Keeping your Disqus comments migrating from WordPress to Octopress
When migrating to Octopress I wanted to make sure the comments would follow me from WordPress. Since Disqus is build into Octopress it requires near-zero setup time, but when taking your precious comments with you it gets slightly harder, just a bit. To export my post from WordPress I've used exitwp by Thomas Frössman. It does a brilliant job exporting the posts (though I had some issues with custom markup code) and metadata. Most importantly the
wordpress_id field, we'll be needing that.
source/_includes/disqus.html and find:
And replace that with:
And replace with:
In my experience the
disqus.html changes are instant while the
article.html changes take some time to work their way through the system. Not sure why to be honest. How ever after that time everything migrated with you and your readers can be happy their comments didn't go to waste.