Now you’re ready to migrate from blogger to WordPress after getting fully acquitted with the enormous benefits WordPress will impact your blogging business.
Straight to gist, to migrate, transfer or move your blog to WordPress.
NOTE: There is a quick video to guide your migration at the end of this post.
Step 1: Open your Blog Administrative space
Log-in to the administrative environment of both Blogger and WordPress blog. If you haven’t set up your WordPress blog, read this tutorial article about starting and setting up your WordPress blog.
Step 2: Back-up your Blogger Content
To back up your blogger content, locate and click Settings by the left side, it sub-menus will open; then click Other.
At the top right corner, you’ll see Import & back up; click Back up Content and click save to your computer.
Step 3: Import Content to WordPress
Head over to your WordPress blog, click Add New plugin and search for this plugin “Blogger Importer Extended”.
Install and Activate the plugin.
Move over to Tools, click Import and Run Importer.
Click on Ok, let’s go!
You’ll be prompted to Sign in to your Google Mail Account used for Blogger blog.
Choose your account or you sign in at fresh and click Allow.
Click on your blog name, for instance, my own is “Fast Ways to Loss your weight”.
The Start Import menu will appear.
You can choose Convert formatting and Preserve slugs by leaving them checked. This means that your posts will be re-formatted to what suite WordPress design after importation might while slug: which is the same thing as links or URLs will remain in the same format such as www.blogname.blogspot.com/2017/10/post-title.html/
But if you uncheck them, your blog posts will retain the same format and design you gave it on Blogger while their links or URLs will change to what you set the WordPress permalink to be.
Thus, I’ll recommend you uncheck Convert formatting to retain an almost original design you gave it on Blogger while you leave Preserve slugs checked to minimize backlinks error and redirection problems.
Click Start Import and you will observe all your posts, pages, comments, images, and links will be migrated to your new WordPress blog.
You’ll be assigned author to your new imported post and the options give to you will between choosing between the old blogger author, and new WordPress author.
If your choice is the old blogger author, you’ll have to create a new user with password but if you decide to on current WordPress author, then, click Assign authors
Step 4: Retain Blogger links and every web backlinks.
To preserve every links, URLs, and backlink on the web; install and activate this plugin Blogger 301 redirect.
There are 2 approaches to this.
The first approach
If you’re using a customize blogger template, Head over to your blogger theme and back up your theme. Click Theme and click Backup/Restore.
Then click Edit HTML,
Go back to your WordPress blog, click on Settings, then Blogger 301 redirect.
Copy the code with the title “Using new Blogger Template”. This option is for customized blogger template.
And paste in the box, click save theme.
Click on the mobile settings, click “No. Show desktop theme on mobile devices.” and click save.
The Second approach is for free blogger template also known as the classic template. After following the steps like in the first approach by backing up theme where you’ll click Theme and click Backup/Restore.
Scroll down, click Revert to classic themes and click the button Revert to classic theme.
Go up and click Edit HTML, copy the code on your WordPress Blogger 301 redirect and paste it right in.
Click Save theme
In addition, on WordPress Blogger 301 redirect page, check these options
- Redirect Blogger Post feeds to WordPress feeds (Recommended)
- Redirect Blogger Comment feeds to WordPress feeds (Recommended)
- Redirect Blogger archives to WordPress (Recommended) and click Save changes as well.
With these process, every backlink of your blog whether on popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or anywhere your links are and have been shared, even on search engines will be easily redirected back to your new WordPress blog.
Thus, that’s step by step guide towards migrating from blogger to your new WordPress blog. Follow these steps strictly and you’ll be fine. If you experience challenges after so much trial, you can share it in the comment box and besides, let me know what you feel about this post.
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