In the previous two part i wrote how to import content from Blogger into WordPress, how to set up URL structure at WordPress to be just like in Blogger (so your site won’t lose any ratings) and how to fix Featured images in WordPress (“fix” in a sense that they do not exist at all after the import). This post is a list of useful plugins you might need to get working before actually launching you WordPress blog. I did not include SEO plugins because, you know, I’m not talking about setting up some money-making niche blog here, i’m talking about setting up a blog that works and has all the essential functions. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
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In the first part i told you how to prepare to move your blog, how keep the same URLs in WordPress like you did in Blogger and how to import data from Blogger to WordPress. This part is about fixing whatever you’ve got to fix next, and there could be a lot of things! WordPress and Blogger have a lot of differences, like WordPress posts requiring Featured image that has to be stored locally in the WordPress’ own folder and not on some other hosting. You could have been using MS Live Writer for your Blogger posts, so there could be images used in your blog and stored at Picasa servers because of it, there could be leftover HTML from Blogger that is no longer valid, and images stored at remote servers, and other things. (more…)
If you have a free blog at Google’s Blogger platform and think it’s time to move it to a more personal place like WordPress, i have done that very recently and want to share the experience. There are lots of blog posts about the same thing, of course, but half of them are outdated and the other half describes only part of the process, and anyway i want to save some tips for myself in one place, just in case. I am sorry i did not made any screenshots in the process :( (more…)
Another post of my “XAMPP vs local WordPress installation ” knowledge. The first was How to setup a local copy of WordPress with XAMPP where questions like “what is XAMPP?” and “why would someone need a local copy of WordPress?” and even why am i writing this, are addressed. Go there if you’re not sure. This post is addressing an error that crops up on WordPress quite often – when WordPress can’t connect to a local FTP, and so automatic plugin and theme installing and upgrading is not working. Unfortunately, i couldn’t find a single solution and had to patch it up from different sources. Here are the results. (more…)
A “local copy” means that WordPress is running right there on your very computer, and not on some remote hosting. Why would anyone need that? And why is it even discussed in this – supposedly – gaming blog? Well, as you might have noticed if you’re a frequent visitor to this blog, I have migrated to WordPress very recently. I am a gaming blogger, so I assume other bloggers could be considering migrating their blogs to WordPress as well and might find this post useful. Also, if I not write this down and then forget something, it would be a total pain in the ass to data-mine the Internets for the same solutions again. So here it goes.