After many good years of publishing via dasBlog I made the decision to jump ship and start using WordPress. dasBlog has been speedy, stable and very easy to style. It’s a great power user tool but I’m now at the point where I want the simplicity of a more mainstream product.
Following the lead of Shan and Mike I opted for WordPress and set about installing it this weekend. A quick web search turned up more than a few helpful pages on migrating content (Kavinda’s post is a good one stop shop). The key components to my migration from dasBlog v1.9 to WordPress v2.9.2 were:
- Getting the content out of DasBlog – DasBlog to BlogML exporter
- Getting the content into WordPress – BlogML import plug-in (Kavinda Munasinghe’s Version)
- Providing a permanent redirect from old links to new – Redirection Plug-in
I would not call the migration painless, but after a bit of tech-turbulence it all came together. I’m now up and running on WordPress and everything is running smoothly.
To share the love I’ve created a page with my tips for migrating from dasBlog to WordPress.