I had hosted this blog on a shared hosting for almost a decade using WordPress. After experiencing continuous issues with my hosting provider (very old PHP version, thus being unable to update WordPress easily, and other technical problems), I have finally decided to migrate 10 years of content to wordpress.com. I couldn’t have guessed Scala programming language would help me in this process.
First things first: Fortunately, the old version of WordPress software I used had the export functionality which let me export all of the content into a single, self-contained XML file (ah, the joys of data portability! :)). Next step was to import this file using the administrative section of http://ileriseviye.wordpress.com, and everything was completed in just a few minutes. Next step was enabling the redirection for only the blog related part of my personal website. A simple
.htaccess file that used Apache‘s mod_rewrite functionality handled this…
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