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Import blog data from other platforms

Topics: General
Jan 1, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I notice much of the documentation is revolving around creating a new blank site, and just creating content from there on. I would need to learn how to possibly import content data from other platform database/repository into Orchard's format. For example, blog posts, tags, comments from a different platform.

Ideally, the format of the old platform should not matter as much as the format that Orchard can consume in programmatic fashion. Is there an API for Orchard to be fed with data so it can be automatically filled with past blog content? So as long as there is a well-known input format/schema, converting old content into that schema shouldn't be that difficult.


Jan 2, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Yes, look at the import/export module.