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How To Move From Blogger to WordPress!

Hi everyone!

Today is going to be about how to move your blog from Blogger to WordPress. This guide is going to be for people who choose to buy a domain name and use WordPress CMS (also known as WordPress.org). If you are not sure what I’m talking about then check out my first post Introduction To WordPress – Thinking About Switching From Blogger?

I’m going to start with listing the steps you will be going through before explaining each of them.

  1. Buy a domain name and webhotel
  2. Install WordPress
  3. Change the permalinks
  4. Import posts and comments from Blogger
  5. Setup a theme and pages
  6. Move your Bloglovin’ followers

Step 1: Buy a Domain Name

Start by buying a domain name and a webhotel to go with it. If you don’t know what a webhotel is, it’s the online space you buy to upload your things on the internet so it’s kind of like your “harddisk.” I use unoeuro.com which I’m happy with, but find one that works for you.

Step 2: Install WordPress

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Introduction To WordPress – Thinking About Switching From Blogger?

Hi everyone!

I have been spotting some discussions on Twitter doing Twitter Chats about WordPress. It seems like some people are a bit confused or just don’t know how to tackle WordPress compared to Blogger. I’m a WordPress user, so as of right now you are visiting a WordPress blog.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source system also known as CMS. If you find this confusing just think about it as the system running your website, just like Windows running a PC and IOS running a Mac or an iPhone.

You can find WordPress in two versions as WordPress.com and WordPress.org, but I don’t look at WordPress that way.

If you are a newbie and are thinking about starting a blog you are in the process of choosing between Blogger and WordPress.com and they seem very similar. I would definitely choose Blogger as it’s much easier to get started with as a free web hosting service.

If you on the other hand want your own domain name I would definitely choose WordPress, which is also known ...

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How to Backup Your Blog!

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Hi everyone!

Today I wanted to cover a subject of blogging, which is really important! I have an idea that this isn’t something people think about that often if they think about it at all and that’s to make a backup of your blog.

Sometimes things can go wrong on a blog, you could mess something up in the HTML or CSS, it could also be a hacker stealing your blog someday and you would lose everything.

Google Blogger Backup

If you use Google Blogger you can make a backup of you blog really fast and easy by going to settings -> other -> export blog and you will have a XML file with your blog ready to import to another blog.

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I also like to keep a backup separated with my HTML and CSS just in case. It’s really handy with you are playing around with HTML and CSS and end up doing something, you can just use your backup files to restore everything.

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Just go to your CSS and copy everything and then past it into a document on your computer...

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Why Nofollow Links Are Important!

Hi everyone!

Yesterday there was an entire #fblchat dedicated to different blogging aspects of the law. This chat also included the attribute rel=nofollow which got a lot of people confused and nervous so I decided to do a blogpost on the subject clearing things up a bit.

What are nofollow links?

First, of all the rel=nofollow attribute is not something you are legally obligated to use, it’s an attribute for search engines. The point of the rel=nofollow attribute is to tell Google not to follow a specific link.

Google is crawling links on different websites to find the best search result for us users. This means that a website with a lot of links on the web might get a higher pagerank, this is why companies want to pay you to link their website on your blog. When you link a website let’s say hm.com you are telling Google that this website is to be trusted and that you like it.

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Why you should use nofollow links!

There are a couple of reasons why you should rel=nofollow on some of y...

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SEO Guide for WordPress

Hi everyone!

This blogpost is a bit late, but here it finally is; SEO Guide for WordPress! I already did a blogpost for people using Google Blogger and an introduction for SEO if you are interested in that.

With WordPress you don’t have the advantage of Google already knowing your blog, so you have to do some work for it to be noticed. I downloaded two plugins, but you could probably do it all with one plugin I just like both for different things.

All in One SEO

The first plugin is All in One SEO, which I use for my Google Analytics tracking code in and it’s also where I gave my blog it’s title, meta description and keywords.

Go to Plugins -> Search All in One SEO -> Install

all in one seo plugin

Now you are ready to use the plugin. I would keep most of the things as they are, except write the title, meta description and keywords as mention and then you have some fields for Google Analytics, Google Plus, Pinterest, etc.

blog title and description

Yoast SEO

The second plugin is Yoast SEO, this is probably the one you will use ...

