Search and Serendipity has moved!

2007 January 9
by David J. Ringer

DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS — We’ve moved! Search and Serendipity now resides on my own domain: Please update your links and bookmarks right away. New posts will appear here from now on, and the old Blogspot site will slowly fade away.

Note: My feed ( remains the same, so you do not need to alter your subscriptions.

I’ve also made the switch to WordPress, which pretty much rules. The learning curve has been a bit steep, but I think we’re going to make it.

My main concern was getting all the old posts and comments transferred over; the WordPress importer doesn’t work with the new Blogger. But thankfully, Ady Romantika has developed a script to import from the new Blogger to WordPress. But — augh! — it relies on allow_url_fopen, which DreamHost has disabled for security reasons. [Update 01/10/07: Ady's script has been modified to work even when fopen is disabled.] I thought I was sunk, but my talented friend Shroud (who writes a newspaper column and can be a bit eccentric) managed to modify the script so it uses cURL … and (after many tries) voila! All posts and comments appear to have come across almost perfectly.

There are still a lot of rough edges and missing features, but I’ll work on them as we go along. My Blogger labels didn’t transfer over as categories, so I’ll have to redo all of those at some point. Please let me know if you have any trouble, if anything looks strange, or if something is missing that you’d like to see.

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  1. Email subscriptions, labels, and exploring
  2. Maintenance mostly completed
  3. Search
One Response
  1. January 16, 2007

    Looking good David, have updated links as requested. WordPress is good to use, it’s nice to be in control of everything.

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