Saturday, January 31, 2009

Swapping URLs Between Two Blogs

Sometimes, you have 2 blogs - and you decide that maybe the content (comments, reader population, structure) of one blog would really be better published under the URL of the other blog.

Maybe you want to keep both blogs, so deleting one would be stupid. The good news is that swapping the two is not all that difficult (though if either blog is mature, you really should plan this change).
  1. Make sure that both blogs are owned by the same Blogger account.
  2. Re publish Blog A to a temporary URL (we will call URL 3).
  3. Re publish Blog B to the former URL of Blog A (we will call URL 1).
  4. Re publish Blog A to the former URL of Blog B (we will call URL 2).
Simple? Yes, for me - Maybe, for you - Not so, for everybody.

If a custom domain is involved, plan just a bit more detail (please do this).
  1. Make sure that both blogs are owned by the same Blogger account.
  2. Publish the blog with the custom domain URL (we will call it Blog A) back to BlogSpot, to URL 1.
  3. If there is a second blog currently published to a custom domain, publish it back to URL 2.
  4. Re publish Blog A to a temporary URL (we will call URL 3).
  5. Re publish Blog B to the former URL of Blog A (we will call URL 1).
  6. Re publish Blog A to the former URL of Blog B (we will call URL 2).
  7. If desired, re publish Blog A to custom domain URL 2.
  8. If desired, re publish Blog B to custom domain URL 1.


Do this systematically, and you won't be writing to Google Blogger Help
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1 comment:

suthanthira.co.cc said...

//Re publish //

what do you mean by that. i have problems understanding that. if earlier posts are there should i delete it.