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About and Contact Pages on Blogs!

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Today is another post about blogging tips, but it’s not a tutorial it’s advices. Well, it might be a bit boring, but advices are good too!

I have been going through a lot of blogs lately, like over 200 this week! I’m surprised by how little of them have about me and contact pages.

About page

This might not be something you think about when you start a blog. If your blog is called something like glitterfun or whatever people won’t know your name. I have had a hard time finding people’s name and sometimes I couldn’t.

I think you should always have an about page with your name and where you are from in the world. If people like your blog, they will want to know something about you. I almost always look at peoples about pages.

Of course the page should also contain something like why you have chosen to blog, and what it is about.

Contact page

Contact page! Again an important page, if people like you they should be able to contact you through other things than social medias...

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How To – Favicon in WordPress!

Hi everyone!

Today is another blogging tip post. I recently did one about making your Google Blogger shine where one of the tips were having a favicon. A favicon is the little logo you see in the fan of your browser. Christina Thorup suggested that I did one for WordPress too.

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Since everyone has a different WordPress theme there will never be a correct answer to how to do it in WordPress. I was really lucky that my theme had a setting for favicon included, but if you aren’t as lucky you can do it by a plugin!

First go to “add new plugin” and search for favicon. You will get a lot of different plugins and they all kinds of do the same thing. I choose the “All in One Favicon” which can take PNG, GIF and ICO files so you just have to make an icon and then upload it.

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I just uploaded mine in the Frontend part and choose save, you don’t need to worry about the rest of the settings this should be fine.

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That was it! Let me know if it works and if you have other ideas for blogg...

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How To: Permalinks In WordPress

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Hi people!

Today is going to be about permalinks in WordPress. When you start a Google Blogger blog, you are sure that Google know your blog and will try to make it search friendly. When you start a WordPress blog, then it’s your own job to do these things. One thing you can do is to look at your permalinks. When people search for something on Google like “About Tanja Mortensen” then Google crawl links and try to find something that looks similar to the search. This is where permalinks are important! How should Google know what tanjamortensen.com/?p=123 is? If it’s called tanjamortensen.com/about, then Google will know this site has something to do with about Tanja Mortensen. This doesn’t solve all SEO problems, but will make a start.

How to change your permalinks

Go to your settings, permalinks and then choose a way to show your post-URL or decided for yourself like I did, I made mine tanjamortensen.com/category/post-title...

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Blogger vs. WordPress

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Hi lovely people!

Today is going to be my first post for the blogging tips series. I’m going to start out with “Blogger vs. WordPress” as the title says. All of you who are reading this right now are probably already blogging so that’s why I’m focusing on WordPress vs. Blogger. Remember this is all based on my experience with both WordPress and Blogger and some people might see it different.

Google blogger

Google’s blogger is the easiest way to go if you are totally new and don’t know a thing about the internet. Blogger’s newest design makes it easy to navigate and there are a lot of free things and help to be found on the internet. Blogger also provides some things as site statics, SEO and an account to comments on other people’s blog that leads right back to your blog.

WordPress

WordPress has to different ways to start a blog, a free one and a paid self-hosted one...

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Blogging Tips Series

Hi!

A new week has begun and I have decided on trying to do some different posts this week. I know I’m new in the blogger world and don’t have much experience within the area. Since I’m studying Multimedia Design & Communication I do have some knowledge in this field and that’s why I want to do a little series where I post some tips for new bloggers, but hopefully also some tips for some of the bloggers who have been doing this for a while.

I have been blogging once before using Google’s blogspot (tanjaslookbook.blogspot.com) and right now I’m using WordPress CMS to manage this blog so I have a little experience with both systems.

As you can see I have started this blog, but I have also helped Christina Thorup setting up her blog and I own tanjamortensen.dk where you can see my portfolio if you are curious.

My plan is to write about everything from blogger systems, SEO, Google analytics, themes, marketing, domain names, design, coding, etc.

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tanjamortensen_dk

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I hope you will be interested ...

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