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



  • 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 triaged this task as Low priority.May 29 2019, 11:18 PM
matt created this task.
matt moved this task from Backlog 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 reassigned this task from SkyeJ to joyeusenoelle.Jun 5 2019, 9:35 PM
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matt added a comment.EditedJun 9 2019, 5:26 PM

I threw together an offline importer for this: rWFM / -- for reference in building this into the web application.

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matt moved this task from Soon / v1.0 to Backlog on the WriteFreely board.Apr 23 2020, 12:40 PM