I previously pleaded for a solution to help import my Wordpress posts to Ikiwiki.

I've now done it myself with the help of lxml and lamby's start on the problem.

http://static.natalian.org/2009-05-22/lxml-wordpress-import.txt

I'm not entirely sure if I've used lxml correctly. I use it in a SAXy serial access way when I guess I could have just pulled from the DOM tree. I've used the textile markup language on my previous Wordpress blog. Hence I've run all my posts through a textile filter and dumped the resulting HTML into .mdwn files.

So if you look through Natalian's archives, you'll see this blog stretches back now more than 6 years to 2003-04-27. That's a long time for a blog and the link rot shows.

For example I used to host pictures on pictures.natalian.org and referenced them in my blogs:

hendry@x61 archives$ grep -r pictures.natalian.org * | wc -l
94

That service does not exist anymore, since my my pictures are now all on Flickr and http://static.natalian.org/.

There is still some issues I need to resolve, such as ?tags. One has to manually create the tags files which is a major PITA.

So far I like where I am now with Ikiwiki.info. Though I am keen to possibly try a suckless approach with werc.