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my Blogger blog didn't migrate properly to wordpress (3 posts)

  1. marymck
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I migrated my blog from Blogger to WP yesterday and thought it went well until I started clicking on links to comments and older posts and got taken back to my old blog.

    What I did first: because my blog was at Blogger, I had to move to blogspot first, otherwise I couldn't import into WP. I installed WP on my server using Simple Scripts at Bluehost and basically followed the instructions written up by Jordan at http://www.mamablogga.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-migrating-from-blogger-to-wordpress/.

    The new blog is at http://www.marymckitrick.com/blog

    The old blog is http://www.marymckitrick.com/blog/blog.htm, complicated by the fact that it used to be http://www.mcmvoices.com/blog/blog.htm and I redirected mcmvoices to marymckitrick, but the redirect doesn't work for the blog.

    An example of the kind of thing that is happening: there is an Archive drop-down box on my WP blog. It accurately represents the time frame of my old blog. If you click on, for example, April 2006, you get a 400 error (Bad Request). The link is http://www.marymckitrick.com/blog/2006/04

    On my public html server there is a folder called Blog that contains all the wp files and all the old files from my Blogger blog since I published the Blogger blog via ftp. In that Blog folder is a folder called 2006, in that folder is one called 04 and in that folder is a file for each post I wrote in 2006. I'm wondering if I need to move all those old folders, or rename my files, or something.

    Another example: comments. If I go to my WP blog and click on a comment, I get taken to my old blog but not to a comment. The path of the link is to the html file of the old post followed by #comments. The comment shows in my WP dashboard but it doesn't seem to show up for visitors.

    So, I'm wondering, should I move all my folders full of blog post files into one of the WP folders? It seems like it is just a case of files being in the wrong place.

    Thanks so much for reading this far. I'd appreciate any suggestions!

  2. dgilmour
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    This is a single-user WordPress question, so would probably have been better asked over at http://wordpress.org/support/

    This sounds like a Permalinks settings issue:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

  3. marymck
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Thanks so much - I've reposted in support. I'm not even sure how I got here :)

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