How To Move Your Blog From Blogger To WordPress

how to move your blog from Blogger to WordPress

 

Do you have a Blogger hosted blog, and now you want to move it to a self-hosted WordPress blog?

You came to the right place.

Blogger is a well-known content management system for people who don’t want to monetize and don’t mind if their blog looks like a million other blogs.  It is a free blogging service, and you get what you pay for. 😉

When a blogger is ready to start a quality blog that’s unique and can be monetized, a self-hosted WordPress blog is a popular choice.

Why is that? Well, WordPress offers MANY more features and provides Much more versatility.

With WordPress, you get access to a ginormous catalog of themes and plugins along with the ability to make more advanced changes to your website if you know how (or hire someone.)

If you are a Blogger user and are now ready to move your website from Blogger to WordPress, be sure to first register a domain and install WordPress.

After that, you will be able to use the one-click import option in the WordPress platform. This transfers your entire post archive along with readers comments easily.

In this guide, I will show you how to use the feature and transfer your content from Blogger to WordPress in just a few minutes.

Step One: Moving (Exporting) Your Content from Blogger to WordPress

In this first step, you will need to copy all of your content (links and images included), in your Blogger website and transfer them to your new self-hosted WordPress website:

A) Navigate from “Tools>Import” in the dashboard of your WordPress blog.

Blogger to WordPress

B) Click “Blogger” in the list of options, and click “Install Now”.

Blogger to WordPress

C) Next, click “Activate Plugin and Run Importer” after the plugin is downloaded and installed.

Blogger to WordPress

D) Then click “Authorize” which gives WordPress permission to access your Blogger Website. This will move you to your Google account.

E) Click “Allow Access”, and then you should see a new page come up where you can access your Blogger posts, comments, links, and images.

F) Click “Set Authors” after your content has been imported from Blogger, then assign your author name to the imported posts.

 

Step Two: Your Permalinks Set Up

This step is nice because it allows you to maintain the search engine optimization work that was done on your Blogger website. You’ll want to change your permalink setup so that it matches your old website as closely as you can.

A) Navigate to “Settings>Permalinks” in your WordPress dashboard to view your permalink structure options.

B) Select “Month and name” from the list of options, as this will most closely match the structure used on a Blogger website.

Month and name

 

Step Three: Set Up a Redirect

To help the visitors who still show up at your old website, this step will set up a redirect so that they will automatically get redirected to your new WordPress blog.

A quick and simple way to do this is to use a plugin like “SEO Blogger to WordPress.”

A) Navigate to “Plugins>Add New” page in your WordPress dashboard, then search for the “SEO Blogger to WordPress” plugin.

B) Click “Install Now”, then confirm the installation, then click “Activate Plugin” once that is done.

Blogger to WordPress

C) Next, Navigate to “Tools>SEO Blogger to WordPress,” and click “Generate” to create a template to copy to your Blogger website.

D) Navigate to “Design>Layout>Edit HTML” in your Blogger dashboard, then switch to the Classic Template.

E) The plugin will provide a generated code. Copy and paste that code into the text area in your Blogger dashboard and click “Save.”

You’re Done!

 

Author Bio:

Matthew Kaboomis Loomis is the owner of Build Your Own Blog. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter

2 comments

  1. Andrea Torti   •  

    Well, while WordPress has a clearly better range of features and options, Blogger isn’t that bad,after all.

    Their newest templates, for example, are pretty mobile-friendly and are more appealing than their older ones 🙂

  2. A   •  

    What about style/theme? how to maintain the same look and feel?

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