The Data Transfer Project was launched in 2018 to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform so that all individuals across the web could easily move their data between online service providers whenever they want.https://datatransferproject.dev/
Yesterday I released new versions of both Keyring and the Keyring Social Importers packages, containing a bunch of updates and new additions. If you’re already using them, you should have update notices in wp-admin. If you’re not yet, then download them at the links above, or search for “keyring” in wp-admin under Plugins > Add New.
What’s changed? It’s been a while since the last official release of Keyring, so there’s a bunch to catch up on:
- All Google services have been modified to use a shared base service (cuts down on code duplication significantly).
- Added a Pocket Service (props @roccotripaldi).
- Keyring is now available for use with Composer, via Packagist.
- Lots of bugfixes, including token refreshing should now work properly.
The Social Importers haven’t seen an official release since 2017, so there’s a ton going on there as well:
- Added a Strava importer (props @mdrovdhal) and introduced a bunch of improvements via iteration (props @marekhrabe). Having another service with map-based data makes me want to add some core to make it easier to map things visually.
- Introduced a global option (for all importers) that allows you to set posts to published, draft, private, or pending when importing them. A lot of people were asking for/hacking this in, so I figured I’d just add it to the core package. Being able to import as draft and then selectively publish, or import an entire service to “private” posts is a nice addition.
- Lots of improvements and bugfixes to both Twitter (some props @chrishardie) and Swarm/Foursquare.
- Added a Pocket importer, again props @roccotripaldi. It works similarly to the Instapaper one, so if you’re using Pocket instead, check it out.
If you’d like to keep an eye on things more closely, or even contribute, check out Keyring, and the Keyring Social Importers on GitHub. It’s been really awesome to see some more contributions to both packages coming in, so I’d love to see more of that.