Migrating from Wordpress on NearlyFreeSpeech to Jekyll

I messed up my Wordpress installation and I don't know how to fix it. It was hosted on nearlyfreespeech.net , but their version of the wordpress command line client seems to be either broken or too old to work with an up-to-date Wordpress install. either way, I don't have access to the wp-cli. So, I decided to try something else

I read good things about Jekyll, so I decided to try it. There's a lot there, but one sticking point was migrating the database into Jekyll. I don't think you can access NFS's mysql server from outside, so I downloaded the data using phpMyAdmin, created a database, imported the data with source data.sql, and ran the Jekyll import function.

ruby -rubygems -e 'require "jekyll-import";
    JekyllImport::Importers::WordPress.run({
      "dbname"   => "benwiener",
      "user"     => "username",
      "password" => "password",
      "host"     => "localhost",
      "table_prefix"   => "wp_"
    })'

Author | Ben Wiener

Currently a Ph.D. student in Physics at Brown University.