WordPress.com down for a few minutes

On 04-Mar-2019 I shortly experienced a downtime of my two blogs here on WordPress.com. Just a few minutes. Because this is so rare I made a screenshot of this event. See below.

Below two blogs were affected:

  1. Elmar Klausmeier’s Weblog
  2. Collected Links
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Statistics of this Blog: Crossed 80.000 Views

This blog was viewed more than 80.200 times since its inception and had more than 60.000 visitors. The averages per month are:

Between 1,000 and 2,000 views per month in bar chart form:

The most popular posts over all years are:

The most popular blog posts this year were:

USA is at the top of viewers of my blog this year:

Statistics of this Blog: Crossed 60.000 Views

This blog was viewed more than 60.000 times since its inception and had more than 45.000 visitors. I wrote about the development of this blog as follows:

  1. 2014/05/07: 5,000 Views
  2. 2014/09/10: 10,000 Views
  3. 2014/12/27: 15,000 Views
  4. 2015/04/23: 20,000 Views
  5. 2016/01/24: 30,000 Views
  6. 2016/11/12: 40,000 Views
  7. 2017/05/18: 50,000 views

The averages per month are:

Between 1,000 and 2,000 views per month in bar chart form:

As Countries, USA, Germany, and India at the top:

Referrers, Google by far the most important referrer:

The most popular blog posts are:

Converting WordPress Export File to Hugo

I have written on the Hugo static site generator here. Now I have written a migration program in the Go programming language to convert from WordPress export format to Hugo format. This program wp2hugo.go is in GitHub. It can be freely downloaded and does not need any further dependencies, except, of course, Go. The Go software is in Arch Linux or Ubuntu.

To convert a blog from WordPress you have to create an export file.

If the blog is not too voluminous, one simply downloads a single XML-file which contains all posts and pages. If the blog in question is larger, then you will receive an e-mail from WordPress.com. In that e-mail you will find a link from where you can download a ZIP which contains two or more XML files in them. If you have such a ZIP-file, then unpack it, for example by using p7zip. Then run

go run wp2hugo.go XML1 XML2 ...

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