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Moving from Blogger to WP--retain URL's question (15 posts)

  1. Agrajag27
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I currently own the domain pcserenity.com. I have a CNAME record setup currently for my blogger blog of "blog.pcserenity.com". All URL's for my blog show in Google like the following:

    blog.pcserenity.com/2009/06/things-reagan-did.html

    My WP install is installed on my hosted server and in a folder called blog. Thus, to get to the temporary site (I just imported all the blogger posts, etc.) you go to pcserenity.com/blog/

    I set the permalinks to Custom and then:

    /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

    I also ran a PHP script to fix any long URL's and everything appears to match EXCEPT that everything seems forced to appear as:

    pcserenity.com/blog/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

    In other words the /blog/ seems to be a must given where it's installed.

    Do I need to now re-install WP from scratch and start over and install WP in the root of my public-HTML folder?

    If so that seems very messy. I was hoping I could just point the CNAME to the index.php in the /blog/ folder and end around the issue.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  2. tomontoast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. Agrajag27
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks but this presents two possible issues:

    1. Now I lose my main pcserenity.com site (not a big deal really) as it's now taken over by my WP blog.

    2. Now it also means URLS are as follows:

    pcserenity.com/2009/06/things-reagan-did.html

    I assume once I move the CNAME to point to this index then that will become:

    blog.pcserenity.com/2009/06/things-reagan-did.html

    However, I'm not certain. Will having these essentially appear as both cases cause Google page rank issues?

  4. tomontoast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Get your host to setup your site such that blog.pcserenity.com points to your /blog/ folder and change both your wordpress and site address to blog.pcserenity.com . That should work.

  5. Agrajag27
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, to be clear, do NOT do the first thing we talked about (revert back to how it was and then have the host make the changes)?

  6. Agrajag27
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If this is a redirect then I can do that.

  7. tomontoast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Exactly.

  8. tomontoast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Its not a redirect. A redirect directs traffic from blog.pcserenity.com to pcserenity.com/blog whereas you want to point blog.pcserenity.com to /blog/ so users don't get redirected and all blog.pcserenity.com links work

  9. Agrajag27
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks.

    One last verification:

    I THINK I still want to keep the WP URL (in General) set to "http://www.pcserenity.com/blog" as it exists there.

    I also SUSPECT I should keep the Site Address (URL) as "http://www.pcserenity.com" otherwise the entire Permalinks section once again adds the "/blog/" back into the mix.

    Sorry for the noob back-and-forth.

  10. tomontoast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No you don't. The wordpress address is where you can access the files which will be from blog.pcserenity.com and the site address is the home root for the site which will also be blog.pcserenity.com

  11. Agrajag27
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay.... so then I want these two entries to be changed to:

    http://blog.pserenity.com

    But after the host makes the change?

    (almost there... I hope)

  12. tomontoast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry which two entries?

  13. Agrajag27
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Under Settings/General there are two entries that seem critical in this (and as noted in the link you first posted).

    WP URL and Site URL.

    The first one tells WP where it's supposed to find all its installed files. The second one essentially (as I understand it) tells it where to find its index.php file (should it be elsewhere). This one also seems to control the core structure of the Permalinks structure under Settings/Permalinks.

    If I understand your last input then both would need to basically just say "http://blog.pcserenity.com" and that SHOULD retain all my old paths (for site searching) and so forth.

  14. tomontoast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That is correct.

  15. doglesby
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think this is my issue too, correct me if I'm wrong. I have a site/blog set up with blogger with my purchased domain name http://www.dawnoglesby.com. and hosting at Go Daddy. I set up a WordPress self install tonight that I am hosting with Go Daddy - same account. I don't even want to migrate my old stuff over. I just want to redirect but it seems like telling blogger to redirect http://www.dawnoglesby.com to http://www.dawnoglesby.com is not going to work. What do I do?

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