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Support importing posts from JSON file
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Description

Overview

Users should be able to migrate all their writing between Write.as and Write Freely blogs/instances.

Implementation

JSON:

  • Accept a *.json file upload of entire account, since that's the Export option we offer
  • Parse the file
    • Posts in the top-level posts array becomes anonymous posts / drafts
    • Create blogs from collections array
    • Publish posts containing all the same metadata for each post in the collections[x].posts array

Event Timeline

matt created this task.May 29 2019, 11:18 PM
matt triaged this task as Low priority.
matt moved this task from Far Future to Soon / v1.0 on the WriteFreely board.May 30 2019, 12:29 PM
SkyeJ claimed this task.May 30 2019, 7:33 PM
matt added a subscriber: SkyeJ.Jun 5 2019, 9:35 PM
matt reassigned this task from SkyeJ to joyeusenoelle.
matt added a comment.EditedJun 9 2019, 5:26 PM

I threw together an offline importer for this: rWFM / https://github.com/writeas/wf-migrate -- for reference in building this into the web application.

(Driven by this forum post: https://discuss.write.as/t/steps-to-take-to-move-from-wf-to-wa/668)