I’m interested in possibly migrating about a dozen or so Blogger and Wordpress blogs (with unique domains) over to Ghost (as the blogging platform) and Discourse (as the commenting platform). Not only that, but the idea would be to set it up so that all the comments/commenters in the various Ghost/Discourse blogs connect to one another in a kind of blog-commenting ecosystem. On top of that, it would be preferred that each blog owner only has access to his/her commentariat. I’ve been told by @erlend_sh that for various reasons this would require separate instance of Discourse for each blog, but that they could all be connected by setting up one of the instances as an SSO provider. So what I’m wondering is:
In terms of the migration of comments, is this something that can be done by any computer literate person (albeit literate only in HTML and CSS coding languages), or would I need to hire somebody?
If I could do it myself, is there some kind of plug in for this?
Would it be best to go through Disqus as the middle-man commenting platform, or would Wordpress be adequate? (For the Ghost migration I’ll have to migrate all the Blogger blogs to Wordpress first, then to Ghost.)
I was also told by @erlend_sh that since “moderator-privileges over one category” is months/years away, this means that individual bloggers wanting control over their own commentariat would require separate instances of Discourse until that time. Moreover, if these separate bloggers wanted to have different approval setups for their commentariat, that would require separate instance of Discourse regardless. My next question then is, if each blogger had their own instance of Discourse, but also has more than one blog (each with a unique domain), would this mean that each blog/domain would also require its own instance of Discourse, or could the comments for all the separate blogs of one blogger be under one instance of Discourse?
With all these instances of Discourse, could they all be installed into one Digital Ocean account (each requiring a separate instance of Docker?), or would it be best for each one to have its own account?
5B) And if each instance could all be under one Digital Ocean account, would each instance need the 1GB (or is it 2GB?) of RAM each, or overall?
- Once the migration of comments is done, would comments left by user A on the Blogger / Wordpress blogs connect up with user A’s comments made on the new Ghost/Discourse setup?
Thanks in advance!