Kiwi Ingenuity

Thoughts from another perspective

Migrating from DasBlog to version 3.3

This weekend I migrated my blog over to version 3.3.

The process

  1. Export your blog from DasBlog using the DasBlogMS tool. This tool use to be publicly available, but that does not appear to be the case anymore. Fortunately I was able to find a copy here, thank-you Shital Shah.
  2. After you have downloaded and installed log in as Admin. Now go to http://[YourDomainName]/admin/#/settings/advanced.
  3. Under tools click on the import button. Select the XML file you created earlier.

After the import
The imported blogs reside in the BlogEngine.NET\App_Data\posts folder. You may not see these files using the solution explorer in visual studio, so open up the folder in File Explorer.
I found that I had to change the Author name for all my imports to "Admin" (i.e. <author>Admin</author>)

The application emails out a newsletter and the mailing list has some fictitious names you need to remove. Open BlogEngine.NET\App_Data\newsletter.xml and remove the unwanted entries.


My name is Allan Wissing.  I operate a small Software Development company, which has been keeping me busy now for over 2 decades.

For many years I have been telling myself that I do not require a Weblog!  There is no one out there that needs to know or who would want to know, what's on my mind.  Weblogs about what I had last Sunday for lunch or my holiday snaps, I have considered tedious and boring.

My work however has relied heavily on the Internet and search engines and there are some really neat blog sites out there, that have helped me resolve coding problems I was encountering.

Recently however, my work has been taking me to new horizons and there has been a desire to understand and master new technologies.  It came to my attention that not all the answers can be found using my favourite search engine?  This was because no one had yet scripted a solution.

The next logical step I decided was to script what I thought the solution should be and what better way but via a Weblog?  So here I am!  Most the content will be focused on how I resolved software development issues.  I welcome comments and feedback on the various subjects I might cover.

I hope some people get benefit from my perpective!