Screenshot of my faulty exported WordPress export file from 2007
Screenshot of my faulty exported WordPress export file from 2007 with Smultron.

All the way back in October 2007 I penned a post describing some maddening problems I’d be having with the then-new WordPress 2.3 WXR/RSS export feature. The file didn’t contain all my posts, and it was suffering from encoding issues.

Screenshot of my faulty exported WordPress export file from 2009
Screenshot of my faulty exported WordPress export file from 2009 with MacVim.

This evening here in March 2009 I decided to try exporting this blog using the WordPress 2.7.1 WXR/RSS export feature. The file didn’t contain all my posts, though to be fair it doesn’t have encoding problems. One problem down in almost 18 months, just one more to go.

While a great idea in principal, I officially give up on this feature. Back to phpMyAdmin I go.