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Importing a GoDaddy QuickBlog to WordPress

I finally moved my son’s blog onto WordPress today after encountering an issue that others have encountered. I managed to get an export file from a GoDaddy QuickBlog but when I imported it to WordPress I experienced some weird behaviour.

The comments and posts appeared in the WordPress “Dashboard” but I couldn’t get to them by any other means, i.e. I would have expected them to appear in the blog and the “Manage Posts” area.

When I started to copy/paste the posts with the intention of editing the timestamp, I noticed that the URL ended “post.php?action=edit&post=10”. A URL hack later and I was able to get to the older posts, I noticed that they were had been imported and left unpublished. A couple of clicks later and the migration is now complete.

Mobile Users = Second Class Citizen

I’ve came to the conclusion that the reason I don’t blog more than a couple of times a month is because of wordpress. Now while I’m infinitely more impressed with WordPress than GoDaddy’s QuickBlog. I think I’d blog more if WordPress’ mobile interface didn’t suck – please will you let me edit existing drafts on my mobile?

While I was pleased that Google Reader finally allowed us to share items on our Mobile’s why do we still not have search? Get on with it already!

PS. Plaxo, if you want me to try your product why don’t you offer proper syncing to my Blackberry 8800 too?