The recent announcement of blogger disallowing externally hosted sites gives me an opportunity to convert my blog to wordpress. After finding a few tutorials I am well on my way to duplicating (on a test server) my very custom design to a near prefect replica using wordpress. (This is not the time for a full site redesign).
I was hoping somewhere on this forum was a good collection of tips for this type of migration. (This seems like a it should be a hot topic as I’m sure I’m not the only one.) If I were in charge at wordpress, I wouldn’t miss this opportunity to convert lots of bloggers to wordpress(ers).
If someone can point to a good collection of migration tips and tools (anywhere on the web) that would be great.
My biggest problem is importing the 7+ years of blogger posts and comments. I did create a backup and it seems to be all there. However, wordpress doesn’t seem to import that atom format. Also, the online tool I found via google won’t convert such a large file to wordpress format. (It times out with errors.)
I also have a large number of custom php scripts on my site and lots of native, non-blog pages that I am trying to link from the main blog (just like I do on the blogger version). It’s a huge challenge but I can see lots of advantages to wordpress and lots of disadvantages to hosting a blog on blogspot.
The site in question is http://homeschoolbuzz.com/
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