404 Error


#1

Hi there,

I followed your full Blogger to Wordpress migration tutorial, and everything seemed to go perfectly.

Unfortunately, I’ve just tried to use the Blogger to Wordpress re-direction plugin, and I’m getting a 404 error:

Test Case

Clicking this link » http://www.farmhousehome.com.au/2012/12/strawberries-marinated-in-balsamic.html
Should redirect to » http://farmhousehome.com.au/2012/12/strawberries-marinated-in-balsamic/

The first link doesn’t re-direct… what have I done wrong??!

Thanks so much for any advice,


#2

Since you are using the custom domain on blogger blog and the same domain using for WordPress. In that case: 1. You don't need to use our redirection plugin. Just change the DNS records (A and CNAME) in domain registrar by pointing IP address of hosting. 2. Use the same permalink structure like blogger URL for the WordPress blog. Go to WordPress dashboard -> Settings -> Permalinks and change it to /year/month/postname.html 3. Make sure you run the fix.php file which is given in DIY article https://rtcamp.com/blogger-to-wordpress/tutorials/permalink-seo-migration/

I hope above points will help you.

Thanks, --Nitun


#3

Thank you so much for your quick reply.

I have done/checked the following:

  1. You don’t need to use our redirection plugin. Just change the DNS records (A and CNAME) in domain registrar by pointing IP address of hosting.

I've de-activated your Blogger to Wordpress plugin (and restored my old template in Blogger). I have just set up an A record for my domain, pointing to my hosting plan's IP address. - however, apparently a CNAME record cannot point to an IP address?!

  1. Use the same permalink structure like blogger URL for the WordPress blog. Go to WordPress dashboard -> Settings -> Permalinks and change it to /year/month/postname.html

Yes, I've changed this - can I ever change the permalinks in future? (The article linked from your main Blogger to Wordpress migration tutorial is broken: http://wpveda.com/how-to-change-wordpress-permalink-without-breaking-post-permalink-structure/)

  1. Make sure you run the fix.php file which is given in DIY article https://rtcamp.com/blogger-to-wordpress/tutorials/permalink-seo-migration/

I've done this again just now, and got the correct DONE message.

So, my question is: is everything working correctly now, with re-directing my Blogger blog to new Wordpress? I'm concerned as my hits have dramatically decreased after migrating last week to Wordpress...


#4
however, apparently a CNAME record cannot point to an IP address?!

Use @ for CNAME record. Take help from your domain registrar support team if there is any confusion.

can I ever change the permalinks in future?

Yes, you can change the permalink structure in future after a year (at least)

is everything working correctly now, with re-directing my Blogger blog to new WordPress? I’m concerned as my hits have dramatically decreased after migrating last week to WordPress…

Cross check whether blogger feed is redirecting towards WordPress feed or Not. The archive and labels should redirect to WordPress archives and categories/tags. Use .htaccess rules from our DIY article. Then wait for few days to get traffic of your blog back on track.


#5

I get this error: Unable to add DNS Record: host @ contains illegal characters or format.

when adding a CNAME record (@.farmhhousehome.com.au) so I will contact my domain registrar directly, as I know this is not your problem! :) [They say: CNAME records point to domain names, as opposed to specific IP addresses. ???]

Ok, I will keep the permalinks structure for at least a year (I apologise I didn't realise that, as the article in your tutorial is broken :( )

I've added those new rules to .htaccess and my archives work correctly through Google.

But this still doesn't work:

Clicking this link » http://www.farmhousehome.com.au/2012/12/strawberries-marinated-in-balsamic.html Should redirect to » http://farmhousehome.com.au/2012/12/strawberries-marinated-in-balsamic/

I still get a 404 error? How can I resolve this?


#6
Clicking this link » http://www.farmhousehome.com.au/2012/12/strawberries-marinated-in-balsamic.html Should redirect to » http://farmhousehome.com.au/2012/12/strawberries-marinated-in-balsamic/

For me the redirection is working.


#7

It's showing the new Wordpress post, but has .html at the end (Blogger's url), rather than without the .html (Wordpress permalink) - or is this correct??


#8

Yes, you are using the same permalink structure as blogger blog, and the links are redirecting correctly.


#9