Combining Two Blogs

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  • #1951751

    Is it possible to combine two blogs? I have three and am finding it difficult to keep up with posting to all three.

    The blog I need help with is pilgrimstranger39.wordpress.com.

    #1951873

    lizthefair
    Staff

    It is.

    If you export your posts from the blog you want to retire and import them into the blog you want to keep, the blogs will be combined. Then you can just keep posting on the now combined blog.

    Here’s how you export: http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

    Here’s how you import: http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/

    Let me know if you have trouble!

    #1951932

    Thanks, Liz.

    It may take me some time to do all this, but I surely do appreciate the links to tell me how. You have no idea how nice it is to have help when you need it!

    I will try to let you know when it is done.

    #1951934

    lizthefair
    Staff

    I’m glad I could make your day a little brighter. Good luck!

    #1951936

    timethief
    Member

    When you do that export and import all the original links to the indexed content on the first blog will be broken and produce 404’s (page not found) throughout the internet wherever they appear. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/05/avoid-creating-404-pages/ if you want to avoid doing that then note that the Site Redirect upgrade addresses that issue http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/

    #1951938

    lizthefair
    Staff

    @timethief. I wouldn’t have thought of that. Thanks for chiming in.

    #1951940

    timethief
    Member

    @lizthefair
    You’re welcome and you are doing great. Just keep bookmarking the tips I give you. lol :D

    #1951941

    lizthefair
    Staff

    I’d be a fool not to ;)

    #1951942

    timethief
    Member

    @@lizthefair
    LOL :D You are no fool. You are going to be a Happiness Engineer one day soon and that’s my take on this.

    #1951945

    lizthefair
    Staff

    From your mouth to God (or whomever’s) ears :)

    #1952025

    I ran into a bit of a glitch when exporting my files. The download was easy enough, but I could not see a way to save the XML file. I have done this once before when I almost lost a WordPress.org blog, so I am not afraid to try this. It is only that I need direction about how to save the download.

    #1952028

    OK, I think I managed to save the export XML file. It had automatically been saved in downloads and not in temp as I feared. I managed to move it from downloads to my desktop and then imported it to my main blog. I really hope that will work (pictures, comments and all)! Right now the little sign says “Import WordPress Processing…
    We’re processing your import now and will send you an email when it’s all done. If you don’t hear from us within 24 hours, please contact support, and we’ll get everything fixed.”

    I plan to let you know how it worked out.

    #1952031

    lizthefair
    Staff

    So far, so good. Thanks for the update.

    #1952036

    Today I got a “success” message. Thanks so much for walking me through this!

    #1952037

    Timethief,

    Since I had paid for the upgrade for my old blog, can that balance not be applied to removing all traces from the www? How should I go about finding out?

    #1952044

    Hi, what is the URL of the site you are talking about with the www? I see you have this custom domain, helpmeettohim.org associated with helpmeet39.wordpress.com. Are you wanting to move that domain name over to the pilgrim site?

    #1952045

    The blog http://pilgrimstranger.wordpress.com should not be involved in any way since it is on a different account.

    I have *already combined* http://helpmeettohim.org
    with http://pilgrimstranger39.wordpress.com. That job is finished.

    The two blogs above were on one account with a domain called helpmeettohim.org. I had paid for upgrades for both blogs.

    My question (before I delete the blog I merged is whether I might apply whatever upgrade price might be left on my account to deleting the blog without leaving empty 404 messages around the net.

    Again, please note that blog http://pilgrimstranger.wordpress.com should not be involved in any way since it is not one of the two I merged.

    #1952046

    BTW, I guess I am assuming that deleting the blog means I lose the rest of the upgrade cost, unless of course it can be applied to what is described here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/.

    #1952052

    Hi there, the upgrades can be moved over to the new blog. First off a couple of questions.

    1. Can you verify exactly what you want moved, and from where?
    2. Can you verify which blog you want it moved to – and the username if that blog is under a different username?

    #1952053

    I am not sure how I could make my request clearer. What else can I do but go ahead and delete the old blog myself and then perhaps let someone else worry about the stray 404 messages. Yesterday I wrote:

    I have *already combined/merged* http://helpmeettohim.org
    with http://pilgrimstranger39.wordpress.com. That job is finished.

    The two blogs above were on one account with a domain called helpmeettohim.org. I had paid for upgrades for both blogs.

    My question (before I delete the blog I merged is whether I might apply whatever upgrade price might be left on my account to deleting the blog without leaving empty 404 messages around the net.

    Again, please note that blog http://pilgrimstranger.wordpress.com should not be involved in any way since it is not one of the two I merged.

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