blogger2ghost

Blogspot JSON migrator plugin for Ghost

blogger2ghost - Blogspot JSON migrator plugin for Ghost

blogger2ghost allows you to convert your Blogspot blog content into one compatible with Ghost.

  1. Get posts in JSON format from your blog using <your blog>/feeds/posts/default?alt=json&max-results=10000 and save it to some file (eg. data.json)
  2. $ npm install blogger2ghost -g
  3. $ blogger2ghost -i data.json > ghost.json
  4. Surf to ghost/settings/labs at your blog
  5. Use Import controls to import the data to your blog

Alternatively you can install and invoke it as a library (ie. $ npm install blogger2ghost and node_modules/blogger2ghost -i data.json)

Remove tables from posts:

$ blogger2ghost -i data.json > ghost.json --remove-tables

Supply authors for multi-user Ghost:

This will attribute imported posts to existing users, you should first create the users within Ghost.

  1. Create authors.json file e.g.:

    {
        "John Smith": { // key should match author name from blogger 
            "id": 7, // id is arbitrary 
            "email": "john@example.com" // email is used for lookup, must exist 
        },
        "Jane Doe": {
            "id": 8,
            "email": "jane@gmail.com"
        }
    }
  2. Run $ blogger2ghost -i data.json > ghost.json -a authors.json

Download images from Blogger:

This will download all images from existing Blogger posts and place them into a directory ready for upload to Ghost. It will also replace urls with normalised paths that will load from the local content directory of Ghost.

# 'blogger-images' directory will be created
$ blogger2ghost -i data.json > ghost.json -d blogger-images --download-limit 10
var convert = require('blogger2ghost');
 
// json to convert goes to first 
// options (authors etc.) go to second param 
// extension callback as third 
convert({...}, {}, function(datapost) {
    // manipulate data based on post fields (see blogger data content above) 
    // you can see data fields available at https://github.com/tryghost/Ghost/wiki/import-format 
    
    ...
 
    // once you are done with manipulation, return result 
    return data;
});
  • ekaragodin - Fixed post import with non latin titles and tags
  • homerjam - Prettification of the output, support for multiple authors and downloading images

blogger2ghost is available under MIT. See LICENSE for more details.