This is primarily written as a reminder to myself for the next time when I go looking for a tool that converts Wordpress posts to markdown. It is called Exitwp. I find this useful for moving sites away from Wordpress and onto Octopress, which of course is based on jykell. Octopress is appealling for it’s low server-side requirements and resources. It’s a static site generator. Meaning no database, no server-side scripting languages, cgi’s, ssi’s, etc. Plus I can write my posts in vim and manage them in git. All of which means that I’m more likely to blog since I don’t have to open a browser to do so, if I don’t want to.

The tool is called exitwp, as in exit wordpress and can be found here.

This article was last updated on: 17 Mar 2012