A few months ago, I stumbled upon a handly little WordPress plugin which allowed me to convert a CuteNews installation to WordPress. I tested it out on an older site I have and it worked ok. I really just wanted everything switched over and that happened. All the posts and categories were intact. That was good.
The bad part is that all the HTML was completely stripped from all the posts. EVERYTHING! If I linked to an outside article, it was gone. If I wrote a multi-paragraph update, the formatting was taken out and it appeared as one big blob of a post. Not a good look. If I embedded pictures or a thumbnail in the post, that was no longer in there either. I’ve also read that only the CN “short-story” gets transferred over, and not the full entry. That’s not good for me either. Basically, if you used CuteNews as a text-only news script, using Other-Ext-WP is perfect.
However, I have another website that uses CuteNews. I’ve had it for nearly 5 years and it provides a lot of news and media updates. Having the HTML stripped out of it is not an option. I am dying for a way to have all of that content converted over to WordPress ASAP. I’ve Googled and taken a look around the web trying to find a solution. Nothing I’ve tried has worked.
So, if anyone knows a step-by-step guide to migrate a blog from CuteNews to WordPress or a person who knows how to do this task, please, please, please let me know! I’m even willing to pay. I just don’t want to lose all my hard work or spend a ridiculous amount of time “fixing” all the posts. 5 years of work is a lot!
Someone really should develop a tool or something. I mean, they could make a killing because there are a lot of people, like me, who are desperate to switch, but just don’t want to lose all of their work!