So far the transition from Blogspirit to WordPress has been a bit better than I feared, though I think the difficulties I’ve experienced validated my hesitation.Â WordPress is definitely software “by geeks for geeks,” meaning it comes broken in numerous ways and requires manual programming on the user’s part in order to get it working write.Â So far, this blog is still “broken” because of errors on WordPress’s part.
0. Importing has to be done through the web front-end.Â There is no FTP or CLI method to batch-upload to the blog.Â This is incredibly wasteful, as tdaxp is a large site that requires a long time to enter a file, click, submit, wait, submit, repeat, over and over.
1. It comes broken, and WordPress knows it.Â WordPress imports tags as numbers.Â The only solution is to delete what you’ve imported, manually change the code in a file, and import again
2. It comes broken, and WordPress doesn’t know it.Â WordPress is importing only about half of the comments that exist in wordpress data file.Â It doesn’t generate an error or leave any trace of the eaten comments — just, they’re gone.