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    Blogspot FTP Publishing Stops : What’s next?

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    There are few features in Blogspot which makes it quite popular among blogspot users like custom domain name, FTP publishing and latest Page feature in blogspot.blogspot thumb Blogspot FTP Publishing Stops : Whats next?

    In FTP features, images and file which you upload will be uploaded to your own web server instead of Google server.  For people who are not using Blogspot FTP publishing their images are hosted at Picasa.

    From March 26th Blogspot will stop FTP publishing feature and you will left with only two option either switch to blogspot server for file hosting or migrate your blogspot blog to WordPress.

    According to official Blogspot announcement :

    FTP remains a significant drain on our ability to improve Blogger: only .5% of active blogs are published via FTP — yet the percentage of our engineering resources devoted to supporting FTP vastly exceeds that. On top of this, critical infrastructure that our FTP support relies on at Google will soon become unavailable, which would require that we completely rewrite the code that handles our FTP processing.

    For that reason, we are announcing today that we will no longer support FTP publishing in Blogger after March 26, 2010.

    Though Blogspot guys also promised that they will launch a ftp migration tool, which will help you to put everything back to Blogger server.

    What do you think is the best for FTP publishing blogger? Should they use shift back to blogspot server or this is the time for them to migrate to WordPress?

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    Rakesh waghela @Webiyo.com

    This is a good news in fact a better news that Google is thinking of optimizing their resources for betterment of blogger platform !

    Those who want to retain their BlogSpot blog would use the migration tool.

    And yes for those who wants to migrate , are having much flexible options out there :)

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    aravind

    So there is lot of customers for your services.

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    Swashata

    I have been using Blogger for about 9 months… In the mean time I started learning wordpress theme development just to make my theme on WP. Although I have never used Blogger FTP publishing, but after reading this post, I kinda feel unsafe… Hopefully I will be able to switch to WP withing 1 or 2 months…

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    sudharsan @ technoskillonline

    mmm
    its a sad news for all who using blogger blogspot..

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    Ajeet

    hope they will not stop free hosting of blogs..lol

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    Free Vector Graphics

    i would suggest everyone to switch to Wordpress.. :)

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    Tushar

    Wordpress has left Blogspot way behind and this type of announcements will only decrease their popularity

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    renjith

    There will be NO Problem for blogger users having Custom Domain like me.

    They still can use google resources and not need to switch to wordpress :)

    Don’t

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    Business Blogging

    I have got very informative and valuable information from this blog really i have impressed after reading it i woulld like to say thanks for sharing it to every one please keep it up

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    Pavan Somu

    Its a hard news for Blogspot ftp users. I suggest them to migrate to wordpress if they continue to blog with the world.

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    Janet

    I do not trust to have my blog hosted on NSA, oops, I mean, Google servers.

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    sudha

    I have been using Blogger for about 9 months… In the mean time I started learning wordpress theme development just to make my theme on WP. Although I have never used Blogger FTP publishing, but after reading this post, I kinda feel unsafe… Hopefully I will be able to switch to WP withing 1 or 2 months

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