Friday, June 26, 2009
I received email from Google Pages stating that they going to move to Google Sites and when I check further Google Sites doesn't support files like XML, HTML, CSS, JS. Now, here the problem begins since I have hosted most of my Google and Orkut Apps on Google Pages. Similar issue with geocities.com which is also going to be closed soon, and their also I hosted some apps XML, CSS and JS files.
I can figure out the place where can I host my files but I can not find any way on iGoogle or Orkut to change the origianl URL of my App, Gadget and Widget to something new. But in last few days I found the way to migrate the old URL to new URL and here are some simple step by step gude for both iGoogle and Orkut sandbox.
For hosting XML file
You can use Google Gadget Editor to host all XML files of your gadget. [Click Here]
To host other files like images, CSS, JS please refer some free hosting site here
And then make relavant changes in your open social XML file
Migration for iGoogle Gadgets / Widgets
There are two methods that you can use to create a gadget alias:
- You can use the gadget alias request form here.
- Submit a request to email [firstname.lastname@example.org] (will take longer than option 1).
Some important things to remeber befor migrating Orkut Apps
Step for migratting Orkut Apps