In today's tutorial, I'll show you how to transfer your Blogger blog to your self-hosted WordPress blog. I know this can seem link a scary process, but don't worry, it's not as scary as you think! Trust me!
In this tutorial we'll assume you have already set up your WordPress blog. This means you have purchased a domain name (www.yoursite.com) and *hosting. It also means you have installed WordPress on your host.
Note: This method will not transfer your pages, gadgets, or subscribers. You must transfer your pages and gadgets manually. Your subscribers cannot be transferred from Blogger to WordPress.
Alright, lets get started!
Before importing your blog, you want to make sure your Blogger and WordPress permalink structures are the same. This will prevent broken links after the transfer.
In your WordPress Admin, go to Settings > Permalinks and select Custom Structure. In the box next to custom structure, paste the following:
and save your changes.
Install Blogger Importer
In your WordPress Admin, go to Tools > Import.
On the import page, click on Blogger.
You will be asked to install the Blogger importer (if you haven't already). Go ahead and do that. On the next page, click on Activate Plugin & and Run Importer.
Once the plugin has been activated, you will be asked to authorize the import.
Click on Authorize and sign in to your Google account.
Next, click on "Allow Access."
Import Your Posts
Once you have allowed access, you will be re-directed to the importer.
If you have multiple blogs under your Google account, each of them will appear on the importer page.
You will click on the Import button next to the blog you want to import. If you have a lot of posts, images, etc. this may take some time.
Once your blog has imported, you can set your blog authors.
Blogger to WordPress Redirection
Now it's time to make sure your old Blogger posts redirect to WordPress. To do this, in your WordPress Admin go to Plugins > Add New.
Search for and install the Blogger to WordPress plugin by rtCamp.
After you have installed and activated the plugin, go to Tools > Blogger to WordPress Redirection and click on Start Configuration.
This plugin will provide you with a code to paste and save in the Blogger template editor. The plugin provides instructions to assist you with this if you run into trouble.
You have now transferred your Blogger blog to WordPress! See, that wasn't too bad, now was it? Probably much easier than you thought it would be.
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