Fix: Issues Redirecting to WordPress via Blogger Mobile URL – html?m=1

Bloggers who migrated from Blogger to WordPress are facing issues redirecting via the blogger mobile URL/template. The URL ends with m=1. lots of 404 errors are shown in Google webmaster tools.  The blogspot URL looks like http:/site.blogspot.com/test.html?m=1 .

Blogger 301 Redirect plugin Version 2.1 by ‘Sudipto‘ fixes this problem. Recently an update  was rolled out which made sure that the blogger mobile ULR (m=1) gets redirected to the correct WordPress post instead of the homepage or the 404 not found page.

Before the update rolled out, my webmaster tools displayed around 800+ not found errors and mostly due to the incorrect blogger mobile URL redirection (m=1) .

404 Not found errors

 

To fix this issue you just have to follow the instructions mentioned below.

  • Download or Update  Blogger 301 Redirect plugin
  • In your WordPress dashboard –> Go to Settings —> Blogger 301 Redirect
  • Make sure the below options are ticked (as shown in the screenshot)

blogger 301 redirect options

  • Copy the code under ‘Method 1: Using New Blogger Template’ 

method 1 using new blogger template

 

  • Login to your blogger account. Go to Template –> Edit HTML and take a backup of the template (save it in a notepad)
  • Once the backup is taken, replace the blogger code with the code from Blogger 301 Redirect plugin ( Check the above screenshot)
  • Finally click on save template.
  • click the Gear Icon below the Mobile template

blogger template

  • Select No. Show desktop template on mobile devices >> Click Save

You have successfully fixed the problem. All thanks to Mr Sudipto for making this happen. I sincerely thank him for developing a wonderful plugin free of cost.

Test this link : http://pcpedia.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/find-best-dns-servers-for-your-computer.html?m=1 it now redirects properly.

Author: Anish Sangamam

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