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Monday, February 08, 2010

 

Blog Change

I spent the better part of this weekend wrestling with a blog change.

Blogger recently announced that they were ending FTP support for self-hosted blogs. Since that's the category I fall under, I thought this would be a good opportunity to switch over to WordPress for all my blogging needs.

I also thought it would be easy. It was anything but.

Oh sure, it was relatively painless setting up a new WordPress blog. They even have a handy little button to import all of your Blogger posts and comments over to WordPress. Of course, it didn't work for me and I had to do a lot of digging to figure out a little coding.

At one point I managed to successfully convert six years worth of posts. An hour later, I had somehow crashed the entire blog with one code change which I then could not undo.

So I redid the blog from scratch.

After that, I struggled with how to slide the new blog right over top my old URL. Hours and hours of reading coder websites later, I somehow typed in the correct code in the correct files and it worked.

So, why are you not seeing that new page right now?

Because I am well and truly stuck on one thing. How to send my new WordPress posts to my old atom.xml and rss.xml feed subscribers. There are over 150 of you reading my blog through Google Reader on those feeds and I don't want to lose you.

If anyone out there has experience with how to publish an atom.xml or an rss.xml feed from WordPress, please let me know.


5 Comments:

Blogger The Father of Five said...

Well... If you post a link here to the new site - I'll just add the new feed from there!

2:08 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

You lost me at FTP and code.

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Evan said...

Technology was supposed to make stuff easier for us humans. Oh well. I guess there are youtube videos that could help you with that.

7:08 AM  
Blogger 2 Hands Physical Therapy said...

Glad to see your in CDA, just surfing local bloggers. Cathy from 2 Hands Physical Therapy

10:15 AM  
Blogger Bennett said...

I manage my feeds from feedburner.com

Yes, that site was bought by Google, but it still has a lot of features (most of which I don't understand). Surely, there is a way to accomplish what you want to.

But the most convenient for you is to just post your new address and make all of "us" move to it.

10:58 PM  

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