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Blogger to WordPress Migration

Blogger to WordPress Migration!

One of the toughest decisions in blogging is to switch or select a blogging platform. I also was  a bit confused. But finally, I switched my blogging platform from Blogger to WordPress. And I’m quite happy after this step.

I shared which tutorial I used, in my post “OddBlogger is now WordPress blog”. But I still got a few requests to explain this Blogger to WordPress migration process. So, I can share a short tutorial for Blogger to WordPress Migration!

First, I’d like to share that  DiTesco‘s tutorial helped me in this migration.

Maybe, if you are facing any confusion in any migration tutorial out there , then I’ve written out the steps I followed and made a short video for them, too.

 Like the video on YouTube and subscribe to my channel if you liked it!

Step 1: Hosting – Buy a suitable hosting plan from any of the good hosting provider. And get the information about nameservers from the support (you’ll get this information in your hosting account). Add those nameservers in your domain settings. This step is necessary if your domain registrar and hosting provider are both different. In case they are same (you have registered domain and purchased hosting from the same company), you can skip this step.

This change can take upto 24-48 hours to take effect.

Step 2: Back up your Blogger blog – Go to your Blogger dashboard and select your blog which you want to migrate to WordPress. Go to that blog’s basic setting and export (download) your blog. Now go to Setting> Publishing and if you have a custom domain for your blog then switch it back to blogspot.com. This step is necessary if you want to import your blog in WordPress (next step).

Step 3: Install WordPress – Get the log-in information for your cPanel from your hosting provider and log-in to your cPanel.

Scroll down to the section which is named as Software/Services. Click on the Fantastico icon and then click on WordPress in the left sidebar. Fill up the information you are asked for like, domain (in which you want to install WordPress), username, password, email and nick name. You can leave the directory option. Click on install WordPress and there you go, now you have installed WordPress on your domain.

Now you can log-in to your blog’s WordPress dashboard with the link http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/ You’ll be prompted to enter username and password (which you created at the time of installation from Fantastico). Hit enter and you’ll see your WordPress dashboard.

Step 4: Import Blogger blog – Now click on Tools in your WordPress dashboard left sidebar and then click on Import. You’ll be prompted to connect your Blogger account with WordPress, give access and you’ll see all your blog’s names. Select your blog which you want to import and hit the “Import” button. Wait till all the posts and comments are imported. Once that is finished you are ready to go.

Step 5: Switch back to custom domain in Blogger settings – Revert the changes you did in step 2. Point your blog to custom domain again. This will help you not to lose all your readers.

Step 6: That’s it? No, of course not. It’s just the beginning with WordPress. You can get lots of errors and bugs in your new blog. But they all can be fixed easily.

In my next post, I’ll be sharing my experience with WordPress, which problems I met, how I fixed them and which plugin I used and using. And what you should do next after migrating your blog from Blogger to WordPress So, don’t forget to subscribe.

Recommended after this:

  1. WordPress Settings Video
  2. Fixing Bugs

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63 COMMENTS

  1. Hey nice to see you on WordPress 😀
    actually it’s quite hectic and difficult to switch from blogspot to wordpress and it requires so many things to do and the errors are there also. but nice post and tutorials for those who want to migrate from blogger to wordpress. enjoy blogging on WordPress 🙂

    Happy blogging..!!

    • Good luck, Amrik!

      Always keep a good backup, or several. That way, you won’t feel like giving up completely, the first time something goes horribly, horribly wrong (and I can almost guarantee it will, but if you expect it and shrug it off, it’ll all be fine).

      Expect problems and consider them a “learning experience.”

      Take good notes along the way of what helped and what didn’t – and there you have your first blog post (a whole series, perhaps!) in your blog’s new home.

      Understand that with great power (WordPress) comes great responsibility (to learn more about .php, html, .css, wordpress, cpanel, ftp, and all the other little parts of running your own self-hosted installation). It’s not for the faint-hearted or those afraid to touch “the Any key” but once you’re familiar with it, it’s so much more versatile and even easy to use than other platforms.

  2. Not bad Abhi 🙂 Started a bit with some hiccups but after that everything went smooth. For your first video, I gotta hand it to you.. you did a good job. BTW, you should make a video on how to create a video. I’m curious, what video software are you using and how did you do that intro.. was that from Animoto??

