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Migrate your blogger blog posts to jekyll.

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blogspot_to_jekyll.rb
Ruby
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
#
# Convert blogger (blogspot) posts to jekyll posts
#
# Basic Usage
# -----------
#
# ruby blogger_to_jekyll.rb feed_url
#
# where `feed_url` can have the following format:
#
# http://{your_blog_name}.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
#
# Requirements
# ------------
#
# * feedzirra: https://github.com/pauldix/feedzirra
#
 
require 'feedzirra'
require 'date'
require 'optparse'
 
 
def parse_post_entries(feed, verbose)
posts = []
feed.entries.each do |post|
obj = Hash.new
created_datetime = post.last_modified
creation_date = Date.strptime(created_datetime.to_s, "%Y-%m-%d")
title = post.title
file_name = creation_date.to_s + "-" + title.split(/ */).join("-").delete('\/') + ".html"
 
obj["file_name"] = file_name
obj["title"] = title
obj["creation_datetime"] = created_datetime
obj["content"] = post.content
posts.push(obj)
end
return posts
end
 
def write_posts(posts, verbose)
Dir.mkdir("_posts") unless File.directory?("_posts")
 
total = posts.length, i = 1
posts.each do |post|
file_name = "_posts/".concat(post["file_name"])
header = %{---
layout: post
title: #{post["title"]}
date: #{post["creation_datetime"]}
comments: false
categories:
---
 
%}
File.open(file_name, "w+") {|f|
f.write(header)
f.write(post["content"])
f.close
}
if verbose
puts " [#{i}/#{total[0]}] Written post #{file_name}"
i += 1
end
end
end
 
def main
options = {}
opt_parser = OptionParser.new do |opt|
opt.banner = "Usage: blogger_to_jekyll.rb FEED_URL [OPTIONS]"
opt.separator ""
opt.separator "Options"
opt.on("-v", "--verbose", "Print out all.") do
options[:verbose] = true
end
end
 
opt_parser.parse!
if ARGV[0]
feed_url = ARGV.first
else
puts opt_parser
exit()
end
 
puts "Fetching feed #{feed_url}..."
feed = Feedzirra::Feed.fetch_and_parse(feed_url)
puts "Parsing feed..."
posts = parse_post_entries(feed, options[:verbose])
puts "Writing posts to _posts/..."
write_posts(posts, options[:verbose])
 
puts "Done!"
end
 
main()

thanks this worked for me

Thanks. It's awesome that I could help you with my script.

Worked for me - thanks!

I had to add require ''rubygems" before feedzirra to make the script work on OS X Lion.

I also had to change the way dates are parsed like this:

created_datetime = post.updated
creation_date = Date.parse(created_datetime.to_s)

I guess the Blogger RSS format must have changed at some point or something.

That's quite probable. I am glad to receive patches.

Gotcha. I threw in the changes at my fork. Feel free to merge. Might want to test first to make sure I didn't bork things up (I'm a Pythonista :) ).

I just merged your changes. Sorry, that I couldn't figure out a way to keep the credits, but your work is most appreciated! Thank you, sir

No probs. Thanks. :)

Hi, one more thing... I noticed it is better to use "created_datetime = post.published" instead of "created_datetime = post.updated". Might want to change that in your gist. You might want to store the updated time in YAML front matter btw. Probably doesn't hurt.

You might want to store the updated time in YAML front matter btw. Probably doesn't hurt.

You lost me. YAML?

See this. It's just that little snippet in front of a page.

I updated my Gist to contain the change mentioned above. Feel free to merge.

Thanks for this gist. Works

After changing Config to RbConfig it worked. Thanks!

FYI, if you'd also like to migrate the comments: http://blog.coolaj86.com/articles/migrate-from-blogger-to-ruhoh-with-proper-redirects.html

This requires changing your template (explained in the walkthrough) and exporting a backup of your blog (also explained in the walkthrough)

Thanks for this script! Everything worked well, except the handling of colon characters in the title. They make Jekyll fall over and die, for some reason. Relevant: https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll/issues/549

Hi Kennym,

Worked for me. Works like a charm. But I had some trouble because the feedzirra module is now renamed to feedjira.
You need to update the script to show that. I did the same and I could do the import then.

I have one question though: I lost the comments I had on blogger in the process. How do I migrate the comments?

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