OK, so the conversion is done. Everything looks OK, but let me know if something isn’t working right. I added a redirect handler to redirect old links to their new location, so let me know if you’re getting broken links, too.
The one thing that .Text doesn’t seem to have is a RSS feed for recent comments. I can work on adding that back in, but it’ll be a low priority unless anyone screams and says that it’s important. There didn’t seem to be that many people subscribed, so…
Very nice Paul! Way to go!
How hard was it? I’m considering the same…
Glad to see you made the switch. For a single blog, adding a comment rss handler should be pretty easy.
For multi-blog features of .Text it is a bit harder (read: a short coming in my logic :), but hopefully we will have it out of the box shortly.
One cool thing .Text does support is CommentRss, which basically creates a new feed for the comments of each post. Both SharpReader and RssBandit support this. See http://scottwater.com/blog/archive/2003/11/21/10719.aspx for an example.
Mike, it was a little complicated because I was using my own SQL tables for my hand-rolled software. I had to write a bunch of data manipulations to get it into a format that .Text expected it in. Depending on what you use, it might be easier.
Scott, thanks! I know about CommentRss but don’t get to take advantage of it at the moment because I use NewsGator. 🙁 I’ll see about adding a comments feed in the near future…
Good to hear. Are you are also planning to cross-post to blogs.msdn.com too?
I wasn’t planning to… My first instinct is that I don’t want to have to track comments between two separate blogs. I’m also not sure if .Text can take care of that for me although I’ll confess I haven’t looked at every option. Is there an advantage to having my stuff appear there?
I like the new look, Paul, very sleek!
BTW, what language do you program in? like for your hand-rolled blogging software…if you say C#, I’ll cry "TRAITOR" 😀
Well, .Text is in C#, but there’s nothing I can do about that… Otherwise, of course I work in VB. 🙂
Paul:>Otherwise, of course I work in VB. 🙂
Two thumbs up 🙂