Announcing: The A To Z Challenge Simulcast Blog!

You might recall last year that I wrote a post on this blog that talked about using IFTTT to simulcast a WordPress blog onto a Blogger blog. Several of you asked if it were possible to go in the opposite direction, i.e. post to WordPress whenever you post to Blogger. Of course it is, and Janet over at Janet’s Smiles is doing that now.

We had discussed the possibility of doing that with this blog, and at the time decided no, there was already too much confusion, and we were already throwing too much new stuff at you as it was. We rethought this when we started getting messages that WordPress people were having trouble posting comments to this blog, most recently from Linda over at Life In Progress, who asked “is there any chance you could get a WordPress blog up and running simultaneously?”

Consider it done.

If you’re having problems posting comments to the Blogger site (this one here), you can post your comments to the new Blogging from A to Z April Challenge simulcast blog at

https://atozchallenge.wordpress.com

Please keep a couple of things in mind:

  • http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com is and will remain the official blog for the A to Z Challenge. We have only established the WordPress simulcast blog as a way for you to post comments if you can’t post them to the official one. All that will be on the WordPress blog will be duplicates of the posts on the official blog.
  • Blogger users can comment at the WordPress site. You will need to enter your name and email address (which, as always, will not be displayed). If you enter the URL of your blog, readers can click on your name and go to your blog.
  • You won’t have to do any fancy coding to leave the URL of your posts in the comments on the WordPress site. Simply paste the URL into the comment, and WordPress will make it clickable.

We hope this will make the process of leaving comments for the A to Z Team and others to read simpler and less aggravating.

In an upcoming post, I’ll address the issue of leaving comments on both platforms.

If you have any questions, you can leave them for us on either blog.

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Author: John Holton

I'm a writer and blogger who writes and blogs about things that interest me.

22 thoughts on “Announcing: The A To Z Challenge Simulcast Blog!”

    1. Blogger doesn’t allow you to leave a link that opens in a blank tab (target=”_blank”), and a lot will depend on whether the person running the blog will allow links in comments. Anyway, I’m glad this works for you!

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  1. I helped make something happen. Whoopie! 😀 You might want to check out all the extraneous coding on the “A” post. I don’t think a straight copy and paste is going to work.
    Thanks so much for this site!!! I’m a happy camper.

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    1. Yeah, Heather puts an instream style sheet in her posts on the Blogger side, and WordPress says that’s a no-no. We might just live with it, although I went in and cleaned up A. Glad you like it otherwise…

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