Blogger To WordPress Migration Step by Step
In this post we will tell you how to import blog from Blogger to WordPress. Blogpost is the best blogging platform in Free, anyone can create a free blogger blog or site by Gmail ID. Blogger is a Google-hosted platform so you do not have any control over your site or blog. If Google finds something wrong in your Blog, then they can also delete your blog.
Website customization is limited in Blogger. You can not design the site according to your mind. It has limited function, limited widget, limited storage and all this can not give you a professional website.
If you want to create a professional money making site, then you have to create a self-hosted site. Means purchase the hosting plan then create a site. I advise you the BlueHost because it is the world’s number 1 hosting company.
You can create a professional website by WordPress. WordPress is a platform where you can completely customize your site, and you have complete control over the your site.
If you are using the Blogger Free Platform and want to migrate from Blogger to WordPress, So you can do this without loss of SEO and traffic.
How to migrate blogger to wordpress
The following steps are are below 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 steps one by one and convert Blogger to WordPress.
So let’s start…..
1. Purchase a Hosting for WordPress Site
The first step is to install WordPress by hosting. For hosting, I recommend Bluehost which is also recommended by WordPress. After creating a WordPress site follow the second step.
2. Backup Blogger Content
Back up Blogger’s blog posts, pages, comments etc and save the file in the your computer.
To login 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 copy into WordPress
Login to your WordPress site. Click Tools >> Import in WordPress the Dashboard. after this Click on the “Blogger”. this is the plugin that you have to install and activate.
Click on Activate Plugin and Run Importer.
Now you have to upload Blogger xml backup file.
Click on “Choose file” and hit on “Upload file and Import” button.
When completed your upload process, You have to assign a user to all posts. You can Select your user name, or you can create a new user.
After a user User assign, click on submit.
Great, You have convert blogspot to wordpress….!
You can view all your imported posts by clicking on Posts >> All Posts in WordPress Dashboard.
4. Change the WordPress permalink
Change the permalinks of WordPress site after importing posts, pages. Permalinks is the URL of our pages and posts. The URL structure of Blogger and WordPress is different. Because you are switching from blogger to wordpress, so your wordpress permelink should be like blogger.
- To set permalink, click on Settings >> Permalinks in WordPress dashboard. Select Month and Name permalinks and then click on save button to store setting.
Also read : Best SEO friendly Permalinks for your WordPress
After setting 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 blog.
There are two steps to follow in redirection :
- First of all, visitors should go to the WordPress site
- Redirected to the same post in WordPress when user open the Blogger blogpost post.
First go to your Blogger dashboard and click on the Theme option
Please click on “Revert to Classic themes” which is given below in your theme.
Click on “Revert to Classic theme” to Edit Theme HTML. Delete all code in the text area and paste the code which is given below and save the theme. Click here to copy or click on view raw to copy,
Add the address of your site instead of the Domain.com in the script.
successfully, We have moved the Blogger Visitors to the WordPress site……..
But the second step is to redirect visitors to the appropriate post.
Click on the Appearance >> Editor for WordPress Dashboard.
Click on the right side functions.php to open it, And paste the code below and save it. Click here to copy or click on view raw to copy,
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. Add a new site’s feed URL (yoursite.com/feed/) and save the setting.
7. Import Blogger images to wordpress
Last step, importing uploaded images of Blogger in WordPress. Blogger importer plugin import post and pages from blogger and display images in your WordPress blog, but can not import images in WordPress library.
Now we have to import our Blogger images into the WordPress Media Library.
First of all 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. When all the images are imported, you can see in Media >> libary.
Congratulations ! transfer blogspot to wordpress is successfully done….
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