So I recently moved by blog over from wordpress.com to an outside hosted wordpress.org site. The transfer went relatively smoothly using the Export/Import tools of wordpress. However, I noticed when going through my posts that my google maps didn’t transfer over as they were on my wordpress.com blog and rather stayed as a giant url (and even more annoying doesn’t keep within the confines of the page and runs way off to the side).
After reading and scouring forums, I’ve found that what happened is that wordpress.com was automatically converting google maps to using its built in shortcode and changed the actual coding in the process. Unfortunately, this functionality did not transfer over in the move and so I’m just stuck with a lot of unwieldy URLs. I tried a whole bunch of different plugins but none that I found matched the exact functionality of the wordpress.com shortcode.
Also, the blog is a motorcycle travel one and so we have a lot of google maps throughout our posts which means it wouldn’t be feasible to go through and replace all the maps (and have to remap them on Google).
Here is the page with the broken map: http://www.rubberonroad.com/2010/07/bear-mountain-ny-ride/
and here is the page on the wordpress.com site: http://rubberontheroad.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/bear-mountain-ny-ride/
If anyone has any ideas how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated. My guess is that I need to be able to imitate the wordpress.com google maps shortcode somehow.
One sort of side, related question is that my pictures haven’t been saved in a very efficient fashion so that, if you load up my homepage (http://www.rubberonroad.com) for instance and look at the most recent post, it takes forever to load because of the pictures
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