How to Migrate from Blogger to WordPress

By on Jul 13, 2014 in Internet, WordPress | 0 comments

After nearly a decade I’ve finally put Blogger behind me. Moving from there to my standalone WordPress site was a nightmare. I wanted to migrate all of my Blogger data including posts, tags and comments while maintaining the search engine traffic and ranking that had been bringing people to my blog for years. I achieved that goal and hopefully this guide will save you some time and a throbbing temple. Get WordPress Setup This is easy, but there are lots of ways to go about it. I setup an account on one of my servers and registered a domain name, then manually installed the latest version of WordPress. You could also setup an account at WordPress.com for free and then setup your domain name there, but I recommend Siteground for WordPress hosting and Namesilo for domain name registration. Import Your Blogger Content In your new WordPress installation, go to Tools>Import and...

NextScript’s Social Network Auto Poster: A Flawed Tool With Miserable Support

By on Jan 14, 2014 in Blog Posts, Internet | 0 comments

SNAP: Sorry, No Auto Posting So let’s say you have a WordPress site with content that you’d like to automatically post to all of your social networks. There are plenty of plugins that will auto post to one or another of the networks, but few that will post to several at once. So far I’ve only found one that posts to Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Google+ and that is NextScript’s Social Network Auto Poster (SNAP) Pro. The free version doesn’t include Google+ or a few other important features, which I’ll get to later. Right off the top: SNAP is not a “snap” to setup. It takes quite a bit of effort to connect all of your social media accounts and some testing to get them posting just as you’d like, but after a few hours of hard work you should be able to get your newly created content to auto-post as desired. I didn’t have...