Blogger To WordPress Migration Step by Step
Today in this article, we will tell you how to import a blog from Blogger to WordPress. The Blogspot (Blogger) is the best blogging platform hosted by Google and anyone can create a free blogger blog or site by Gmail ID on it. The biggest drawback, you do not have any control over your site or blog. If you violate their term and condition, then Google can also delete your blog.
Furthermore, website customization is limited in Blogger. You can not design the site according to your needs. It comes with limited function, widget, storage and many more.
If you want to create a professional blog or website, then you should create a self-hosted site(WordPress.org). In this, you will need a domain name and web hosting. We recommend Bluehost because it is the world’s number 1 hosting company.
WordPress is the most popular platform where you can create a professional website and can completely customize your site. Apart from this, you get full control over your site.
If you are using the Blogger Platform and want to migrate from Blogger to WordPress, you can do this without losing SEO and traffic.
How to migrate blogger to WordPress
Follow the given steps to move Blogger to WordPress
- Backup Blogger
- Create a WordPress Site by Hosting Purchase
- Import Blogger backup copy into WordPress Blog
- Change permalink to WordPress
- Redirect visitors to WordPress
- RSS feed redirection
- Import blogger images to WordPress
Now we will complete all the above steps one by one and convert Blogger to WordPress.
So let’s get started…..
1. Purchase a Hosting for WordPress Site
This is the first step to move from Blogger to WordPress. You will need a hosting and domain name. I recommend Bluehost that offer a free domain for one year and also recommended by WordPress org. After creating a WordPress site follow the second step.
2. Backup Blogger Content
First, log in to your Blogger Dashboard and click on Settings >> Other, Now back up the blog by clicking on the “Back up Content“.
Now we have to import this backup file into WordPress.
3. Import Blogger backup into WordPress
Login to your WordPress site and click on Tools >> Import. After this Click on the “Blogger”. This is the plugin that you need to install and activate.
Click on Activate Plugin and click on Run Importer.
Now upload Blogger XML backup file by clicking on Choose file and hit on “Upload file and Import” button.
After completing the process, you have to assign a user for all posts. You can Select your username, or you can create a new user.
After a user User assign, click on submit.
Great, You have successfully Import Blogger to WordPress.
You can view all your imported posts by clicking on Posts >> All Posts in WordPress Dashboard.
4. Change the WordPress permalink
Now, change the permalinks of the WordPress site after importing posts, pages. Permalink is the URL of pages and posts. The URL structure of Blogger and WordPress is different so your WordPress permalinks should be like blogger.
To change permalink, click on Settings >> Permalinks in WordPress dashboard. Select Month and Name permalinks and then click on save button.
After setting the permalink, Next step is to redirect Blogger visitors to WordPress.
5. Redirect Blogger visitors to WordPress
This is the most important step after moving from blogger to WordPress. Proper redirection is necessary for this that Blogger site’s visitor redirects to WordPress.
First, go to your Blogger dashboard and click on the Theme >> Revert to Classic themes which is given below in your theme.
Delete all code in the text area and paste the code which is given below and save the theme.
Add the address of your site instead of the Domain.com in the script.
Now, you have successfully moved the Blogger Visitors to the WordPress site.
But the second step is to redirect visitors to the proper post.
Click on the Appearance >> Editor for WordPress Dashboard, then add given code in your functions.php file
6. RSS Feed redirection
Your RSS feed subscriber does not know that you have import blogger to WordPress. Here you have to redirect the Blogger RSS Feeds to WordPress RSS Feeds.
Click on Settings >> Others >> Post Feed Redirect URL and add a new site’s feed URL (yoursite.com/feed/) and save the setting.
7. Import Blogger images to WordPress
The last step, importing uploaded images of Blogger to WordPress. Blogger importer plugin import post and pages from blogger and display images in your WordPress blog, but cannot import images in WordPress library.
Now we have to import our Blogger images into the WordPress Media Library.
For this, install and activate Import External Images plugin.
After installing and activating the plugin, Click on Media >> Import Images. Now here the plugin showing all the posts with images.
Here you have to click on the “import images Now“.
Now all your images will be imported one by one.
This plugin can import up to 50 images simultaneously, so refresh the page and click on imported images again.
Congratulations ! transfer Blogspot to WordPress is successfully done.
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