The fine folk from the Ragnar Relay approached me to move their blog, which is hosted on the free blog hosting service SquareSpace, over to their own self-hosted wordpress on their webhost. They wanted to keep the same layout and all of their content, but did not know how to export it and convert it to wordpress.
Here is a before picture of their blog on squarespace:
Unfortunately there isn’t an easy export option for SquareSpace blogs. The post database exports easily, and then you can use the Moveable Type/TypePad Import tool to import the posts, but the theme/design layout does not transfer, and neither do the pages, sidebar settings or images from the posts. I had to do those four parts manually.
When it came time to recreate the theme, I used the Headway Theme framework for wordpress. It’s an easy to use, drag and drop, visual theme builder – no coding!!!
Here is the final product:
I can barely tell the difference between the two sites – can you?
Visit Blognar – The Official Blog of the Ragnar Relay here.