Exporting bookmarks: Firefox to OPML?
June 3, 2004 3:15 PM   Subscribe

Can I export my firefox bookmarks to OPML? If so, how?

If not, why not?
posted by Grod to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
Why on earth would you want to?
posted by jjg at 3:33 PM on June 3, 2004

Grod, get a linkagogo, upload Firefox's bookmark.html, and then download the bookmarks in OPML.
posted by riffola at 3:40 PM on June 3, 2004

er linkagogo account. It's a great quick way to convert bookmarks from one format to another.
posted by riffola at 3:43 PM on June 3, 2004

posted by Grod at 4:28 PM on June 3, 2004

Err, except it doesn't make opml, and I need opml to quickly import all of my bookmarks into a blog.
posted by Grod at 4:35 PM on June 3, 2004

Oops, my mistake, ok here's what you can do.

Upload your bookmarks.html, download as XBEL, then you can just use XSL to convert from XBEL to OPML.
posted by riffola at 4:57 PM on June 3, 2004

Hm, OK. I'm a little new to all of this. How do I do that, is there a tool I can download?
posted by Grod at 5:16 PM on June 3, 2004

Grod, what program or script are you using to import the OPML? I'm not sure why you need bookmarks to be in OPML format, when XBEL is just as easy to import.

I look around, apart from aaronland.info's scripts, there is really no script out there converts from one format to another, it's odd. Also I wish I was smart enough to know how to use that script.
posted by riffola at 8:21 PM on June 3, 2004

I need it 'cause wordpress doesn't import any format other than opml. That's in the next release or something
posted by Grod at 9:10 PM on June 3, 2004

Here's a surprising find (and hopefully not too late for you): the RSS Reader plugin for Firefox, where you keep track of RSS feeds by bookmarking their URLs into a folder in your bookmarks directory, will export said bookmarks as OPML.

Just define set your RSS List Folder to be the root of your bookmarks folder, and export as OPML.
posted by John Shaft at 6:28 PM on June 7, 2004

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