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Blogger to No Longer Support FTP

Posted by Chris DeMarco on Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 10:06 am

Blogger is discontinuing its FTP publishing feature in March 2010.

The other day, Blogger sent out an official email to all its users announcing that they will be discontinuing support for FTP publishing quite soon:

…we are announcing today that we will no longer support FTP publishing in Blogger after March 26, 2010. We realize that this will not necessarily be welcome news for some users, and we are committed to making the transition as seamless as possible. To that end:

  • We are building a migration tool that will walk users through a migration from their current URL to a Blogger-managed URL (either a Custom Domain or a Blogspot URL) that will be available to all users the week of February 22. This tool will handle redirecting traffic from the old URL to the new URL, and will handle the vast majority of situations.
  • We will be providing a dedicated blog[5] and help documentation
  • Blogger team members will also be available to answer questions on the forum, comments on the blog, and in a few scheduled conference calls once the tool is released.

Blogger claims that it is a big drain on resources to provide the functionality, and further, that it would require rewriting all of the feature’s code to accommodate a new system they are moving to.

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