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formatting problems with imported blog from Blogger

  1. revmabrynauta04
    Member

    Hi!

    I imported my blog from Blogger, and there are formatting problems...line spacing, paragraph spacing...I'm unable to fix it manually. :( Is this somehow related to the problems wp is having with Google and Blogger imports? I'd appreciate help! Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is revangiem-n.com.

  2. This can sometimes happen with blogger imports because blogger allows some code that is not entirely legitimate.

    The first thing I would do is to go to settings > writing in your dashboard and select "WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically" and save the change.

    Next on trouble posts, open that post in the editor, make one small change such as adding a space and then deleting it and update the post.

    On posts where there isn't proper paragraph spacing, open those posts in the editor, select all the content and then from the "formatting" pulldown at the left end of the lower row of editor icons (#1, row 2) select "paragraph" and then update the post. Hopefully that will straighten that part of things for you.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    Let's start with the above and see where that gets us.

  3. Where is the import button? It seems to be missing.All that shows is this:
    Import Information
    Click the Import button above to start importing that blog.You can leave this page and come back to check the progress later if you like.

  4. Are you an administrator on the blog?

    What platform are you trying to import from?

  5. Yes I am an adminstrator on the blog and trying to import from blogger.The last time I used the import button was Wednesday.

  6. revmabrynauta04
    Member

    Thanks so much! The 3 steps that you suggested worked for me. Looks MUCH better!

    Got some other questions for you...
    1. Is there a way to delete the reply box from the bottom of some of the pages? I'm wanting more of a website look. The only pages I want the reply box to be on are my blog page and my book review page.
    2. Speaking of my book review page... I'd like for it to be a post, instead of a static page with archives. I understand I can have more than one post within my website. How do I create this and place it into what I already have?

    Thanks in advance!

  7. 1. Is there a way to delete the reply box from the bottom of some of the pages?

    This page > Settings > Discussion
    Discussion settings is where you set up defaults for comments.
    We can also overide the default settings and enable or disable future comments on any post or page.

    2. Speaking of my book review page... I'd like for it to be a post, instead of a static page with archives. I understand I can have more than one post within my website. How do I create this and place it into what I already have?

    Posts and pages are different. There is no automatic way to transfer content from the page to a new post -- it's a copy and paste job.

    Staff have provided help for those who want to structure their blog like a website. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    What’s critical is:
    (1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    (2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. But we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.

    A custom menu allows you to display Categories with drop-downs to sub-categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages with drop-downs to sub-pages and/or custom links in your custom menu as well. You are in charge of what appears in a custom menu. You choose the order in which to display any and/or all the foregoing in your custom menu. You choose which to display and which to hide. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus

    Also note that if you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page ie. a landing page for your site, and also create a “blog” page for your posts to display on.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  8. revmabrynauta04
    Member

    Okay...I GOT it!! Yea! Thanks so much, timethief! :)

    Now I'm wanting to delete the widgit sidebar on all static pages and have it appear on my blog post page only. How do I do that?

    I'm grateful for your most competent help!

  9. Open each of your static pages in the page editor and in the "attributes" module, from the page template pulldown, select full-width and then update the page (save).

  10. revmabrynauta04
    Member

    Lovely! Thanks so much!

  11. You're welcome from me. Happy blogging! :)

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