WordPress importing into WordPress

I’m wondering why WordPress can import blog entries from:

  • Blogger
  • Dotclear
  • LiveJournal
  • Movable Type
  • RSS
  • Textpattern

but not from a WordPress blog ….

Maybe it’s just me, but this seems odd, seriously odd. I mean, all the import options (except RSS) will ask you for some configuration information, go out and grab all your articles, suck them down, and insert them into your WordPress database.

Why not do it for a WordPress blog too?

It’d be extremely helpful when bloggers are trying to move a site from one hosting provider to another. Because even when migrating to another box, another system, another company is easy, it’s not easy. And when it’s not easy, it’s bloody-mindedly difficult.

(RSS is an option in the list above, but it’s not a viable option, as most RSS feeds don’t have all the posts from a blog in them, just the last 10 or so.)