Amanita.net offers a LiveJournal to MovableType import/export script. I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to make the jump with all my old content intact. Unfortunately it required a bunch of perl modules I didn’t have. Started compiling those, only to find that one required the expat lib, which refused to compile. Realized I hadn’t upgraded to Jaguar’s devtools – that brought the compiler back, and I did get expat compiled, but the perl module dance took another hour. Anyway, finally got it all happening, and the script worked perfectly.
Amazingly, Amanita offers to do the conversion for you if you can’t make it happen. Send them a batch of zipped LJ XML files and you get back a zipped pack of MT backup files to import. People who rock are so cool.
2 Replies to “Importing LiveJournal Entries to Movable Type”
Hey, Scot – saw your post about moving the LJ entries over here :)
Was wondering what process you went through to choose the new blog software, and did you look at the b2 package from http://cafelog.com/ ? Another blog I read everyday (Dave Farquhar’s Silicon Underground) uses it…
Anyway, my web log bookmarks folder has been updated with birdhouse.org :)
The blog-choosing process I wrote up in my ORA blog: Choosing a Blogging Package for Students. Of course I didn’t get to try everything out there. b2 looks very cool, though it’s hard to tell for sure before living with a system for a while.
Nevermind bookmarks, get yourself a good aggregator!