Thu, 01 Nov 2007

Importing An Atom Feed Into Wordpress 2.3.1 via Atompub

Considering this was one of the original use cases for the Atom Syndication format and api, this should be really, really easy, right? I have a valid Atom 1.0 feed that I want to pour into a new Wordpress installation. In theory, I should be able to basically just pipe the Atom feed into the Atompub endpoint, right? Has anyone actually done this on Wordpress 2.3.x? I’ll add anything I find to this entry for the sake of others wanting to do the same thing.

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Compiler optimizations have been made to macro expand LET into a WITHOUT-
INTERRUPTS special form so that it can PUSH things into a stack in the
LET-OPTIMIZATION area, SETQ the variables and then POP them back when it’s
done. Don’t worry about this unless you use multiprocessing.
Note that LET *could* have been defined by:

(LET ((LET ‘`(LET ((LET ‘,LET))
,LET)))
`(LET ((LET ‘,LET))
,LET))

This is believed to speed up execution by as much as a factor of 1.01 or
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confidence we trusted his vows of “it works pretty well” and installed it.