[wp-hackers] pulling a massive HTML site into Wordpress
immanence7 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 10:02:53 UTC 2011
On 6 Jun 2011, at 13:23, Baki Goxhaj wrote:
> Well, if you don't know some PHP I don't know how you are going to do it
agreed : /
> 1. Use http://simplehtmldom.sourceforge.net/ to pull content and from the
> old site and map it accordingly to WordPress fields
Even using it is posing a problem. I'm not sure how it is used. I downloaded it, but it goes where, and how do I run it? The documentation that comes with it is clearly not written for total newbies like me.
I have a local archive of the site I need to port. The 50,000 HTML files are sectioned out across 14 main folders (by year), each containing 50 or so subfolders (by week). I want to do the port locally, so under MAMP.
How would the simple_html_dom.php script handle this?
It runs from within a browser?
(oh, I cringe too with my ignorance!)
> 2. Use a custom script to insert posts - like the one you quoted above that
> makes use of wp_insert_posts() function
Forgive me, but step one would create some kind of output per HTML file (stored where?) on which you run a script to pull it into an existing Wordpress installation?
> Good luck.
> Baki Goxhaj
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