Exporting your VT content

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21. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Quoting EUTravelGuide

Yes, I found it :)))
By the way, how does one start a page for a location not yet registered here?
I could well become a travel guide for Ventimiglia in Italy, at the French border, if the local tourist bureau picks me up :))))

Have a browse here http://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/About:Getting_started/

22. Posted by Peter (Admin 7109 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Ok, so the import script is basically ready. Before I make it open to everyone.. who wants to be the first one to try it out? Ideally someone with not tooooo much content to process :)

23. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 680 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Is it difficult for people with not too brilliant computer skills?

I'd like to, but probably I have too much content for a tester.

24. Posted by Peter (Admin 7109 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

No, all you'll need to do is enter your VT profile URL. I'm just fixing up a small problem I noticed when testing with another account. Yours does have a lot of content, so yes, probably best to make sure the small issues are ironed out first with a slightly smaller account :)

25. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 680 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Sniff... Okay! ;-)

Fingers crossed that it will work smoothly and perfectly soon! Your efforts are very much appreciated!!!!!

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Feb-2017, at 02:34 by Kathrin_E ]

26. Posted by Pijlmans (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Peter,

You are working on a method to import VT content into your database. I wonder if this method also allows the VT data to be saved on my personal PC in a way that I can browse it and easily find back my reviews?

I am asking this because I have a lot of tips and at the moment there's no satisfying method for backup:

- The Wget program seems to download almost everything but it is not all browsable (e.g. only the first 10 reviews of a group are shown, and locations are difficult to find back)
- The PDF version offered by VT is slow and has not a nice layout
- manually saving everything into HTML files is a lot of work

I would like to be your guinea pig for your new download method but I'm afraid my content is also too large (http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/6117e/). Do you want me to scout for somebody on VT? Unfortunately most people eager to backup seem to be the biggest contributors with a lot of data!

27. Posted by Peter (Admin 7109 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Pijlmans, I sent you a PM with details on starting the import.

For clarification for anyone else wondering as well - the import will only copy the data to Travellerspoint.

Photos will immediately be shown in your gallery on Travellerspoint and should all have the correct dates taken from VT as well. The photos will not be geotagged however so you will have to do that manually on here if you want to make sure they are sorted by country.

Location pages and tips content is going to be stored in our database. I'll then work on a way of showing that on TP as well. The content is stripped of formatting, so it is just plain text which makes it easy to repurpose, but does mean that any links between pages would not carry across. When you have photos inside location pages, I am storing that info so when the page is republished eventually it will include the photo straight away.

There isn't currently a "download" option to then copy all that data to your local computer. Making it browsable on the local computer would be a tricky thing to do anyway, so probably beyond what I'd do.

Hope that helps clarify it. I'll start sending you all links to get started with the import over the next couple of days. :)

28. Posted by Pijlmans (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Peter.

The PM you send me did not contain a link to a starting page for import.

BTW, the Wget program in fact makes a pretty well browsable copy on the local computer. In case you're interested, all the info is here: http://www.peopleofvt.com/ . It has its limitations though.

29. Posted by Peter (Admin 7109 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Pijlmans

The PM you send me did not contain a link to a starting page for import..

You need to click on the "click here" text. Just double checked the sent message - the link is there and goes to the right page :)

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