If you want to save your Blog posts from an old Blog, you can save each post as a webpage (to your computer), and then re-post them to your FASO site as you have time.
For each blog post:
- open the existing blog post in Firefox
- click on File in the far upper left corner
- click on Save Page As..
- click on Save as type in the pop-up box
- click on Webpage, complete
That will save your previous blog post. It's helpful to save them all to one folder on your desktop.
To add them to your FASO Blog (this is time-consuming), you will need to create a new Blog post in your FASO control panel for each old post.
Once text and images are added, save it as a draft. You will be able to edit the date for the blog post from Blog Drafts (to reflect your original posting date).
Our FAQs will guide you through getting started with the FASO Blog:
Changing the publish date on your blog post:
When you initially post your blog on your FASO site, it will show today's date.
To reflect your original posting date you can edit the date by changing the date in the Entry Date field.
If saved as a Draft, click on Drafts - then click on Edit beside the title.
If published as Public Blog post, click on Blog, then click on Edit next to the title.
This will change the publish date on your FASO Blog and reorder blog posts on your public blog page by date.
How to add blog topics and related blog posts
Using blog topics will help those visitors interested in a particular subject delve deeper into your blog.
1. You can add your own topics and related blog posts after the first save and proof the initial post.
2. Click on edit beside the blog post title as instructed above.
3. You will see options in the lower portion for adding your own topics and related blog posts.
These FAQs will be helpful when using topics:
Posting the same information on two sites is considered Duplicate Content which the search engines may penalize you for.
Google (and other search engines) like to see UN-duplicated content.
If you are not keeping your previous blog platform after transferring the information, be sure to delete it from your old blog.
If you plan to keep both blog platforms (FASO and old blog platform), it's important to alter the text in some way to increase your chances of both sites ranking well in the search engines.
To learn more about Duplicate Content, see:
- Understanding Duplicate Content: Rules & Myths by Neilson Marketing Services
- Duplicate Content by Backlinko
- Duplicate Content: SEO Best Practices to Avoid It by Semrush