Exporting your VT content

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171. Posted by wandeljp ( 3 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thank you Barbara !

172. Posted by padington bear (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

I would love some feedback from the VTers on Travellerspoint.

I've been looking into creating some code to help you export content from your Virtual Tourist account. While we don't have a like-for-like replacement for the tips format (at the moment), I could still import it into a database for you to have access to it beyond the shutdown of VT. Creating a Tips feature to more closely mirror what VT offered would be interesting anyway and potentially integrate nicely with the Planner tool we have currently. I can imagine travellers planning their trip would love to see tips from members on the destinations on their list.

I'm partially writing this thread to let you know this is in the works and partially to get any feedback from you on things that you consider necessary from an export. The main pages I'm currently looking at are the "Travel pages" and then following the reviews, images, etc. from there to download them. If you are currently exporting your own info from VT, I'd be interested to know your process so I can basically look at automating it for you :)

If you want to be kept updated on progress, please subscribe to this thread either by replying or by clicking the subscribe link at the bottom of the thread.

I realise there is some urgency in achieving this, so it is being prioritised to complete soon.

173. Posted by padington bear (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I would like to see the following if possible incorporated from VT please

Warnings and dangers - without a doubt my travels have been a lot safer and I have VT to thank for my safety and being a lot more street wise

Tourist traps - this has saved me a lot of money and enabled my hols not to be spoilt through being ripped off

Off the beaten track - I've seen some wacky and fab places that I wouldn't have known ever existed - really interesting places

174. Posted by nickandchris (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,

I'm posting this on behalf of my Mum who has been using VT for many years (same username) and has asked me to help work out what to do with that site getting closed down. She has invested hundreds of hours into building up loads of great stuff on there so I'm really keen to not let it all go to waste.

It looks like Travellerspoint and the tool to automatically migrate content could be a godsend! Is this facility still available? If so how do I invoke it? I think there's a magic address I should be going to..?

Many thanks in advance.

Mike
(On behalf of Christine + Nick)

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Feb-2017, at 09:41 by nickandchris ]

175. Posted by ExRanger49 (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hello Mike
I really enjoyed the pages of Nick and Chris on VT so am pleased to be able to send the Link to Travellers Point that is needed.
Here it is: -snip-
I used it a few days ago. All my photos can now be accessed here on TP. The Text of Travel Pages and Tips will be stored until TP finds a suitable way to integrate them.
The process took several hours - I let it run overnight and found it completed by morning.
All the best to you and Nick and Chris!
ExRanger49 ( ranger49 on VT and Barbara)

[ Edit: Please ONLY share this link through private messages; don't post it publicly in the forum ]

176. Posted by Cristian_uluru (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I'm just join from VT (Cristian_uluru).
Can someone send me the link to download all VT pages?

Many thanks,
CR

177. Posted by ExRanger49 (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

[ Edit: Please ONLY share this link through private messages; don't post it publicly in the forum ]

Sorry Editor - I clicked on Send Message and thought it would go Privately.

178. Posted by nickandchris (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

ExRanger49,

Thanks - I managed to see the link before it got hidden. I have kicked off the import.

My thanks to TravellersPoint for offering this service! :)

Mike

179. Posted by riorich55 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi, Just joined. Another VT refugee. Need code to import VT content. Thanks

180. Posted by ExRanger49 (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I have sent you the Link via a PM.
ExRanger49

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