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This is a description of the import fields.

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Scot's Blogger


Note: Import features added in version 3.

Importing comments and posts in Scot's Blogger is as simple as editing the CSV import template. DOWNLOAD CSV IMPORT TEMPLATE 

The import button is found in the editor at the top of the screen:

The import page has two drag and drop fields. The first is for testing your import. It is highly recommended that you test your import and study the test output to make sure your import file has been created correctly.

The second drag and drop area will automatically process the import data and save your posts if there is a blog code and title. Blog code and post title are the only required fields for a post to be added.

CSV File Rules

  1. The file must be TAB delineated
  2. Character data must not be CSV encoded
  3. Character data must not be enclosed by quotation marks.

Required Fields

BLOG_CODE

The blog code must be for an existing blog - blogs are not created during import.

If the blog code is missing the post will not be imported.

Post/Content Fields

PERMALINK

This is the base slug for the post. Do not include extension or "front" part of URL, just the slug for the title of the post.

  This is required
if you are updating posts or importing comments.

https://www.scotsscripts.com/blog/Import-Posts-and-Comments.html

STATUS

p = published - leave the field blank for a draft

CONTENT_TITLE

Title of your content or post. Required.

CONTENT_SUBTITLE

Subtitle of your post.

CONTENT_SYNOPSIS

Synopsis of your post. Also used as default meta description. Can be overridden below.

CONTENT

The HTML code for the post content.

UPDATED

14 character date string: YYYYMMDDHHMMSS

YEAR MONTH DAY HOUR MINUTE SECOND - example: 20181225130000 (Dec 25, 2018, 1pm)

The string must be 14 characters. The hours, minutes, and seconds can be 0's.

Example 2: For March 5, 2018, 9:30 AM, the string would be: 20180305093000

If import is set to "publish" this will be the published date.

If left blank it will use current date/time.

CREATED

14 character date string: YYYYMMDDHHMMSS

This is an internal date only seen when writing posts. If left blank current date/time will be used.

CATEGORY_CODES

Enter the category codes for the post categories. Separate codes with commas. Categories must already exist in the system.

TAGS

Enter the tags for the post. Separate tags with commas. New tags will automatically be created.

CONTENT_CODE

Content code, optional.

CONTENT_PAGECODE

Associate content with a store page by entering the miva merchant screen code here.

CONTENT_PRDCODE

Associate content a store product by entering the miva merchant product code here.

CONTENT_CATCODE

Associate content with a store category by entering the category code here.

CONTENT_STICKY

0 or blank = no sticky

glob = global sticky, shows up everywhere

cat = category sticky, shows in the category where the post is

prd = product sticky, available if associating posts with product codes

page = page sticky, available if associating posts with store page codes

SEOTITLE

Override the default SEO title.

CONTENT_SEODESC

If your meta description is different than your synopsis, enter the meta description here. Should be limited to 154 characters.

CONTENT_CANONICAL

A URL you can use as an SEO canonical URL. This does not override the post/content URL, it's only for SEO overrides or custom uses.

COMMENTS

d = uses settings from parent category

a = anonymous comments:  allows anonymous comments on post, overrides category comment settings

1 = logged in comments only: must be logged in as a customer to leave a comment, overrides category comment settings

-1 = comments turned off: turns comments off for the post, overrides category comment settings

HEADTAG

This entire block can be added to the head tag of your post. Useful if you have custom head tag content.

SEOIMAGE

Enter a URL for the image you want search engines and social media to pick up on for this content.

Social Media Meta Information

All of these fields are optional and only used to override the automatic SEO information automatically created from your blog and post settings. These would be used only in rare occasions.

TWTITLE

Twitter card title.

TWDESC

Twitter card description.

TWCARD

Twitter card type (default summary)

TWCREATOR

This will default to the twitter handle in the blog settings. Override it here.

TWIMAGE

Full URL for twitter to pick up on.

OGTITLE

Open Graph (OG / facebook) title.

OGDESC

OG content/post description.

OGURL

Full URL to content/article

OGTYPE

OG page type.

OGIMAGE

OG content SEO image (facebook uses this as the preview image when you share.)

OGSITENAME

Name of your site.

OGADMINS

Facebook admins.

Comments

Comments use the same import template as posts. You can import comments along with posts, or you can import them after.

The content with the comment must be imported before the comment or the comment will be skipped.

COMMENT_TITLE

The title of the comment. This or the comment body is required for the comment to save.

COMMENT_BODY

The body of the comment. Text only. This or the comment title is required.

COMMENT_DATE

Format: YYYYMMDDHHMMSS - must be 14 characters. If the comment is date only, it needs to be right padded with 0's: 20181202000000

Date of comment. If left blank, current day is used. Comments are sorted and displayed by date/time it was left.

COMMENT_IP

IP address of comment (optional)

COMMENT_AUTHOR_NAME

The name of the comment author.

COMMENT_AUTHOR_EMAIL

Email address of the comment author.

COMMENT_AUTHOR_ID

Miva Merchant customer id of the comment author.


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The blog posts on Scot's Scripts are served by Scot's Blogger, a Miva Merchant blogging module that makes it easy to create a Wordpress style blog, rich content, and extra pages in your Miva Merchant store.