Blogger is a free service, we can share our thoughts with the world by creating a free blog post. Blogger is the most popular platform for personal blogging and newbies. You can start blogging on Blogspot to learn blogging, but if you want to make a good income by blogging, you have to go to WordPress. WordPress has unlimited features that will give you complete control over the management of your website, if you want to make good money online, I suggest you for WordPress. In this post I will talk about how to migrate Blogger blog to WordPress.
Why transfer to WordPress?
Before you turn your Blogger blog into WordPress, you should talk a little bit about this so that you don’t have any more problems. You are reading this post, it means you are new to WordPress, so it is important for you to know what you need in WordPress.
1. Basic knowledge of WordPress:
Before you go into WordPress you should know as much as you can about it so that you will have no problem managing it. It’s just like sending you to another planet where you don’t know what to do. If you want to shift to WordPress, you must have a basic knowledge.
This is the most important thing. WordPress is a paid service. Without hosting you can’t even manage 10% of WordPress. Most WordPress themes you can’t change without hosting. Hosting from both Dianahost and Web Host BD websites would be beneficial because both are good in terms of loading speed, if I may say so, I have taken hosting from Diana Host.
3. Install WordPress Blog on Your Own Hosting:
After taking the hosting you need to install WordPress on your hosting. For this you can go to the place where you got the hosting and install WordPress. If you can’t do it, let me know in the comments I’ll post about it soon and leave a link here, you can follow it.
Read more: Which is better, WordPress or Blogger?
How to migrate Blogspot blog to WordPress?
We will talk more about WordPress in the coming days, now we come to the main topic. There is no problem migrating from Blogspot to WordPress, so we will talk step by step here, now you can turn on your laptop / desktop and follow the steps below carefully.
Some tips before starting:
Before you start, it is important to know where the hosting should come from and which website is best for you. I told you above about Diana Host and Web Host BD, but if you are still confused, I will suggest you Diana Host because from here you can get hosting through Bikas without credit card. There are also some hosting companies from where you can take hosting through development. However, the service of Diana Host will be better than theirs.
So now I assume that you have taken hosting from Diana Host / Web Host BD or a company of your choice and now you are ready to transfer your Blogger blog to WordPress.
Step 1 (Export Blogger Blog)
First you need to log in to your blogger and backup the blogger blog. That’s why you need to go to the settings of the blog you want to transfer to WordPress and click on the backup content.
Blogger Dashboard >> Settings >> Backup Content
- Now a new popup window will open, click on “Download”.
- As soon as you click download, a file download will start. Depending on the size of the blog, it may take 3-5 minutes to download.
Step: 2 (Import Blogger into WordPress)
After downloading Blogger’s backup, you need to import Blogger into WordPress. So go to WordPress and log in and go to the dashboard of your WordPress blog and click Import from Tools. Then click on Blogger as shown in the image.
Tools >> Import
- Now a new popup window will open, click on “Install Now” at the top.
- Install Blogger plugin
- Once the Blogger plugin is installed, click on the “Run Importar” option.
- Now click on “Choose File”, select the downloaded file in the backup content and click on “Upload and Import”.
WordPress will import all the posts from your Blogger blog. This will take time, and when WordPress completely imports your Blogger blog, you will be asked about the author of the imported files if you want to manage the blog in WordPress with the same name. You can have the same name or if you want to use WordPress with another name, you can create a new account and select it.
So you need to know what is being transferred from Blogger to WordPress and what is not.
1. Everything that will move:
Categories (labels), posts, comments and images will be moved.
2. Anything that won’t move:
Widgets, templates / themes and commenter avatars mean photos of people who have commented on your website will not be transferred.
Your Blogspot blog has now moved to WordPress. Take a look at all the images in your post because some images are missing when you move a Blogger blog to WordPress.
What to do after migrating Blogger Blog to WordPress?
After transferring the blog to WordPress, you need to redirect from the Blogger blog to your WordPress blog so that users from the Blogger blog can come to your WordPress blog.
Step: 3 (Redirecting)
Go to the dashboard of your Blogger blog and click on the template and click on any classic template and click save.
Now edit the Blogger Template >> Customize, delete the entire coding in the HTML box and paste the code below.
<pre><html> <head> <title><$BlogPageTitle$></title> <script> <MainOrArchivePage> window.location.href="https://www.mdmarufhossain.com/" </MainOrArchivePage> <Blogger> <ItemPage> window.location.href="https://www.mdmarufhossain.com/?blogger=<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>" </ItemPage> </Blogger> </script> <MainPage> <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.mdmarufhossain.com/" /> </MainPage> <Blogger> <ItemPage> <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.mdmarufhossain.com/?blogger=<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>" /> </ItemPage> </Blogger> </head> <body> <MainOrArchivePage> <h1><a href="https://www.mdmarufhossain.com/"><$BlogTitle$></a></h1> </MainOrArchivePage> <Blogger> <ItemPage> <h1><a href="https://www.mdmarufhossain.com/?blogger=<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>"><$BlogItemTitle$></a></h1> <$BlogItemBody$> </ItemPage> </Blogger> </body> </html>
Replace this (https: //www.mdmarufhossain.com) with your domain before clicking Save.
2. You can take visitors from Blogger to the current site by pasting the code below under <Head>.
<meta content='0;url=https://www.mdmarufhossain.com' http-equiv='refresh'/>
Now visitors to your Blogger blog will be redirected to your WordPress blog.