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.
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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.
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