Post links that point to the wrong posts

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  • #496148

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, it is less safe than the import/export function, and it’s far more time-consuming.

    #496151

    ladyaeolusia
    Member

    Well, OK, I do have a text file of my html pages from here. If C&P is actually slower than Import and Export, then I’ll have to look again at that option.

    #496152

    raincoaster
    Member

    Import/export actually copies over titles and tags/categories. Copy-paste doesn’t do that.

    #496155

    ladyaeolusia
    Member

    Well, I did it, and it was really, really fast!! Only a few minutes with the XML file.

    However, I just discovered something strange. When I started digging into my site over on dot Org, suddenly I found myself linked back to my account on dot Com! How did that happen? Must be a “wrong” link someplace in Import?? Everything is supposed to be duplicated over at dot Org and I should link to those pages, not these…

    #496157

    raincoaster
    Member

    Questions about .org sites have to be asked over at .org. But I’ll tell you that the interior links you’ve got, ie from one Page to another that you’ve added by hand, will be to your WP.com blog. You will have to change them all by hand and the only way around that is to be using domain mapping at WP.com before you make those links in the first place.

    #496160

    ladyaeolusia
    Member

    OOPS…well, that would have been my next guess. Domain mapping, something else to learn about!

    #496164

    raincoaster
    Member

    NO. If you’ve already moved, and already made the links, domain mapping isn’t going to help you. It only applies to blogs hosted here, and it’s too late, basically, to use it on yours. You’re just going to have to redo all those links by hand.

    #496192

    Junk car stereo spammer.

    #496194

    Keep it up, you have been reported for spamming the forums. You will be banned shortly.

    #496221

    ladyaeolusia
    Member

    HMPHFF. *Pointedly ignoring spammers!!!*

    Well, my “move” to WP.org was experimental, when my friend offered me some space. I COULD move there lock stock and barrel, but then again….hey, I’m loving it right here on good ole Dot Com. I do think the interface is easier to use here. And my basic needs are being met (even if my site will run about 200 pp). Trying to change something like 65 linking posts and pages to correct the dot Org problem seems way too labor intensive. Wish I’d known about “domain mapping” before I got so involved with an account here. But doesn’t that involve a pricey upgrade? Keeping my site here, though, is fine with me.

    My friend still has Joomla and Coppermine installed at the subdomain, so all is not necessarily “lost” over there… Who’d-a thunk I would ever have the opportunity to get my paws on Joomla!? :-D

    #496222

    ladyaeolusia
    Member

    For one thing, I like the convenient dashboard tabs on top of each page here, even on the forum. You don’t have that on dot Org! I have to keep hitting the back arrow to find my dashboard there. ;-)

    #496231

    timethief
    Member

    There’s a plugin we use on wordpress.ORG installs that provides a navigation bar that gives us access from the front page of our blogs to all Admin function in the blog with a simple click.
    1. Quickly access your favorite pages or administration options
    2. Display handy information like latest comments and visitor

    That plugin has not been installed on this wordpress.COM mult-user blogging platform so we all have access to it, and we cannot install individual plugins into our wordpress.com blogs.

    #496241

    ladyaeolusia
    Member

    Ah, I see!!

    A bit of good news! In futzing around here, I realized that in putting things to rights on dot ORG I really should not have a big problem after all…as there really are only about 20 pages that have links that are jumping me back over to dot com. As for story chapters, they will be fine since the nav links take care of things.

    The links work now, I understand the date/time stamp just has to be “watched.” A little fix on one or two of my posts and all was well. And I won’t be using any more “Older” themes that don’t contain those nav links. They do save a ton of unwanted hard labor!

    So, with a bit of tweaking, all should be good…

    #496242

    timethief
    Member

    I’m glad to hear you have a solution. Best wishes with your blog.

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