Thursday, November 13, 2008

FTP Publishing: Moving Ahead - How It's Done

Many Bloggers, currently publishing by FTP to external servers, need to plan for a somewhat immediate move of their blogs back to Blogger and Google servers.

No matter how you look at it, this is a manual process. This week, an FTP Publishing Migration Tool, stated to be available 2/22, developed to support the immediately required migration, will mitigate some of the tedium and uncertainty that's described below.

Start from the Settings - Publishing screen. See the advice for "Blog URL"?
" will redirect to your FTP blog."

That's the current BlogSpot alias, and soon will be the only URL.

Just select "Switch to: •".

Endure yet another CAPTCHA.

You're done. You're publishing on And see the Blog*Spot Address?

Just don't try hitting "Save Settings" again.

Home again. Now, if you like, move to a custom domain. Or not.

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Tina said...

Nitecruzr, as always, grateful for the advice and info. I followed instructions from my settings on blogspot to buy a custom domain. Does that mean that my .com is safe still?

Chuck said...


That's a very broad question. It can be safe, but maybe you could post in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, or in Nitecruzr Dot Net - Blogging, for detailed discussion and proper peer support? That's the right thing to do.