Moved from Blogger to WordPress 4

After trying WordPress for our user group website I decided that it is a far superior blogging platform than Google’s Blogger. I’ve been meaning to move off of Blogger for a while now but was afraid of the potential hit to my Google results due to a change in URL formatting. Since coming over to Rackspace, I realized that I have access to create WordPress sites with through our cloud hosting so I decided to give it a try.

I was pleased to find that there are tools for importing all my old posts and comments from Blogger to WordPress as well as settings to reformat the WordPress URL’s to match Bloggers URL format. I was then hopeful that I could make the move fairly seamlessly so I flipped the lever on Saturday evening (weekends are pretty slow for SharePoint web traffic). The first thing I noticed was that clicking on my Google results from my phone was taking me to the correct URL but with ?m=1 appended to the end. This was making the results fail on mobile devices so I had to make some changes to the .htaccess file. Luckily it wasn’t too difficult to find a rewriting scheme to remove the m variables.

So long story short, I’m hoping the move is seamless for my web traffic. If you see any problems please use my new contact form to let me know!

4 thoughts on “Moved from Blogger to WordPress

  1. Reply Tom Resing Apr 22,2013 11:18 am

    Nice. I’m thinking of moving blog.tomresing.com to the Rackspace Cloud soon, too. Any tips for moving from SharePoint blogs?

    • Reply Randy Drisgill Apr 22,2013 12:49 pm

      Hmm, I think the tricky part will getting all the posts and comments over. For blogger someone already wrote a plugin for that.

  2. Reply Will May 23,2013 10:24 pm

    Hi Randy

    Not sure whether this is to do with the move from blogger to wordpress, but the examples that you have in this article aren’t showing up.

    I’ve tried it in Firefox, IE and Chrome.

    • Reply Randy Drisgill May 24,2013 1:06 pm

      Yeah, I didn’t realize it until recently. The code is still there, I just need to find the time to go back through my old posts and format the code correctly for WP 🙁

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