    BTW, thank you so much for sharing to your readers my tutorials. I hope that in combination with your tutorial, anyone who wants to migrate won’t have a problem

    • Glad you liked it.

      And thanks to you for those tutorials. Those tutorial made it really easy for me to fix all the bugs and migrate easily. No I didn’t use Animoto. The animation was in the software.

  3. Hi Abhi,

    This tutorial is really helpful and great. I love it a lot and would share it as soon as possible. But can you please give me the name of the software that was used to make this great video? I really want to start doing videos these days and I need good softwares to make it easier for myself. 🙂

    • You can try camstudio or camtasia! It’ll keep you informed when I’ll met some more. Good luck with your video. This was my first video tutorial, actually.

      Thanks for your appreciation.

      • Can you share a tip on how you did this one exactly with us, maybe through another video tutorial so that we can learn more and be able to create ours without hassle?

        I’d be expecting your reply soonest.
        Olawale

        • This would take a lot of time because this video also took much time. But I’ll try to make a video tutorial ASAP and will let you know about it.

  4. I will do that then, you can easily contact me via my email address and I will reply asap.

    BTW, I love your site font and design.

    Also, I would love to write guest posts for your blog soonest. Hope that is a good idea?

  5. I have already created an account since yesterday with username: techatlast.
    Kindly upgrade it as soon as possible. And do let me know if I can get dofollow links from your nice blog?

    • Hello Olawale,

      I have upgraded your account to contributor. Now, you can submit your post for review.

      Please read the instructions on “Write here” page so we don’t meet any difficulty later.

  6. But brother, I did all the settings as you (and many other articles) said. But the problem is that the old pages in the google search results are still redirecting to the homepage not the actual page. How to solve this? let me know which hosting are you using? Did you face these kind of difficulties?

  7. Congratulations Abhi Balani for migration.:)
    Images in this post are amazing. Keep up the Good work on WordPress. And thanks for sharing your experience.

  8. Hi Abhi,

    Please understand that the reason why I always encourage bloggers to switch from Blogger to WordPress, is because WordPress is a FAR more flexible platform. Don’t get me wrong, Blogger is ok, especially for someone who wants to blog as a hobby. But if you really want to establish yourself as an authority or expand your audience you need to use self-hosted WordPress.

    As you have seen the migration process comes with some pains – but once it’s done – you can rejoice and do a big “happy dance”.

    After you did the migration process I bet you found a renewed sense of confidence. Look at you! Now you are creating video tutorials and showing others how it’s done! In a short time you just boosted your credibility and your authority online. Now – that’s what I’m talking bout!!!

    You go boy!

    • Yeah…. Yipieee! Thank you for the awesome motivating and appreciating comments.

      I’m really happy after this step. I hope you liked my video, first video.

      Thanks for your suggestions, your help and your motivation. 😀

  9. I just mentioned in the group, how I thought the hardest part of switching from blogger to another platform is making the decision to switch, and ofc like you said deciding what platform to use. I went from blogger to a self hosted wordpress blog. I love wordpress and like you’ve showed in this post, it’s pretty easy to do, especially with articles like this one.

    Great article !!
    (Following your blog, added you to twitter and g+)

    • That’s good to hear!

      I’m lovin it too. 😀 Really, it’s flexibility, lots of plugins to play which makes my work easier as well. I could do this months ago.

      Investing money for my hobby was a question then. But after I while, I got serious with my blogs and WON a contest (Yippiieee) and decided to use my winnings for this migration.

      You can read about the contest I won in the article linked below.

  10. The Blogger to WordPress migration process can be a nightmare if you don’t know what you’re doing. These tips make it a lot more manageable; thanks for the post!

    • Glad you liked it, Andrew! Hope to see you here more often!

      Did you read my strategy about how did I get 400 comments on my first guest post?

  11. WordPress is the thing of today . Blogger is not a professional tool.

    have used blogger for a year and when i shifted to WordPress it was like i went to Heaven after wasting time on earth 😛

    sadly i had to drop my Blogger blog as i didnt know how to do the migration thing . but now i have this article as reference 🙂

    • Hey Bhardawaj,

      It’s of just 700 words. Didn’t you see my latest post about security of WordPress site? It has got around 1200 words.

      I never see how long the post is going. I finish it when I complete writing my thoughts.

  12. I have a Blogger blog of which I want to migrate it with WordPress. I am scaring about to permalinks change. Have you any article for migration from blogger to wordpress without loss of permalinks structure.

