How To Move Your Blog From Blogger.com To WordPress – Latest Guide 2019

How To Move Your Blog From Blogger.com To WordPress - Latest Guide 2019

 

Blogger is a content management system that allows users to create blogs. Pyra Labs developed blogger who was then bought by Google in 2003. Blogs are hosted on the Google server with subdomain blogspot.com. Users can use a custom domain like www.example.com by using the DNS provided by Google.

Many people tend to use Blogger as it is simple, straightforward and free.

However, Blogger lacks many features like – You cant use Plugins, lack of themes and customization options.

How To Easily Move Your Blog From Blogger To WordPress.

 

As you have decided to move your blog from Blogger to WordPress.

Here are the steps you need to follow to transfer from Blogger to WordPress successfully:

  1. Sign up for Hosting.
  2. Install WordPress.
  3. Install a Theme.
  4. Export your Blog from Blogger.
  5. Import Blogger File to WordPress.
  6. Setup permalinks on your new WordPress blog.
  7. Set Up Blogger to WordPress Redirection
  8. Install some important plugins.

Let’s start the transfer from Blogger to WordPress.

  • Sign up for Hosting Service.

To start a WordPress site or a blog you need a Domain and a Web Hosting.

Best and the cheapest Web Hosting provider in India.

 

I recommend that you use Hostgator. They offer $100 Google Adwords credit or $100 Bing Ads Credit, Free SSL Certification with there hosting plans.

If you are low on budget then you can use Hostsailor.com their Hosting plans start from $0.95/Month.

  • Export Your Blog From Blogger

As you have purchased Hosting now you have to export the content of your blog from Blogger.

You need to login to Blogger and then go to Settings >> Other. Under ‘Import & back up’ click on ‘Back up content

 

How To Move Your Blog From Blogger.com To WordPress - Latest Guide 2019

 

Now a popup will be displayed, click on the ‘Save to your computer’ button.

 

 

Now your Blog will be downloaded in an XML file.

  • Import Blogger File to WordPress.

To Import posts from the XML file, you need to login to your WordPress site.

Now go to ‘Tools >> Import’ and click on the ‘Install Now’ below Blogger.

 

How To Move Your Blog From Blogger.com To WordPress - Latest Guide 2019

 

Now WordPress will download and install the Blogger import plugin on your site. After installation click on ‘Run Importer’

 

How To Move Your Blog From Blogger.com To WordPress - Latest Guide 2019

 

On the next screen click on Browse and select XML file downloaded previously.

 

Guide to Moving a Blog From Blogger to WordPress

 

Now assign the imported content to an old User or create a new user for the posts.

 

How To Move Your Blog From Blogger.com To WordPress - Latest Guide 2019

 

After making your selection, click on the Submit.

Set Up Permalinks on WordPress

A permalink is a URL to the posts on your site. You need to change the permalink of your new WordPress site to look exactly link Bloggers URL – http://example.blogspot.com/2018/12/how-to-start-wp-site.html

To make these changes you need to go to Setting >> Permalinks, click on Custom Structure and paste – /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

 

How To Move Your Blog From Blogger.com To WordPress - Latest Guide 2019

 

To make Blogger post URL identical in WordPress you need to go to your File manager and create a file with any name – fix.php and copy paste the code below into the file and save.

<?php
require_once('wp-load.php');
$res = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT post_id, meta_value FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = 'blogger_permalink'");
$wpdb->print_error();
foreach ($res as $row){
$slug = explode("/",$row->meta_value);
$slug = explode(".",$slug[3]);
$wpdb->query("UPDATE $wpdb->posts SET post_name ='" . $slug[0] . "' WHERE ID = $row->post_id");
$wpdb->print_error();
}
echo "DONE";
?>

 

Now execute the script by opening URL: http://example.com/fix.php

  • Set Up Blogger to WordPress Redirection

The most important part in moving your blog from Blogger to WordPress is setting proper URL redirection so that you don’t lose any visitors.

For proper redirection, you need to you need to install and activate the Blogger to WordPress Redirection plugin.

After installation, visit Tools >> Blogger to WordPress Redirection and click on the ‘Start Configuration’ button.

 

Set Up Blogger to WordPress Redirection

 

This plugin will automatically detect the URL of your Blogger site, after that click on Get Code. Now you will get a code you need to copy and paste that code on your Blogger HTML code.

 

How To Move Your Blog From Blogger To WordPress

 

Now go to Blogger >> Themes >> Edit HTML

 

 

Now paste the code that you have copied previously into the HTML editor and Save Template.

Now click on Setting gear.

 

Guide to Moving a Blog From Blogger to WordPress

Select No. Show desktop theme on mobile devices

 

Guide to Moving a Blog From Blogger to WordPress

Now Blogger will redirect all the visitors from Blogger to your new WordPress site.

That’s all you have now migrated your Blogger site to WordPress successfully.

Some Best WordPress Plugins That You MUST Install On Your New Site

  1. Yoast SEO
  2. W3 Total Cache
  3. All In One WP Security
  4. Akisme
  5. Smush
  6. WPForms
  7. MonsterInsights
  8. CSS Hero
  9. Jetpack
  10. Insert Headers and Footers

 

2 Comments

  1. Deepak

    Thanks it works

    Reply
    1. Nikk (Post author)

      Welcome, Bro!

      Reply

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