A few days ago I tried to move my typepad blog to WordPress, hosted by JustHost.
The blog URL is http://www.danieldolan.com
I used the TypePad import tool and I read all of the forum posts related to typepad, but I can’t get my blog links to work. The front page displays (with strange layout), but the typepad icon still appears in the URL bar at the top of the page which makes me suspect that the blog has not actually moved… There are two links from that front page, and both are giving me the following error message:
The requested URL /blog_index.html was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
From the Posts link in dashboard I can see that all of my posts have been loaded into WP, so I wonder if perhaps the html in the front page of my blog that used to work fine in typepad is now for some reason not right for WP. Here is the html on that front page (it probably is not elegant html, since I used the advanced template on typepad and did some of the html myself). The links that are broken in WP are “Bio” and “Blog” in the html below:
<p style="text-align: left;">
<br /><br /></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><a title="Bio" href="http://www.danieldolan.com/bio.html" target="_self"><span style="font-size: 20pt; background-color: #40a0ff; color: #ffffff;"> Bio </span></a> <a title="Blog" href="http://www.danieldolan.com/blog_index.html" target="_self"><span style="font-size: 20pt; background-color: #40a0ff; color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> </span>Blog </span></a> </p>
In the WP General Settings I have added http://www.danieldolan.com to both the WordPress Address and the Site Address. At JustHost I pointed the domain (danieldolan.com) away from typepad and to the JustHost servers.
Now I am out of ideas. Greatly appreciate any guidance. I know about the tp2wp paid service for migrating typepad blogs to WP, but hope to avoid that if possible. Thanks.