Importing from Blogger: Title URLs are lost.

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  • #5164

    pandammonium
    Member

    Hi, I’m another defector from Blogger, which had the capability to add a URL to the title of a blog post. WordPress uses the post title as the permalink (the permalink was contained in the time-stamp of the post in Blogger). Consequently, all the post title links have been lost, and I have to go through them all and add them manually, which is incredibly tedious.

    I think it would help people in the future if the links were retained and added as maybe a reference or something to the post.

    #5640

    lmighton
    Member

    Hi
    It seems this user above was able to do what I can’t figure out how to do — how do I turn (part of) a post title into a link? The icon-edits (like the button to add a link) don’t work for the post title.
    And I went into the source code but I can’t get at it there either.
    Advice?
    Thx
    Lisa

    #5641

    drmike
    Member

    The Post title is a link to the Post. You can’t divide it up into post title into links elsewhere.

    #5646

    pandammonium
    Member

    When I say I “add[ed] them manually”, what I meant was that I went through my Blogger blog, checking for posts with links in the title. I then copied this link and added as a link in the text in the post itself.

    e.g.:

    [Blogger]
    title: <a href="brilliantplacetogo.html>What I did yesterday</a>
    post: I went to a brilliant place yesterday and…

    [Copy ‘brilliantplacetogo.html’ and add to text as follows:

    WordPress]
    title: What I did yesterday
    post: I went to <a href="brilliantplacetogo.html>a brilliant place</a> yesterday and…

    The post title link in the WordPress post still links to the post itself.

    #5662

    canyouseeme
    Member

    Instead of just linking each post with a name like <a href=’brilliantplacetogo.html’ which seems like a relative link, I want to put a complete url, what I thought was a definition of a PermaLink, on each post, such as http://www.mysite.com/brilliantplacetogo.html, so that the post can be accessed from any search engine, independently, not having to go to the site’s home page first.

    Is that allowable on WordPress’s host program?

    #5663

    raincoaster
    Member

    Are you talking about a blog hosted at WordPress.com, or a blog hosted elsewhere using WordPress software? I’m not sure I understand your question, but here we can only answer questions relating to the former; for the latter, you need to go to WordPress.org instead of WordPress.com.

    #5666

    pandammonium
    Member

    canyouseeme: I think you’re confusing permalinks with relative and absolute links (paths).

    A relative path is something like ../index.html, whereas an absolute path is something like http://mysite.com/index.html.

    A permalink is just a link to a post, page or whatever. In a relational database system, posts are retrieved on demand, so won’t necessarily have their own URL. I’m guessing that a permalink is a special query to the database so that the same post is always retrieved. A permalink, therefore, is just that: a permanent link to something transitory. You can use either relative or absolute paths to refer to it.

    I hope that’s clear.

    #5667

    pandammonium
    Member

    p.s. raincoaster’s point is still valid.

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