I’ve moved Codebeef around a fair bit, but I keep coming back to Jekyll. As I’ve used Jekyll, I’ve noticed a few patches of friction, so I decided to fork the repo on Github, and give a little back.
Jekyll’s interface for importing existing blogs is a bit clunky - The syntax mentioned in this ticket is far better, so I implemented it in this patch, which has since been pulled into the master branch.
More detailed information about the new import CLI here.
With the new CLI I built, this is as simple as running:
jekyll import posterous --user=<email> --pass=<password> --site=<sitename (default is primary site)>
The existing importers didn’t handle importing from Wordpress.com, so I wrote a quick script, and posted it back to the official Jekyll repo. My patch was accepted, and you can now import a Wordpress.com blog by getting your export file, and running:
ruby -r './lib/jekyll/migrators/wordpress.com' -e 'Jekyll::WordpressDotCom.process'
Or, with the new CLI:
jekyll import wordpressdotcom --file=</path/to/export.xml>