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Need to preserve permalinks moving from blogger to wordpress (3 posts)

  1. wngz3r0
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Here is my situation:
    I want to move my blog from blogger to wordpress.
    Currently, I am having blogger publish my blog to my server. The url of my blog is: http://spyware-free.us

    I am trying to convert this to wordpress. I have installed wordpress to this directory for now:
    http://spyware-free.us/wordpress

    I was reading this topic:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/129541

    And was following the steps suggested by Otto42
    I logged into blogger, and moved the blog to wngwordpress.blogspot.com

    Then I imported the posts to wordpress using the import feature.

    My gripe is that post structure is not preserved. For example,
    http://spyware-free.us/2007/09/uac-and-file-redirection.html

    became:
    http://spyware-free.us/wordpress/?p=159

    Is there no way to preserve the link structure, or is there some better way of migrating blogger?

    wng

  2. Poco
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, it looks like you have almost resolved it as your wordpress links look almost like your blogger links now. You should reply back with what you did to make the permalinks the same as this is a frequent question.

  3. Hafiz Rahman
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello, after reading your problem I found two things that you can do, but one other that I'm not sure what to do.

    Here's what I know.

    You can change the directory structure so they become something like

    http://spyware-free.us/2007/09/title-of-post/.

    This is done using Permalinks, here's an entire tutorial in the Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

    However, the problem is that since you installed wordpress in a directory, what you can have is

    http://spyware-free.us/wordpress/2007/09/title-of-post/ (with additional /wordpress/)

    instead of

    http://spyware-free.us/2007/09/title-of-post/.

    I am not sure if there is any .htacess magic that can resolve this problem, so we can only hope that somebody else in the forum can help.

    The next step, assuming the above problem is solved, is to modify the URL a little bit more so they become

    http://spyware-free.us/wordpress/2007/09/title-of-post.html`

    instead of

    http://spyware-free.us/2007/09/title-of-post/

    Here you can find another tutorial on how to add the ".html" into the permalink: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Having_your_posts_end_in_.html

    I hope this can help, even if it's missing one step.

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