pelican-import is a command line tool for converting articles from other software to ReStructuredText. The supported formats are:
The conversion from HTML to reStructuredText relies on pandoc. For Dotclear, if the source posts are written with Markdown syntax, they will not be converted (as Pelican also supports Markdown).
pelican-import has two dependencies not required by the rest of pelican:
BeatifulSoup can be installed like any other Python package:
$ pip install BeautifulSoup
For pandoc, install a package for your operating system from the pandoc site.
-h, --help show this help message and exit --wpfile Wordpress XML export --dotclear Dotclear export --feed Feed to parse -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT Output path -m MARKUP Output markup --dir-cat Put files in directories with categories name
$ pelican-import --wpfile -o ~/output ~/posts.xml
$ pelican-import --dotclear -o ~/output ~/backup.txt
To test the module, one can use sample files: