A short note before I forget how I did it :-)
Today I prepared a migration from my WordPress.com blogs to Jekyll. Looking through the Jekyll documentation listed some ways to do that.
Hence I went the route of exitwp. Therefore I log into my WordPress.com account and visit
https://YOUR-USER-NAME.wordpress.com/wp-admin/export.php. I download a full export for each WordPress.com blog I have.
Since that is a Python script, I installed a virtualenv before using Python 2.7.14.
$ cd ~/src $ virtualenv exitwp $ cd exitwp $ git clone https://github.com/thomasf/exitwp.git src $ source bin/activate $ cd src $ pip install PyYAML $ pip install bs4 $ echo "Copy your exports to ~/src/exitwp/src/wordpress-xml/" $ python exitwp.py
Now look into
~/src/exitwp/src/build/jekyll/ for the respective exports.
I need to scrutinise the counterparts of my old blog articles before I publish them here.