There are 3rd party migrators avilable to migrate from Wordpress blog to Jekyll based blogs. In this post, I am going to outline simple process of migrating most 3rd party blogs to Jekyll based blogs. Most of the blog web sites support a common interface called MetaWeblog.
For example, on telligent based blogs, this can be accessed as follows:
The RFC of this interface is given here
The metablog interface exposts a common set of methods to retrieve the blog data using XML-RPC communication.
Since this API is exposed from the Weblogs providers, programmer have to use a client-side programming model to communicate with it according to the XML-RPC protocol.
I have created and published this C# programming wrapper which allows us to easily develop C# client applications that consumes this API via a service.
- Download my sample wrapper from the github repository here.
- Create a .Net application and reference the CookComputing.XmlRpc that come in the above repository
- Create a class for the API provided.
Notice that the above post contains an implemention of IBlogger interface, which is decorated with [XmlRpcUrl(“http://blogs.msdn.com/metablog.ashx”)] attribute.
Don’t forget to change the URL of your Community Server Blogs metaBlog.
Now you can easily use the proxy in your code.
To generate the YAML header for the files, I have re-used publically available YAML parser. We can choose from several available YAML parsers: