I have a Netfirms account, and I used to publish a blog to it using Blogger.com. Then Blogger stopped publishing to Netfirms for some FTP-negotiation reason (“Broken Pipe 001”). I wanted to use some blogging software on my Netfirms account, but my account didn’t include any MySQL databases. The solution I worked out temporarily involved coordinating the look and feel of my site and my blog using CSS.
Today Netfirms sent me a notice that they had upgraded all the plans — and mine now includes MySQL. Hooray! () I set up WordPress for one of my blogs, but the Blogger-to-WordPress import tool couldn’t work because Blogger couldn’t publish to my server. However, the latest version of the script (not included in the WordPress distribution) has a solution for this.
I assume you have a Blogger.com blog, a server with a new or in-use WordPress installation, and FTP access to the server. Since you’re reading this post, I also assume that Blogger’s FTP publishing is not working for you.
- Go to Andy Skelton‘s script post.
- Follow the Alternate Directions section near the bottom.
- Please note: apparantly, this may create another user and assign all the posts to them. If a new level 1 author shows up in the authors & users list, this may be the cause. Just reassign each post, demote the author to user status, and delete it.
- The only reason I wrote this entry was to highlight the Alternate Directions — I didn’t see them at first.
- Original solution: Andy Skelton‘s post.