The upgrade was not that easy as I had to somehow find a way to import my old graffiti posts into the new BlogEngine.NET. It is a shame that Graffiti CMS does not have any export functionality and only import functionality.
Searching through graffiti forums, I found a post by Curt saying he has developed a small tool which could export graffiti posts to a BlogML file! Something I was looking for! If that worked, I could easily import the contents into my BlogEngine.NET.
With no time to spare, I contacted Curt regarding his application. The application worked really well and converted all of my posts to BlogML format. Thanks a lot Curt 🙂
There is one problem though – A bug in the BlogEngine.NET’s BlogML importer stops it from importing the tags, so you might have to manually tag your posts after an import – Thats certainly not good, but the fact that I was able to import my old posts, is a big thumbs up!
Bye Bye Graffiti CMS, you are good, but not as good as other platforms!