Thursday, January 21, 2010

Moving from .text 0.95 to Blogger

My blogs are moving.

I have hosted my blogs for several years on a Virtual Server provided by They have an excellent service, great customer support and you get a "dedicated" Virtual Server running Windows Server for 12 euro a month is a great bargain.

So, why am I moving the blogs? The main reason is that I'm running out of space on the Virtual Server so I have to upgrade to the "professional" version which costs 30 euro. Still a decent price but paying 360 euro a year just to keep my old blogs alive doesn't make much sense so I have decided to move the blogs to blogger. Hosting a blog on Blogger is free and it offers a lot of features that are not present in .text

The main challenge is to keep the old deep links and images working. I think I have found a way to migrate everything using a combination of Blogger and Google App Engine. If all goes well there will be a series of articles about the move to Blogger and the old articles should show up here during the following weeks. Please let me know if you've already migrated from .text to Blogger and have tips to share.


  1. Since SubText is a branch of .Text and it can export your blog to a BlogML file (with attachment embedded). If Blogger can import from BlogML file you could migrate from .text to subtext (it is straight forward even if i think you shuold have to do some intermediate upgrades in order to come to the subtext last version), produce your BlogML file and import it to Blogger :)

  2. Great idea Michele. I'll play around with the import/export features of Blogger and see if it works

  3. Hi Rikard Ronnkvist, how are you?

    Did you have the egilh's DLL for this project? I wanted to do a test for this article, but i don´t find the DLL in the Internet to download. :(

    Hamilton CorrĂȘa

  4. I will upload the DLL to the new blog today and update the links

  5. All the downloads are now avaiable at the Download page: