If you see some weirdness with the blog, like missing images or broken links, let me know. Iâ€™ve switched from dasBlog to BlogEngine.NET. I started this blog in 2005, and after four years, it was time for a different look and some different software.
The conversion from dasBlog to BlogEngine.NET was pretty easy. Hereâ€™s what I did:
- Installed BlogEngine.NET as a website on my local machine, and tweaked the config (blog name, admin user, theme, etc)
- Downloaded my dasBlog installation to a temporary folder. No need to install as a web app.
- Converted my blog entries to BlogML with the dasBlog to BlogML converter. I saved the output XML to the temp folder. This conversion took a minute or two.
- Using the BlogEngine.NET import tool, imported the BlogML output. This process took seconds.
There was one small problem during conversionâ€”the BlogML originally did not validate (there is a validation check in the import tool). I tried opening up the BlogML file in XML Notepad 2007, which pointed to some weird character in a specific line of the XML. I then opened the BlogML in Notepad++, navigated to the line indicated by XML Notepad 2007, and instantly saw the invalid characters. After I deleted two of something, the BlogML validated and I could import the posts and comments.