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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Backing Up Posts & Moving From Blogger

I have two questions for you geeks out there. Take your hands off your genitals and pay attention!

First, is there some way to back-up posts besides doing so manually for every one? You can download your template now, but what about my 250 posts?

Second, I'm exploring hosting my own site with domain name, but blanche at the thought of migrating all those posts. Can it be done, or is just better to start over and link to the new site from the old site?

13 Comments:

Blogger Mr Gently said...

I have blogger set up to email all of my posts to me as I post, that means that I have the original written post On my laptop (unless it's a impromptu thing)

I also have a copy in Gmail

and I have Mail download a copy too.

With regards your second question, I'm not sure, but I'd be interested to find out.

Tue Apr 17, 06:50:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Odysseus said...

blogger backup procedure for those who are interested:
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=41447&query=backup%20&topic=&type=f

Tue Apr 17, 06:54:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Tom Paine said...

Thanks, Odysseus, that looks fucking complicated. Sigh.

Tue Apr 17, 07:45:00 pm GMT  
Blogger no_more_secrets said...

"I have two questions for you geeks out there. Take your hands off your genitals and pay attention!"

Sorry Tom, I just can't take away my hands long enough to answer that question *winks*

Wed Apr 18, 01:56:00 am GMT  
Blogger mutleythedog said...

Is anyione ableto give a proper answer or are you all to busy with "other things"?

Wed Apr 18, 09:29:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Tom Paine said...

Mutley, it appears that you can't ask a group of sex bloggers a serious question because they're too busy wanking off! LOL

Thu Apr 19, 12:37:00 am GMT  
Blogger Avah said...

Not true!

To answer your question about moving your blog (not sure about backing up)...

I just moved my blog to my own domain and I found it was a real cinch (when using Wordpress)

My hosting site already came with blogging platforms that I just had to install on my directory. The only thing is though, from that wordpress, I couldn't import my posts from the new blogger. Easy solution was the regular free wordpress.com site does have moving from the new blogger. I imported all my posts and categories and comments and then I exported it (WP saves it as an XML file) and then imported it again to my server's wordpress.

Once that's all complete you can set it up in blogger that it redirect to your new domain name.

A note: you'll need to modify your settings in wordpress for your individual post pages to have the same slug as in blogger. There's a plug in for that (I'll have to look for it's location) where it converts the wordpress slugs into blogger ones (blogger ones cut off after i think 17 characters and omit articles (a, the, an...) I actually didn't use the plug-in. I edited the slug format in the options menu, and then just checked like all my sugasm links (not a huge amount).

If you do switch to your own domain and have any questions, feel free to shoot me an e-mail and I can try to help (I'm only learning as I go myself, though I did just pick up a cool Wordpress book at B&N last night)

(avahsascent @ gmail. com) no spaces obviously.

Maybe I'll even do a post about this...what do you think?

Tue Apr 24, 08:12:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Avah said...

PS that link Odysseus provided for backing up blogger only works for the Old blogger (or the old blogger template).

I've tried it, and I couldn't get it to work though. Maybe other people have had better luck.

Tue Apr 24, 08:16:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Richard said...

I would start out with a clean blog and just link to older posts.

Wed Apr 25, 04:07:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous Chris said...

I just want to repeat what Avah said, and not 'cause she's a hottie. The current version of WP (2.1) doesn't import New Blogger posts. However, WP.com does have a script that imports New Blogger, and once you move your posts to WP.com, you can then export them to your local install.

However, if you have patience, WP 2.2 is supposed to come out in a month or so, and should include the import script for New Blogger.

If you're not patient, there is a WordPress plugin that imports New Blogger posts using the RSS feed. Please note two things: 1) Your feed must be set to include the full content of each post; and 2) Blogger seems to have caught on to this, and now includes only 500 posts in your feed, rather than the whole thing.

Wed Apr 25, 09:12:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous chris said...

A final suggestion: if you're going to move a blog community this size, you might also want to consider taking a look at WordPress Multi-User, which is the software they use to run WP.com. You could have, for instance, a main blog with postings from all the contributors, then give each individual contributor their own blog.

Wed Apr 25, 10:22:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Avah said...

:-D Well, thank you Chris.

Update: The new Wordpress 2.2 has an importer for the new Blogger, so you don't have to go through all those steps!

Fri May 18, 12:18:00 am GMT  
Blogger ~ Storm said...

Tom, you can back up your posts by month. Go to your blog, click on, for example, May 2007. Then go to file/save page as/ and it will save the archive of the whole month to your computer.

Now I must go back to having my hands on my genitals :-)

Wed May 30, 03:22:00 am GMT  

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