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Switched From Wordpress to Octopress

So it finally happened … I switched my blog from wordpress to octopress. The migration of the data was kind of tricky. There are some blogs out there with tips on how to do it. But as soon as you have more then just english blogs it will bite you. My first try was using the wordpress jekyll exporter and I should have stayed at that. The export takes a while but the end result is almos perfect. There are some issues with image links and if there are any links containing UTF8 chars then Octopress won’t like that. The second try was with exitwp, well that was a huge mistake. Exitwp crashes on each UTF8 char it finds in the wordpress XML and after cleaning it all up you end up with the same result as using the jekyll-exporter. All I need now is more motivation to write something.