How to Move Blogger.com to WordPress CMS? Print

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WordPress is a widely used content management system that has inspired many bloggers, entrepreneurs, influencers, and start-ups to switch to WordPress. 

If you are one of the many bloggers searching for a vessel on how to move a custom domain Blogger blog to WordPress, you have come to the right place! 

This article will guide you on moving your custom domain Blogger blog to WordPress following simple steps.

Step 1
Join a Web Hosting Account  

It is essential to join a web hosting account to run a website on the internet, and for that, you will require a domain name and web hosting

  • A domain name is like a virtual website address, which the people type in their URL bar to visit your website.
  • Web hosting is where your site will be hosted, and all your files will be stored. 

AccuWeb Hosting is one of the best hosting providers many bloggers and enthusiasts trust, with its WordPress hosting plan starting at just $3.99/Month

Step 2
Change Domain Name Server 

Domain name servers assist browsers in deciding where to direct the users. You need to drop your old records and start afresh with DNS settings by following these steps:

  • Log in to your client area 
  • Click on Domains > My Domains 
  • Click on Manage Nameservers 
  • Click on Change Nameservers 
  • Enter the nameservers provided by your hosting provider and save the changes.

You can also refer AccuWeb's blog for in-depth knowledge. 

Step 3
WordPress Installation  

  • WordPress is the most preferred CMS and has an ocean of themes and plugins to make your website look professional. 
  • WordPress can be installed via cPanel, and once you have installed it, you can import your content from Blogger. 

Step 4
Export your Blog from Blogger

  • Once you install WordPress, you can export your blog to WordPress and export your content from Blogger in an XML file. 
  • Depending on the file size, it will take a few seconds to export; then, you will be ready to import your content to your WordPress site. 



 

Step 5
Import your Blog from Blogger to WordPress 

  • Once you are done exporting content, you can log into the WordPress admin area and click sites -> visit tools -> Import in the sidebar.  

  • Then you need to upload your XML file. 



  • Finally, click on the import file and click the import button. 



Step 6
Automatic Image Upload 

  • The WordPress importer does not import Blogger pictures.
  • Installing and enabling the Auto Upload Images plugin in WordPress will solve this problem.

This plugin automatically finds images in your posts and pages. Then, it saves them to your media library and updates the new image URLs.

It also allows you to pick another custom URL for pictures, custom picture record names, max-width, and stature, and the sky's the limit.

Step 7
Set up Permalinks and Redirection 

  • A permalink or permanent link is the complete URL of each of your WordPress blogs' pages.
  • Maintaining your permalink structure consistent while migrating from Blogger to WordPress is critical to ensure correct redirection.
  • You can set your desired permalink structure for your blog in WordPress.
  • Go to Settings » Permalinks to choose the structure of your permalinks. 

  • Let's redirect your Blogger posts to WordPress now that you've set up permalinks for your WordPress site. 
  • We'll use a free Blogger to WordPress Redirection to redirect your blog to WordPress.
  • On your freshly configured WordPress site, install and activate the plugin.
    Then select Tools » Blogger to WordPress Redirection from the drop-down menu.

Step 8
Set up Blogger to WordPress Redirection

Let's redirect your Blogger posts to WordPress now that you've set up permalinks for your WordPress site. We'll use a free Blogger to WordPress Redirection to redirect your blog to WordPress.

  • On your freshly configured WordPress site, install and activate the plugin. 
  • Then select Tools » Blogger to WordPress Redirection from the drop-down menu.
    You'll be sent to the plugin's Settings page. 
  • To generate the Blogger.com code, click the Start Configuration button.

  • A list of blogs from which you've imported material is now available.
    Copy the code by clicking Get Code next to the proper blog.

  • Return to your Blogger.com profile and select Edit HTML from the drop-down menu.

Step 9
Move Other Contents to WordPress 

After you've moved your Blogger posts to WordPress, you can migrate your pages and other material.

Pages

  • Create a new page in your WordPress dashboard. 
  • Copy the HTML code from your Blogger website and paste it into your new WordPress page.
  • The URL of your page on Blogger would look like this: example.com/p/page.html.
  • Here's how the same page will appear after migration in WordPress: example.com/page
  • You may use the Redirection plugin in WordPress to appropriately redirect your pages.

Widgets

If you want to keep your Blogger.com widgets in WordPress, copy the HTML code and paste it into the sidebar widgets by going to Appearance » Widgets on your WordPress site.

Feeds

  • Navigate to Settings » Other in your Blogger.com profile to reroute your feeds. 
  • Next to Post Feed Redirect URL, select the Add option
  • Then provide your WordPress feed with the following: http://example.com/feed.

Conclusion 

Now that you know how to move your custom domain blog from Blogger to WordPress, you can complete the task independently and successfully. It is not a complex method; however, you need the right approach.

 

 


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