So for those of you who follow this blog, you’ll recall that I switched from the Serendipity blog platform to WordPress back on June 22, 2007 (blog software change). Along with that software change came a new database structure. Which meant that my posts didn’t come with me. I planned on doing something like natarem.com/oldblog and just putting the old posts in a subdirectory, but I really didn’t want to do that. I wanted them to be in WordPress and be integrated with this blog. The problem is, that isn’t really all that easy. There is not a good Serendipity to WordPress converter that I was able to find.
Therefore, I spent a few hours tonight basically converting the database over manually and adding the old database onto the WordPress structure with this blog. It was pretty painful actually. Tons of annoyances, but I think I finally got it working. You can currently click on the left to see archives going back to my first post.
One important note: Images from prior to June 22, 2007 won’t show up if I uploaded them onto my blog. I did not port over the uploads directory — at least, not yet. I will likely do it soon or, at least, at some point in the future.
EDIT: Oh yea, and comments haven’t moved over yet either. I’m not sure if I will or won’t move those, but I do have them if I decide to. They will be a huge pain in the ass, so I’m leaning towards not doing it.