About this blog…

I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

Blog moved from Drupal to Wordpress

After some detailed planning, and great help from my friend John Angelmo, the blog is moved. Database was converted. I had to edit the content as I had written my own plugin to Drupal that made the writing of links easier, and I had to turn all those shortcuts into real HTML. A perl script that edited all data in the MySQL database did the trick.

There might be a few images that where stored in Drupal that are not moved. But, those where added using a Drupal plugin that did not work. Most images etc are stored outside of Drupal, and therefore visible and accessible. If something is missing, let me know and I can try to dig it out.

I have also added a link to Creeper, the great service that my friend Patrik Wallström runs. And other things you can see on this page in the columns.

The only sort of special hack I have done was to move the inspection of what IP address you come from, and you can see it to the right. If you access over IPv6…well…a small surprise. Not so fun, but still, different display.

I have also of course made sure it is nice to access this blog with an iPhone. Things should look nice.

Over all, it seems I will like WordPress!

5 comments to Blog moved from Drupal to WordPress

  • JoachimS


    Welcome to the WordPress world!

    WordPress is a great tool. I use it for Kryptoblog and is really happy. There are so many good plugins, themes that you could spend a life trying them all. Fortunately there are people like JoakimJ that does it for you:


  • Just curious, why the switch?

  • paf

    I did the move because WordPress is much easier to support in a multi-user environment with multiple domains but only one installation of the software. Also Drupal blog features have not been developed so much the last couple of years, and people ask for some features that are easier implementable via WordPress plugins.

    That said, Drupal is better if you do not only have a blog.

    The most problematic things have been support for the software though. Too many good projects do not think about the need for supporting virtual domains with only one installation of the software. WordPress is not perfect (I run mu-wordpress), but it is announced the mu-stuff will be rolled into next major release of WordPress, so people doing the overall design do care about it. Compared to many others.

  • Jonas B.

    Welcome to the world of .. hmm… interesting security. :)

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    If you are not an expect, you may want to take a look at http://wordpressdrupal.com/ for a cheap and automatic migration service