links for 2008-06-25

WordPress and the Cruft

I really like WordPress, but NanoBlogger always amazed me for its simplicity. It’s not like I update my blog every hour or something to have something rendering the same pages again (and dynamic content, like the, Twitter and widgets don’t behave properly under WordPress cache plugin — or, at least, it didn’t work when I tried last time.)

So, just for the fun of it, I decided to try to write a “WordPress 2 NanoBlogger” converter. The first is get a copy of the database, so I have the data to convert in first place. Simple MySQL-dump would be enough to me (well, not completely necessary, but I still don’t have internet at home and I can’t connect to my database without the data.)

Dump in hand, I decided to take a look at it. The amount of cruft on it is really impressive. I still have things about my LJ-exporter, which isn’t being used for a year already. And Twitter Tools is keeping copies of all my Tweets.

I know it’s not the normal WordPress use, but I guess it should have some option to clean up its database (at some request in the admin interface.)

links for 2008-06-17