If you are a user of OS X Mavericks and use Quicktime to record screencasts and whatnot, you may have noticed that Quicktime appears to no longer have the option to pause your recording. The truth is that the functionality is still there, but it is just very well hidden.
During your recording, if you would like to pause the recording, follow these steps:
1) Click on the Quicktime icon in your app bar:
2) Press the “esc” (escape) key
At this point, you will see the control window for Quicktime, and then you will notice it only has a stop button – not a pause button.
3) Hold down the “alt” key and you will now see a pause button
If your video is already paused, you will then see the record (red) button which allows you to continue. If you with to simply stop the video, hold down the “alt” key and press stop.
This article is a continuation of a previous article that I wrote titled Migrating Blog Content and Assets from SquareSpace to WordPress. That article showed you how to actually get the content of the blogs from SquareSpace into WordPress. This article show you how to get the files and images.
Install Firefox and the DownThemAll Extension
There is an extension for the Firefox Browser called DownThemAll. This extension allows you to batch download files which are linked to in a web page. Install the DownThemAll extension – this will be the quickest way to get this job done. You can manually grab all the files and migrate them too, but if you have a lot of files, I don’t recommend it.
Get all images and files
Before you start, keep in mind that DownThemAll does not enter directories and take images from inside them. It only takes files that are in the current page. Not only does it take images, but if you tell it to, it will download every link on the page, including web pages. Because I wanted this job to be done fast and was not worried about taking 10 Megabytes of disk space, I told it to download everything. After that, I entered a sub directory on the page in the list, and downloaded those images one-by-one since there were only a few in each directory.
- Open Firefox (and make sure the DownThemAll extension is in installed)
- Sign into the backend of your SquareSpace site at http://yoursite.squarespace.com/display/Login
- Click on the “Website Management” tab
- Click on “File Storage” under the Data and Media category
- Right-click your mouse in an empty part of the page and select DownThemAll
- Set the path where you want the files to be downloaded (I created a directory on my desktop and named it website.com)
- Create a directory inside the website.com directory called “storage”
- Check all of the boxes in the DownThemAll window and click “Start”
- Inside of your “storage” directory, create a sub-directory with the same name as any sub-directories in your SquareSpace file list (if applicable)
- Enter each sub-directory in the web page and download those files all to the sub-directory you created in the storage directory
Now that all of your assets are downloaded and the directory structure is the same as it was on the SquareSpace site, you can copy the whole storage directory to the root of your WordPress installation (or the root of the multi-site installation where WordPress treats a directory as the root of an individual site; in my case, each migrated site has it’s own root at /var/www/migrated-content/website.com/)
Here’s the command I used to put the storage directory on the web server:
scp -r -i ~/.ssh/my_private_key ~/Desktop/website.com/storage email@example.com:/var/www/migrated/content/website.com/
Rather than explaining why anybody would want to migrate content from SquareSpace to WordPress, I thought it would be more efficient to just dig in. So, in order to migrate content and assets from SquareSpace to WordPress, you will need to follow these steps:
Configure WordPress for importing data from SquareSpace
Before you do anything, you will want to make sure that WordPress is configured to import data from SquareSpace. The import is done using the Movable Type and TypePad Importer plugin.
- First, you will need to install the Movable Type and TypePad Importer plugin from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/movabletype-importer/ (you can also search for it in your plugins dashboard).
- Next, activate the plugin either network wide (for multi-site WP installations, or for the site in which you are importing the SquareSpace content to)
- Your WordPress blog is now configured to import from SquareSpace.
Export the data from SquareSpace
Next, navigate to http://yoursite.squarespace.com/display/Login and sign in so that you can perform administrative actions. Once you are in, follow these instructions:
- Go to the home page of your SquareSpace site at http://yoursite.squarespace.com
- At the top-right of the page, click on “structure”
- Next, click on “configure this page” which is just above the title of the post
- Under “Journal Page Configuration” (the black slide-in that comes in on the right-half of the page), scroll all the way to the bottom and, under Data Export, click the “Export Blog Data” button.
- Confirm the data export when prompted and download the file to your Desktop.
- The blog posts are now exported from SquareSpace.
Importing the SquareSpace content into WordPress
Now that you have exported the post content from SquareSpace, the Moveable Type and Typepad plugin is enabled, you are ready to import the content into WordPress. Follow these steps:
- Back to your WordPress site, navigate to the WordPress Dashboard for that site and go to tools > import.
- Click on “Moveable Type and Typepad”
- Browse for the file you exported from SquareSpace and upload it
- That’s it! Your content should now be imported and, if you’re lucky like I was, all you will need to do now is import your images.