Slick tips: How to point to your new blog

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By Dave Munger

So, you’ve moved your blog to a new site! Congratulations!

But of course, you’re still interested in aggregating your posts about peer-reviewed research to How do you do it? The answers range from very simple to very complicated, depending on what you do.

Here are some of the possibilities, ranging from simplest to most complex:

  1. Your old blog remains live, and your new blog will start where the old blog left off
  2. Your old blog remains live, but your new blog will include all your old posts too, and you’d really prefer to send visitors to the new blog
  3. Your old blog will be erased–you’re importing everything to the new site
  4. Your old blog will be erased and you will gradually repost all the old material on the new site
  5. You’re doing something even more complicated than that, like guest-blogging on a bunch of places before you find a more permanent home

We’re happy to help with any of these plans, but one thing we always try to avoid is duplicating posts. Sites like PLoS keep track of how often their articles are cited by ResearchBlogging, and our readers like to know that material appearing on our front page is new. If you’re reposting old material on your new blog, you’ll need to make sure it’s only aggregated on ResearchBlogging once. There are a number of ways to do this.

1. Let’s start with the simplest situation: Your old blog remains live, and your new blog will start where the old blog left off. In this case, all you’ll need to do is login to ResearchBlogging, click on your blog name under MY BLOGS in the right column, then click on “edit blog settings”. Scroll down to “Source Sites” and click on “Edit Source.” Then change your blog URL and RSS address to the new address.

2/3. Suppose you want visitors on to be directed to the new blog. In this case, you should login to and click on “Request Additional Blog.” (The name of this blog must be different from your old blog name, so you might want to change your old blog’s name in your settings first!) Register this new blog. Indicate in your blog description that is the new site for your old blog. An administrator will approve this account within 24 hours.

Then you’ll want to disable your old blog’s posts on our site. You can do this manually by using the “manage posts” feature. Or if you have a lot of posts, email the editors in your language and ask them to delete the old blog completely (This page has email addresses for our editors).

Then you’ll want to import your old posts into your new blog. If you have just a few posts, use our “Import posts” feature (Important! There is a small bug in this feature. Make sure you enter the date in mm/dd/yyyy format or the post will be dated incorrectly). If you have a lot of posts, you can use the instructions on this page.

You could also just partially implement this solution, by disabling/importing only your most popular/important posts.

4. If you’re going to gradually repost all your old material to the new site, you could take one of two approaches. You could completely delete the old blog from our site as described in 2/3 above. Or you could keep the old site live and, when you repost your old posts on your new site, simply disable the citations from appearing on our site. This is done in one of two ways. You can do this automatically when you generate a citation by unchecking the “include this citation” box on the Edit Citation page. Or you can change it manually in the code itself by changing the text “bpr3.included=1″ to “bpr3.included=0″

5. If you’re planning a more complicated transition than this, please contact me at and I’ll help you develop a custom solution that works for you!

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