Wordpress to Poster Stack Converter


#1

Hi guys,

Yes, it’s true. I am working on a tool to migrate from a Wordpress blog to Poster Stack, and it’s awesome 😎 . Yes, Wordpress is a pita, but hey, challenge accepted.

So, if there is someone out there having a Wordpress installation and interested in moving, let me know. The tool is still work in progress as every Wordpress is installation is different. You would have to send me the export XML file in order to get the data for Poster Stack produced.

Let me know! Cheers, Jannis


#2

Sounds brilliant.

I am not 100% anti-Wordpress. But the new Gutenberg editor in Wordpress 5 has been an absolute nightmare for both developers and publishers. Anything to get that content into RapidWeaver would be a dream come true for many.

Tumblr and Flickr have also gone up s*** creek in recent months - switching off lots of useful features and taking user content hostage. I fear my MicroBlog stack is nearing the end of its life.


#3

Hi Jannis

I have a list of clients wanting to migrate from WordPress back to RW (at my prompting). Is your poster stack just for posts? Or can ot be used for Pages content also?

Alison


#4

Hi @inStacks-Jannis happy new year.

This is an interesting concept. Could it be used to convert an active WP blog to Poster, ongoing?

I have a client who wants a self updating blog but wants it laid out like the poster blog (flex) that I presently maintain for them.


#5

Hi Steve,
Happy new year!

Definitely not. Workflow is as follows:

  • Export content from Wordpress as XML file
  • Send the file to me. I run the converter on my machine (as I still have to check if errors occur and if the output looks correct)
  • Markdown text files are created by the converter, and images are downloaded. Text files are referencing the images.
  • I send the output data to you, and you configure the Poster Markdown Folder integration to use the data.

Making this ongoing would be nice, still to much work IMHO.


#6

Hi Alison,

The converter exports markdown text files for both blog posts and pages, seperatly in 2 folders. The converter does not create a RW project or with this a page navigation.

Integrating the blogs posts is easy, as the blog is on one page, and Poster Stack reads all posts (text files) from the blog posts folder, sorts and displays them correctly, etc.

For pages, you still have to create the RW navigation inside the RW project file. From there on, either copy and paste the markdown content from the file to a markdown Stack, or, I create a little stacky where you are able to reference a file, and the markdown content is displayed.

Unless someone has a better idea 💡…

Cheers, Jannis


#7

I think it will be just as easy to copy and paste content. Sites are not too big and no blog to speak of - but if I do get a site with a big blog I will get in touch.

And many thanks!


#8

Hi @alirat153

I’ve been using Poster stack for a few months now and can testify it is VERY flexible.

Initially, its use as a blog feature is at the forefront, but once you get the hang of it you realize it could be used for anything. In fact, you could create a huge site with multiple sections, different layouts, and a whole heap of other stuff very easily.

It also allows you to use any other stacks so the pages it generates can be just as feature-packed as any normal page, and Jannis has done some great work with the meta data so it is SEO friendly too.

Put it this way, I would take Poster stack over Wordpress any day of the week.