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[resolved] Moved from Quick Blogcast- tags missing, font color, subscription list, domain (3 posts)

  1. jlennidorner
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Quick Blogcast by GoDaddy is shutting down, so I'm moving my blog to WordPress. Using search, I've figured out how to do nearly everything. I am down to my final five questions. Hopefully someone out there can help me out, or can direct me.

    Here is the link to my Quick Blogcast blog: http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/

    Here is the TEMP link to my WordPress blog: http://45a.835.myftpupload.com/

    In my old blog, my posts had TAGS. How do I move those tags to my new WordPress blog?

    I asked support.

    Discussion Notes
    Support Staff Response
    Dear J,

    Thank you for your reply.. You would need a plugin to import tags, however, we can't provide you with a specific plugin to use. I would suggest searching plugins through your WordPress admin with the phrase "tags" or "import tags" to locate a plugin. I apologize if this is not the information you would like, however, we do not support WordPress plugins and their functionality.

    Please let us know if we can help you in any other way.

    Sincerely,
    Sara P.
    Professional Hosting Support

    <img src="http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii580/JLenniDorner/postQ1_zps5e4cc92d.jpg">

    Can anyone tell me WHAT plug-in to get for that?
    I tried:
    CSV Importer
    Really Simple CSV Importer
    WP All Import

    And a few others that also didn't work.

    On a similar question...
    I have my email subscription list also in a CSV file.
    How do I put my email subscription list into my new WordPress blog?

    And here's a question that is related to that, but possibly a really dumb question:
    How do I (assuming this isn't automatic) move my RSS subscribers to my new WordPress blog?

    <img src="http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii580/JLenniDorner/subscriberquestion_zpsd39baca4.jpg>

    My next question I sort of doubt can be answered here, but I'm going for it just in case!
    How do I keep my URL domain name?

    Once I have the other above issues addressed, I'm going to shutdown the Quick Blogcast blog. I then want to change my WordPress URL from that temp one to the EXACT same url I currently have.
    what-are-they is the domain I have for my website.
    jlennidornerblog at the front of that is how the blog associated with my website. (A feature from Quick Blogcast, and the ENTIRE reason I used them in the first place.)
    It's similar to the forum URL jlennidornerforum.what-are-they

    So, how do I do this? Anyone else do this and happen to recall?

    My last question is how to change a certain font color. I've asked this at the Graphene Theme Forum, but who knows...maybe someone here will know.
    <img src="http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii580/JLenniDorner/fontcolorissue_zps5eaaa402.jpg">

    I don't know what the font in those three locations is referred to as, but I hate that color.
    According to Photoshop, (where I posted a screen shot and used the "eyedropper"), the color is either #e3e3e3 or #d8d8d8 -- neither of those codes appear in that "Graphene: Stylesheet (style.css)."

    The color I'd like to use is #ff7500 (it's a shade of orange).

    Thank you SO MUCH in advance to anyone and everyone who helps.

  2. jlennidorner
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    UPDATE

    I got an answer to the URL domain question.

    http://jobs.wordpress.net/job_category/theme-customization/

    I've given up on trying to figure out the tags.
    The font color change, as it turns out, needs to have a child theme, which requires something called FTP and FileZilla or something. None of which I understand. So I've created a job post, as suggested in the FAQ.

    The email subscriptions I'm now planning to try to copy and paste each one individually. Since I can't get the answer to the easy way, I'm going with the way I assume will work.

    Down to my last question:
    How do I (assuming this isn't automatic) move my RSS subscribers to my new WordPress blog?
    Given that I'll have the same URL, will it just automatically happen?

  3. jlennidorner
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Here are the answers. After DAYS of searching for countless hours and speaking with several people (computer people, wordpress site creators, plug in masters, forum moderators, etc).

    In my old blog, my posts had TAGS. How do I move those tags to my new WordPress blog?

    The CSV file is nothing more than a list of the tags. It has no post association. The answer is to log in to Quick Blogcast. Go to Manage Posts. See where the tags you assigned to each individual post are listed? One post at a time, copy the tags, go over to wordpress>posts>all posts. Use quick edit. (*This method assumes you already migrated your posts. Hopefully the smart way, not the dumb way that GoDaddy recommends.) In quick edit, paste the tags. Do this one by one for every post.
    Seriously.

    How do I put my email subscription list into my new WordPress blog?

    Go in to GoDaddy Quick Blogcast. Go to your email subscription list. Copy each email into a document of some kind. Go to wordpress. Paste those emails into whatever email subscription method you are using. (I plan to test out Sumo Me after the blog is fully moved.)

    How do I (assuming this isn't automatic) move my RSS subscribers to my new WordPress blog?

    I don't know. But, from what I read about how RSS works, it looks like it just reads the URL. So, once your new WordPress blog has the same URL as your old blog, this should clear itself up. If I'm wrong about that, please let me know ASAP. Here, @JLenniDorner on Twitter, on my blog-- just reach out and find me! Thanks.

    How do I keep my URL domain name?

    As a domain name can not be hosted twice you will need to cancel Quick Blogcast before you can add the domain to Managed WordPress.
    NOTE: It can take up to 24 hours for the domain name to be available for use again after you cancel your hosting account.

    (When typing in the domain name for "change your domain name" the 'http://' portion should NOT be included.)

    How to change a certain font color in the Graphene Theme.

    It has a custom CSS field built right in. Just paste there and it's all good. Apperance> Graphene Options> Display Tab> Custom CSS
    Note that they say about a child theme, because if you update the theme later, you'll loose stuff.
    I suggest just making a note of any and every tweek that you make, and then if you update the theme, just cross your fingers and hope you can make all those same tweeks again.

    And that's what I learned. I hope the answers I found are able to help others who will migrate from Go Daddy Quick Blog cast to WordPress and have to import and export everything they have.

    Slow, deep breaths.

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