Giving up the Ghost

 

2016-09-18_1429-300x197Fresh and Crispy has been running as a self-hosted Ghost blog for a couple of years now but today I moved it back over to a self-hosted WordPress blog.

One of the main reasons for the move is that upgrading the Ghost software is a painfully slow manual process. Other reasons include my desire to try technologies like Mike Caulfield’s Wikity which needs a WordPress multi-site and the sheer convenience of being able to blog from the WordPress App.

To transfer my content, I had to use the Python script ghost2wp.py provided by tzangms to convert from Ghost’s JSON format to WordPress’s xmlrpc. But that went very smoothly.

The Ghost blog will stay active as ghost.cpjobling.me for a while: at least until I have transferred some of the tags over.

Author: cpjobling

Senior lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University

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