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Old 3rd July 2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Blogger.com - Transferring to own host

Hi,

I read in a previous post that if using blogger.com to create your blog you should transfer to your own host.

Can someone explain this for me and let me know how this is done?

Thanks!
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Old 4th July 2006, 06:14 AM   #2
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Wordpress will import your data from blogger (i seem to remember anyhow). when you set it up there is an option on install. So to answer your question, set up wordpress and import.

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Old 6th July 2006, 10:34 AM   #3
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Blogger.com operated in two modes:
1. You use their free hosting (<whatever>.blogspot.com)
2. You transfer your blog posts to your own domain.

You can adjust these settings from your account dashboard.

WordPress, MovableType, and others are awesome blogware that allows you to host your blog on your own domain. They support importing your blog post from Blogger through reading your Atom/RSS feed.

If you really like what Blogger has to offer (you have almost zero maintenance, they upgrade the software for you etc.) at least move your blog posts to your own domain. Suppose you are hosting your blog on the same domain you have your website, when people link to you, your site will get the boost in link popularity too.

There are other reasons (like branding) but suffice to say if your host is under your own domain, you own that instead of Blogger.

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Old 6th July 2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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Default Thanks - appreciate your tips!

Thank you both for your advice - I can see that it would me more beneficial for me to host at my own domain. I'll be hopping over to WordPress soon. Is this software free or do you pay a subscription?

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Old 7th July 2006, 11:21 AM   #5
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Go to WordPress.org to download the software for free to install on your own server. You'll also want to review the documentation at codex.wordpress.org for installation and configuration instructions as well as ideas for customizing the look/feel and functionality of your blog.

You'll especially want to check out all the plug-ins that are available. WordPress on its own is very flexible, and the plug-ins will expand that even more. In fact, it's possible to run an entire "traditional" website from within WordPress. I'm doing it with my own business site already and am in the process of transferring all my websites over to WordPress. It makes for a great (free) content management system.

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WP is not just free, but also opensource.

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Old 21st July 2006, 09:20 AM   #7
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Default PHP Blog Manager also allows you host on your own domain

There's another blogging tool, PHP Blog Manager, that doesn't require any downloads, just sign up and add your info - your blog will publish to your own domain via FTP.
You can find it here
www.phpblogmanager.com

It's what we use and it's great.
You can also customize the template to match the design of your site exactly, which is nice as well.

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Default WordPress Editor - Font and Size

I just moved from Blogger to WordPress but I have not been able select Font and Size, even thought I already enabled WYSIWYG editor

Is there anybody who knows how to select font and size withouth using HTML code?

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I just moved from Blogger to WordPress but I have not been able select Font and Size, even thought I already enabled WYSIWYG editor

Is there anybody who knows how to select font and size withouth using HTML code?
In WordPress changing the font is either a CSS or HTML directive.

My Dynamic Business Pages template for WordPress 2.+ allows one to set these parameters via the WordPress interface however you must have the Widgets Plugin installed for it to work.


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