s9y-to-wp has a new home on GitHub
July 13, 2013
Earlier this week I was trying to clean up my old Google Code site and I broke it. Mostly this has given me the small push I needed to get all the old junk out of Google Code and make a proper move of it all to GitHub. Of course, the most important piece of code was the Serendipity to WordPress Plugin. I’ve moved the plugin to its own s9y-to-wp repo on GitHub.
Setting up a new GitHub repo in TortoiseGit
April 17, 2012
By now you’ve come around to accept that Git Is The Answer. You are a smart cookie and you’ve realized that GitHub Is The Answer (to Git). So you start creating GitHub repos for anything and everything (like me). It’s easy to create a new Git repo under Linux because GitHub tells you how. It’s also super easy to do so on Mac because you’ve got the GitHub client for OSX. But what if you’re on Windows? What if you’re on Windows and you use TortoiseGit? It’s easy, and I’ve got instructions!
October 21, 2011
By Dsv (Own work) Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsFor the last few years, my DNS server of choice (when I run my own) is PowerDNS. It is very simple to use, and the ability to run multiple “backends” makes it wonderfully configurable. My choice setup is PowerDNS running the MySQL backend. Of course the question is “How do I manage the MySQL backend?” and that is where PDNSOps comes in.
“405 Method Not Allowed” on Google Code
September 8, 2011
Recently I was checking in some code to the SVN on Google Code (for a project I’ll be posting about another day). I love Google Code because it’s a great and easy to use public code host. On top of that you get a nice little web interface and bug tracker. For the low low cost of free, what more could you ask for? Oh yea… that it worked.
Serendipity to WordPress – Importer version 1.5
November 29, 2010
I should have posted this sooner, but I forgot. My Serendipity to WordPress post importer (v1.4) has been upgraded! Simone Tellini took it (in the spirit of which this software was originally released, way back when) and updated the importer to support nested categories (and of course re-released it). To make sure the software continues to be available, I’ve taken (with permission) Simone’s updated version and checked it into my Google Code SVN repo (SVN direct).
Serendipity to WordPress – Post import
June 11, 2010
The first thing you need to do in migrating from Serendipity to WordPress, is to move the post content. Luckily for all of us, at some point in time an importer was written (and shared). It has floated around the internet for a while and been updated a number of times. The version I used was verison 1.3, last updated by a German fellow. While his updates were good, I needed a little more out of it. Two pieces that were lacking were the handling of drafts vs published posts (John and I have a number of drafts, as has been previously mentioned) and the most important, matching up post id numbers. Without that one piece, you can’t move between the two platforms and maintain any links.