Wordpress Export to Markdown Hosted on Amazon S3

You may have been able to tell, but this blog looks different. Yes, I finally left Wordpress. I converted my Wordpress blog to a static generated Markdown blog. It's fairly straight forward.


Must Haves:


It's pretty straightforward:

  1. Installed Pandoc: http://code.google.com/p/pandoc/downloads/list
  2. Exported my Wordpress blog from a tool that I wrote: https://github.com/jprichardson/potter-wordpress
  3. Dumped my comments from Wordpress export and imported them using Disqus import tool. You'll need to use an XML sanitization tool on the Wordpress exported XML data... I don't remember what I used, but if you Google for it, I'm sure you can find it. I think I used xmllint.
  4. Followed Amazon tutorial on redirecting www.procbits.com to procbits.com and keep all links in tact.
  5. Wrote my own static blog generator (all the cool kids are doing it), Sky, to actually create the html.
  6. Deployed to S3 using another tool that I wrote (Basin): https://github.com/skywrite/basin.

There are still a lot of things to do. But for now, I'm satisfied.

If you made it this far, you should follow me on Twitter.


Want to test-drive Bitcoin without any risk? Check out my bitcoin wallet Coinbolt. It includes test coins for free.

comments powered by Disqus