Anticipating issues switching from Blogger blog.mysite.com to either WP blog.mysite.com or WP mysite.com


#1

I have a Blogger blog with a custom domain, mapped as a subdomain to my main site (built & hosted at SBI). So “blog.mysite.com” (blogger) and “www.mysite.com” (SBI).

I want a Wordpress site, hosted at GoDaddy. I’d rather not have two sites, meaning I’d be happy to end up with just “www.mysite.com”. BUT, I need to preserve the “blog.mysite.com” content and links, and am planning to follow the tutorial here.

The question is: do I have to keep the domain/subdomain structure in order to preserve the “blog.mysite.com” inbound links and rankings, or can I merge the two in a single Wordpress “www.mysite.com”, transfer over the “www.blog.mysite.com” content, links, and rankings, and rebuild any of the content I want to keep from the old SBI-hosted “www.mysite.com” around the new WordPress hosted, transferred-in-from-Blogger “www.mysite.com”?

If so…do I follow the tutorial as written and everything will come out in the wash? Or are there additional steps because of the domain/subdomain setup from which I’m transferring?

Also: if it’s not already apparent, I may or may not be trying to describe concepts of which I have only (very) limited understanding.

Thank you.


#2

You may need to redirect blog.mysite.com to www.mysite.com URL by adding some .htaccess rules inside shared hosting blog.mysite.com.


#3

Thanks for the answer - decided to just have you folks do it and am very, very pleased with the result.


#4

Great :slight_smile:


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