After an afternoon of fiddling with MySQL export functions and a mess of CSS, I’ve finally managed to upgrade this site to use WordPress. It’s quite the improvement over b2, which should be no surprise since it’s a follow-up version of the program.
Pretty smooth transition thanks to this site‘s instructions. Though one of the lines —
DROP TABLE wp_settings — wasn’t applicable to my install (WP1.2). Took it out and everything else worked perfectly in the import. (Edit: To the author at wild-mind.net: Much appreciated for the help, and also in pointing out a textarea problem which went unnoticed on my Firefox browser)
Except there was still the resultant mess of incompatible CSS which took me a couple of hours to sort out into the site’s present incarnation. There are even three flavours of syndication available for the site now — RSS, RSS 2.0 and ATOM. My geekmind boggles.
Uh, in case none of that made sense, comments are back up so you can complain about it.