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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Upgrading from b2 to WordPress 1.2

Filed under: — Carthik @ 10:27 pm

Finally, a solution, or rather a set of instructions to upgrade successfully from b2 to WordPress 1.2. (Thanks to wild-mind.net)

It’s not exactly clear why it is essential to follow exactly these steps as opposed to the prescribed upgrade or import procedure, and that might require some looking into. This is a solution that seems to work, and information regarding methods that work is indispensible.

I have a strange affliction for importing and exporting things from WordPress. It has just come to be that way. It is not a choice I made, but now that I have started out on this path, I find it impossible to quit. It maybe the Ph.D. mentality — wanting to know everything about a little well demarcated area in a “field”, and be the “expert” in that — at work here.

2 Comments

  1. Hi, A few months ago i converted my old b2 blog to wordpress, and i think i can answer your question about why you have to follow the steps as opposed to the prescribed upgrade or import procedure. The reason is that frankly the prescribed b2 import scripts that come with wordpress are useless. I had no end of trouble with it and never did get it to work.
    I ended up finding some perl script that did it and used the queries out of it to manually extract the data and import it into wordpress – painful? yes, but there wasnt any other option.
    Its good to see that there now seems to be a set of steps that work. :)

    Comment by Brett — 9/9/2004 @ 2:32 am

  2. Thanks, Brett. I think there is a couple of things about import-b2.php that need fixing. I went through it the other night and found it does almost all the work, correctly. It is the changing the table prefix thing that I was curious about. It should all be less painful, in any case.

    Comment by Carthik — 9/9/2004 @ 9:38 am

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