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bradenslen
bradenslen
Migrated, Merged and More to come. ramblinggit.com
kicks
kicks
@bradenslen I wonder if you could import into Webmention.io? I just love that all my interactions are stored there and it can easily be hooked up to a new blog or imported/exported elsewhere. Actually—I’m sure you could! I might take a stab at this, if you’re interested. Oh also wanted to say that none of my links to you seem broken. So that’s cool! Can’t wait to hear how this goes for you wrt Wordpress vs. Micro.blog. I also wonder if you could map out your ideal blogging platform at some point. Where you’d like to see things go… Or have you already posted that line of thinking somewhere?
bradenslen
bradenslen

@kicks Ahh, I do keep forgetting about Webmention.io. Thanks for reminding me. I wonder if their codes will work in the footer on MB, do you know? They just say "in your HTML". Hrrm. This would help on incoming webmentions to be sure.

I'll look into importing the archive of interactions. I appreciate your offer of help because I'm pretty far out on the limb in regards to my competency. :-)

Glad the links are not broken! That was a big factor in my deciding to move to Micro.blog. Those incoming links are important. Micro.blog seems to have a good mapping program - no matter what the URL was and what it has changed to, the click gets to the right post.

Thanks again. More later.

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bradenslen
bradenslen

@kicks Okay, I added the Webmention.io codes to the footer on Micro.blog. I don't really have ready access to the header space. We'll see if this works and if the codes will work from the footer. It takes Micro.blog some time to update changes so I'm just going to let things set for a bit while that footer updates.

kicks
kicks
@bradenslen That’s not going to work—for a number of reasons. For one, I forgot that micro.blog already stores your Webmentions. I think, though, that if you can either provide a dump of your Wordpress Webmentions or put your old ‘ramblinggit’ up at another URL, it should be possible to get micro.blog to store all of them. What I’m thinking is that I’d take all the URLs for those Webmentions and feed them all into micro.blog—as if I was sending the Webmentions from those different blogs. Micro.blog should then verify all the Webmentions on the original blogs and store fresh copies. This could work better than an import—because sometimes HTML gets mangled when importing from one blog engine to another. As long as I can get a complete list of those Webmention URLs, it should only take a few minutes to feed them all in to micro.blog.
bradenslen
bradenslen

@kicks I've removed the Webmention.io code from the footer.

First I'm going to see if I can get a third party comment system installed and running. On most of these third party commenters ( Disqus et al.) they have Wizards for most major platforms. But when you get into obscure stuff like MB and have to use the generic code snippet the instructions become less clear. So we will see if it works.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@bradenslen @kicks just so you know ... watching and learning from this thread . Thankyou.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@JohnPhilpin @kicks I think Intensedebate is working. You can see it here.

  1. It has Akismet anti-spam so no captcha. Yay.
  2. It allows Guest posting or you can sign in w/ Intense debate, Wordpress.com or Twitter (Facebook is an option but I have not activated it.)
  3. I have all comments being moderated first before going live same as I had on Wordpress.

Can I ask a favor, will a couple of you please comment on two different posts to test out the system and to see if it is distingushing between posts? Thanks! Let me know if you encounter problems.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@bradenslen The custom theme screencast by @manton is what fascilitated me being able to edit a template. That was the final piece of info I needed. So thank you manton for making that.

And it all just worked like the screencast showed. So it's a very neat custom theme system Micro.blog has even for just editing the stock themes.