In this article, I’ll show you how to migrate your blog from Blogger to WordPress without losing your viewers. We will import posts, categories, comments & images from your old Blogger blog to WordPress. If you have got any doubts that WordPress is not for you, then you’re totally wrong. You can use WordPress for anything and everything.
I was also worried when I transferred my blog from Blogger to WordPress, but now I’m glad that I did as it completely changed my entire life. So, don’t worry because I’m here to guide you through entire migration progress. Just follow this tutorial:
[alert style=”yellow”]Tip: It’s a better idea to first migrate all content from one platform to another before moving the domain.[/alert]
First, you need to install WordPress to your web hosting. Don’t worry, because we have a detailed tutorial to teach you how to install WordPress to your web host in less than five minutes. Just follow this tutorial. You can also hire me for this step or entire migration progress.
Important Notes Before Migrating
- Instead of deleting your Blogger after migration, it’s better to make it private just in-case if WordPress is not you. (Zero chances)
- The most common problem in migrating from Blogger to WordPress is the WordPress’ permalinks structure. However, we have a solution for that too.
- We are only going to import posts, categories, comments & images to your WordPress, not pages. You have to manually move your pages.
Blogger To WordPress
To import your Blogger data to your new self-hosted WordPress site, you need to navigate to Import option under the Tools menu in your WordPress’s dashboard. Click on Blogger. It will ask you to install the Blogger Importer plugin to your site. Once install it, activate and run the plugin.
It will take you to a screen which will ask you to authorize WordPress to access your Google account. After authorizing, you will see a list of your Blogger blogs. Just select that blog you wish to import and it’ll import it within a few seconds.
[alert style=”yellow”]UPDATE: WordPress’ Blogger Importer plugin now allows you to import images as well, so you can skip the next step if you want.[/alert]
To import images from your Blogger to WordPress, you need to navigate to Add New option under the Plugin menu in your WordPress’s dashboard. Now search, install & activate Blogger Image Import plugin to your WordPress.
After installing Blogger Image Import plugin to your WordPress, navigate to Blogger Image Plugin option under the Tools menu in your WordPress’s dashboard. Add your Blogger blog’s URL and number of images you want to import, and click on Start Import button to import images from your Blogger blog.
WordPress’ permalinks are customizable and are different from Blogger’s year/month/post-name.html format. You have just imported all your old Blogger posts to WordPress with a new permalinks structure, so we will change the your WordPress’s permalinks structure to Blogger style structure.
Navigate to Permalinks option under the Settings menu in your WordPress’s dashboard. Choose Custom Structure settings and add following code to the Custom Structure box:
That’s it! Now, you can move your domain to your WordPress or you can start to customize your WordPress if you have already moved your domain.