Posts Tagged ‘blosxom’

HOWTO migrate from blosxom to wordpress

Tuesday, July 13th, 2004

For my piece of mind, please backup your wordpress database before proceeding. I don’t want my instructions to cause you to lose data.

  • Grab my mt blosxom flavor files and add to your $datadir. Right-click to save these files:, ,,
  • Edit and change the line “AUTHOR: marc” to whatever
    username you will be using.
  • If you are using the blosxom clicktrack plugin (00clicktrack),
    disable it.
  • Visit your blosxom site using the mt flavor:
    http://yoursite.local/cgi-bin/blosxom?flav=mt and save it into a
    file named import in your wp-admin directory. You may want to try
    this: lynx -dump http://yoursite.local/cgi-bin/blosxom?flav=mt >
  • Take a look at the import.txt file you just created. There are some
    things you may want to fix now rather than after the import.

    • Lines are wrapped at 79 characters, so long URLs or entry titles may be broken.
    • If you have a habit of using a bunch of dashes to separate text, the importer
      may get confused and think it is the beginning of a new entry. Consider replacing
      – with =
    • All the categories will be something like /nh (based on the pathname). You may want
      to remove the leading slash. You can fix this after import and well as build up
      a category hierarchy, so it isn’t a big deal.
  • Follow the standard WordPress instructions for import-mt.php.
  • If you don’t like your categories named with a leading slash (eg:
    /nh), then edit your new WordPress categories.
  • Start going through your posts and clean up any messes…

I’m migrating from blosxom to wordpress

Tuesday, July 13th, 2004

My webhoster just setup MySQL access for my site so tonight I’m migrating.

Rael has done a great job with Blosxom, but I wanted blogging engine was web-based ( shows how nice such interface can be) and that had a large active development community.

The fact that my webhoster doesn’t charge extra for MySQL is a plus too.

Once I’ve migrated I’ll post the blosxom flavor I wrote to help the migration. It basically generates a Movable Type export format that WordPress can import using import-mt.php.

Take a look and then bookmark this new location:

Damn Blog writeback spammers

Saturday, January 3rd, 2004

The bastards started spamming my writebacks with links to their site.
I’ve disabled writebacks for the time being, just email your comments
using the link below.

Saving bandwith with new blosxom plugin

Sunday, August 17th, 2003

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa just announced a cool new blosxom plugin, href="">gzip . In a
surprising small amount of code, it will transparently compress pages
served out by blosxom. Get it!

Updated blosxom plugin ‘find’

Friday, August 15th, 2003

My lunchtime hack was to extend href="">Fletcher
T. Penney’s blosxom plugin href="">‘find’ to
allow the last few search terms to be displayed by the blosxom

Use href="">my version of
the find plugin and put $find::recentsearches in your head.html

Who is

Friday, May 9th, 2003

I was checking out my access logs and saw that
is referencing a bunch of images on my webserver. It looks like they
are using blosxom as some sort of aggregator. Take a look at href="">

Its nic
e to be noticed, I suppose.

I’m guessing their day job is at and it looks like
they use a sun workstation to surf. :-)

Now using ‘Purple Haze’ CSS template

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003

Over at Open Source Web Design I found
a Haran’s ‘Purple Haze’ template that give a table-like layout without
using the TABLE tag, strictly CSS.

blosxom plug-in: setiuserstasts v0.1

Friday, March 14th, 2003

Blosxom Plug-in: setiuserstats

Provides SETI@home individual user stats for use in your blog.

Get it here: href="">http://www.nozel

Until I get XML::Simple installed at my webhosting site, see it in
action here.

debpackagetag blosxom plugin

Monday, March 3rd, 2003

I’ve created (well, heavily borrowed from href="">John Slee’s googletag) a new Blosxom
plugin, href="">debpackagetag.
I’ve been putting links to’s package search engine in href="">my
debian laptop blog entries and this saves a ton of typing.

For example type <debpackage>blosxom</debpackage> to
get a link to the debian page for blos

Blosxom 2.0 beta *3*

Thursday, February 27th, 2003

Boy, Rael is really crankin’ out the releases — href="">blosxom 2.0
beta 3 is out and you’re using it right now.