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Moving (301ing) all posts from a deleted blogspot to wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Troshi, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Troshi

    Troshi Senior Member

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    I just acquired a domain name / website that was a blogspot website. There were about 200 different posts on the site. I thought that the seller would leave them all intact, but he deleted everyone of them when he transferred the domain name and gave me editing permissions to the Blogspot login.

    I was going to migrate this site to Wordpress. However, with all of the posts being deleted, I'm sure this isn't going to be easy. I guess I need to go into google Cache and copy down all of the old posts and manually paste them into wordpress. Unless there is an easier way?

    My biggest concern is that the Wordpress urls are going to be completely different. How do I 301 the old blogger urls to the corresponding new wordpress pages/posts? All by hand again? Is there a way to do it without having to install a stupid wordpress plugin?
     
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  2. patriciajohns

    patriciajohns Junior Member

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    Did you purchase only the domain or the website? If the deal was only for the domain, there is nothing to cry about.
    If you did not pay for the website contents, even if you copy from Google Cache or archive, you don't have the right to use them technically.
    Unfortunately there is no way you can redirect the blogspot url to wordpress url.
     
  3. Troshi

    Troshi Senior Member

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    I asked to buy the website which implies that the website content is included. There shouldn't be any issue with that.

    I realize there is no easy way to press a button and re-direct everything. I'm willing to do it manually and I'm trying to figure out what is the easiest / best method to do it. I've only ever 301'd root domains, not pages.
     
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  6. Troshi

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    I don't want to mimic the old URLs because they were not search engine friendly