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Importing Posts and Images From New Blogger to WordPress | Savvy Tech Tips

January 19th 2007

Importing Posts and Images From New Blogger to WordPress

I just made the move from New Blogger (formerly Blogger Beta) to WordPress, and found a couple of things about importing posts and images that took a long time for me to hunt down. In case this might be of help to someone doing the same thing, here’s what worked:

Importing Posts
1. This blog has a small utility to import posts from Blogger Beta to WordPress. It worked great for me, but everytime I tried it, it failed the first time I tried to run it. I pressed the button a second time and it worked perfectly. Very happy with the results with this. Excellent little application.

Once you do this, however, you will now have hotlinked to all your images on Blogger Beta. This is a Bozo No No, and eventually Blogger will shutdown access to your photos and you’ll get all those ugly red boxes.

To fix this, you’ll need to import all your images into WordPress as well. That takes us to…

Importing Images
2. This blog has a neat utility for importing photos from Blogger Beta to WordPress. I tried it and it worked perfectly.

However…

The Blogger Beta filing system is pretty arcane, and I ended up with all sorts of numerically named folders in my WordPress content folder after I did the transfer.

I wanted to at least start things out all nice and organized, and since I didn’t have many images on the old blog, I just went back in and manually imported my images.

Hope that helps!

2 Comments »

  1. Your article is very informative and helped me further.

    Thanks, David

    Comment by davidvogt — February 3, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

  2. David: Thanks. Glad it could be of help.

    Mike

    Comment by smart0086 — February 4, 2007 @ 1:05 am

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