    Best Regards!

    • Hello,

      You can leave set your permalink as you had in Blogger. I guess, the default option is as Blogger permalink. But I don’t think you have to worry about losing your permalinks. You can install plugin which can take care of not showing 404 errors. It works perfect.

    • Hey Waqas,

      Yeah, I also was very happy with Blogger. But to get a bit more flexibility and grow my blog, I had to switch. Now, I am extremely happy with WordPress.

      I can do WordPress Installation for FREE. It is in my service. Just you have to use my affiliate link to buy hosting. And with this I can give a 50% discount in my service of Blogger to WordPress migration.

  13. Hello,
    I wish I had read this article before doing the migration from blogger to wordpress. However, it went well. I used the bluehost quick install. The thing is i was not aware that there was an export process step to do on blogger. Now, I have few questions:
    my problem is that the pictures have the blogspot urls. I understand from WordPress support that I have to upload the pictures in wordpress library and insert them again on each post to have the proper url.
    What else should I do to finish the migration properly? should I follow step 1 and 2 of tutorial 2 and then follow the instructions on tutorial 3?
    Thank you very much in advance for your help.
    Cheers,
    Emmanuelle

    • Hello Emmanuelle,

      If you bought your domain from BlueHost and hosting from the same then you don’t have to worry about those two steps of tutorial 2. You said you installed WP also.

      You can proceed with the third step of tutorial two. Let me know if you have any problem.

  14. Hello Abhi,

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Right now, I am stucked on step 3 because the custom domain switch is disabled on blogger. They don’t say when they will fix it. I suppose I have to wait to follow the instructions of tutorial 3?
    Thanks again,

    Emmanuelle

  15. Hello Abhi,

    Blogger has given instructions to perform the switch and it worked. Is it normal, when you type my blogger address that there is this message “this blog is no longer hosted… do you want be to redirected…?”. I thought the redirect was “direct”, without going through this page. Also, the message comes in spanish when my blog is written in french. Do you know if I can I change the message on that page?
    Thanks a lot for your help again.
    Cheers,
    Emmanuelle

    P.S:

    • That warning, ” this blog no longer hosted on blogger” is normal. But I am not really sure of how you can change that language.

      You cannot change that language, I think. It is automatic by Google.

      Would you mind showing me your little support in my contest? See the article in my commentluv, you will know what I am talking about.

  16. Hi

    I want to migrate to wordpress!

    My blog is more of a website than a blog. So what I really want is to turn the posts into pages, or redirect the current posts in blogger to pages in wordpress.

    My main concern: loosing SEO
    I’m very well positioned in google search (1st in the main search words) and want to stay there

    How should I do this?

    • Hello Ricardo,

      For changing them into pages, you will have to copy the post from Blogger blog and paste it in WordPress pages.But I don’t think you should be doing that.

      You can simply change permalink (just to make it look better and professional and if you change permalink in WordPress then you will have to use a 404 plugin) and put up the links in your menu bar or something.

      I am not sure about the SEO your old blog will remain in the search engine results but all the links will be redirected to the new blog (of course, to the same posts).

      If you have good content then you will stay in top results.

      You can use contact form to send me a message.

      Thank you!

  17. Please confirm the following

    1.Need to prevent indexing the old blogsot blog after migration.
    2.Shall i delete old blog after that?
    3.After few months once my wordpress blog posts indexed with new permalinks what i need to do in blogger side

    • Hello Mohan

      1. Yes, you need to stop your old blogspot blog from indexing. You will find the option in setting on Blogger.
      2. NOOOO!
      3. You don’t have to do anything on Blogger after all of this.

      Hope it helped.

  18. Hi want to know if it is possible and how to do the following

    I will pass all the blog content from blogguer to wp

    But I want to individualize each redirect as in:

    On Blogger:
    site.blogspot.com/2010/08/bad-nameee.html

    And I want it to redirect to wordpress:
    site.com/good-name.html

    I’ve been trying to find out how to do this but have no clew so far

    Can anyone help? Please?

    • Yes you can do that.

      You will have to do two things to do that.

      1) Change the permalink setting.

      2) And install a plugin named “Permalink Finder”.

      Let me know if you are unable to do this.

      Thanks

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    I am suggesting hostgator because it is the most trusted hosting out there.

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    Thank you! And let me know if you need help in anything.

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