I have recently completed a site for a client, Frankie Small, which required me to import their previous blog posts from Blogger.
When I tried using the built in “Import” service of WordPress I kept getting the following error.
After searching numerous forums I couldn’t find a straight forward fix. After playing around with some suggestions I combined them into my own solution.
- Firstly log in to your Blogger Account and go to “Settings” and choose “Export blog”. This allows you to export and download an .xml file.
- Second, go to http://blogger2wordpress.appspot.com/ and upload your Blogger .xml file. Then download the WordPress compatible WXR file.
- Third, in your WordPress admin go to “Tools” > “Import” and select the WordPress option. Upload your WXR file and assign the blog posts to yourself or create a new user. All of the images and comments from Blogger are also imported.
So there you have it. One thing you may want to look at is re-uploading the images into your WordPress Media Library. This means you will be loading your images from your WordPress blog rather than relying on Blogger to render your images, which I have found is sometimes terrible. If google is running slow then Blogger is running slow, which means the images in your WordPress blog will take ages to load or in some cases won’t load at all.
Up until fairly recently the web only allowed a limited number of display fonts. This is because the web relied on using the fonts the end user had on their computer.
View the post on WebDesignDev “16 gorgeous web safe fonts to use with css” to get an idea of fonts you can use safely.
However I recently discovered @font-face
allows you to specify fonts you have uploaded to your server to display text on your web sites. This means you no longer need to rely on the limited number of fonts your users have on their own computers.
I recommend using it mainly on Headings like I have done here at Bling Bling Bookkeeping especially if you are using a complex looking font, as it won’t display nicely at a smaller size such as 10px.
A great resource for implimenting this technique can be found at Perishable Press and agreat reource for @font-face kits which contain all required font formats and example code can be found at Font Squirrel.
I found a great JQuery Plugin today that allows the user to click on a link and scroll to an anchor on the page rather than jump directly to it.
It also allows you to add a “back to top” link.
I have implimented in a site I am currently working on. go to www.amorica.net.au and click on the “About Me” link in the main nav to see it in action.
This awesome plugin is from Position Absolute and can be found here.