceforge.net/ to pull content and from the
>> old site and map it accordingly to WordPress fields
>> 2. Use a custom script to insert posts - like the one you quoted above that
>> makes use of wp_insert_posts() function
>> 3. Import content e posts rather than pages as so much pages don't scale and
>> will kill your site
>> Good luck.
>> Kindly,
>> Baki Goxhaj
>> www.wplancer.com | proverbhunter.com | www.banago.info<http://proverbhunter.com>

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