Support importing posts from zip file
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Users should be able to migrate all their writing between and Write Freely blogs/instances.


  • Add Import button in Account Settings or wherever makes sense
  • Accept a *.zip file upload
  • Parse the archive, importing only *.txt files
    • Top-level files become anonymous posts / drafts
    • Directories create blogs (or skip creation if a blog with the name exists)
    • Files in directories get published to their corresponding blogs
    • The file's modified date is used as the post's created value; other metadata is left NULL

Changes to Export

We might also consider including some metadata in exported zip archives -- if not for every post, at least for each directory / blog.

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matt triaged this task as Low priority.Nov 7 2018, 6:36 PM
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