I know that there is a way to crosspost from WP to Blogger but I am curious if there is a way to essentially mirror WP blog on Blogger completely, in other words crosspost both posts and comments?

  • Is there some kind of preference? Posts, your users and your comments or both?
    – hakre
    Dec 27, 2010 at 0:10
  • Just curious why you want this? Are you familiar with the Google duplicate content penalty? googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2008/09/… Dec 27, 2010 at 2:42
  • @MikeSchinkel Good point! My client is trying to have a cheap failover mechanism, in case WP blog fails for a fast switchover to Blogger... :(
    – Alex
    Dec 29, 2010 at 19:24
  • @hakre Preferably both :)
    – Alex
    Dec 29, 2010 at 19:24
  • The hard part will be commenting as someone else. If you still want to know how to achieve this on Blogger (not on WordPress), I think you should ask this on the WebApps Stack Exchange, since the hard part is on the Blogger side.
    – Jan Fabry
    Dec 29, 2010 at 20:36

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Hi @Alex:

Your client wants to mirror on Blogger this "In case WordPress fails?!?" OMG!!!! Do they not understand how WordPress works?

Set him up a second WordPress site on a different web host or on WordPress.com! Don't put up with Blogger.

A simple solution would be to use Windows Live Writer or Qumana to write the posts and then just having them submit to both sites using those programs.

A programming solution would be to monitor RSS feeds on a psuedo-cron task and then import them with wp_insert_post():

But whatever you do get them to stick with WordPress on the multiple sites; doing anything else is madness!

  • +1000. Use the same platform for a "failover," just on a different host.
    – EAMann
    Dec 29, 2010 at 20:29
  • problem is the site that they running is pretty high traffic. Right now with all the optimizations installed it get's a dedicated server to load avg of 1-2 with peaks at 4-6(for dual core that's ok I guess). So having a failover will require similar box which is somewhat costly for their budget. But you're right anyway, your answer will help me to talk to them further and confirm that I am not crazy/lazy/not-experienced-enough :) we'll see how it goes. Thanks!
    – Alex
    Dec 29, 2010 at 21:25

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