How to Transfer Your Blogger Blog to WordPress

Blogger is the most natural way to start your blogging quickly. You can make your blogger’s blog by Google with free of cost. It has bulletproof security as its host to Google Cloud, and you need not pay for a blogger. But, the disadvantage of a blogger is when you customize your blog. You will face some problems as all you need to do everything manually, and sometimes you can not do anything that you want to do in your blog for customization.

If you want to customize your site correctly, then you need to transfer your Blogger blog to WordPress, but here you need to pay for hosting your Blogger Blog to WordPress, You can host your WordPress site in many different website hosting provider such as Justhost, Bluehost, Dreamhost. To start your site with WordPress, The first thing you need to do a WordPress hosting service provider and your own domain name. But here, if you transfer your domain from Blogger to WordPress, you need to release your area from Blogger and need to install WordPress. After installing WordPress, you need to import data from your old Blogspot platform and set custom 301 redirect to keep your existing visitor. This tutorial will help you to transfer Blogger Blog to WordPress.

Transfer Your Blogger Blog to WordPress

transfer your Blogger blog to WordPress

 

To Transfer Your Blogger Blog to WordPress If you use a custom domain for your Blogger blog, then you can quickly transfer your Blogger Blog to WordPress.After transfer your Blogger Blog to WordPress, you will able to retain your traffic without losing your SEO.

Delete your Blogger Redirection for release domain from Blogger to WordPress

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When you use Blogspot with a custom field, then your site redirects your blogger blog to a custom domain name that you probably know when you add redirect to a custom domain in your blogger now, Its time to delete your blogger redirection. If you want to delete your redirection, Go to your Blogger Dashboard and choose your blog name. After clicking on the Settings option, you will find the edit option under the Publishing category. Uncheck your domain for close or Delete your Redirection. When you will close your redirect domain, and your blog remains with *.blogspot.com area. Your domain will be released now.

Change your Domain’s DNS record

When you create a Blogger blog, then you need to add CNAME before. To add this, you have to go to the Domain register website and put the CNAME record in the DNS setting. If you want to transfer your blogger blog to WordPress, then you need to remove these CNAME records, which are ghs.google.com and *.googlehosted.com. And IPs of Google A records that you set on the time when you add it before to host in blogger.

After removing CNAME records, you need to change the DNS record of your new hosting servers, such as ns1 and ns2. In the case of Bluehost, you need to put ns1.bluehost.com and ns2.bluehost.com to your name server. In the case of Dreamhost set name server ns1.dreamhost.com, ns2.dreamhost.com, and ns3.dreamhost.com.If you can not find that name server, then you can ask your hosting provider for there name server record.

Attach  your Domain

After setup your DNS records, you have to attach your domain to your new hosting server.

Install WordPress on Your Domain

Now you need to install WordPress for your domain or subdomain. You can install WordPress from the domain control panel, or you can download WordPress installer from wordpress.org.and upload it into root folder via FTP.<see how to install WordPress>

Import your Blogger content into WordPress

After installing WordPress, go to your WordPress dashboard and select Tools>Import>Blogger. You need to install a plugin call Blogger Importer Plugin. When your installation will be a complete, active plugin for run Importer. You need to Authorize Word Press to access the Blogspot account and then click Import against the blogspot.com blog, which wants to transfer into WordPress.

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WordPress will now begin for fetching your Blogger blog, Comments, and Images. If you face any problem with importing the Blogspot site, then you can refresh the page for a resume. The process of import depends on the size of your blogger site.

Setup your WordPress Permalink

After transferring the blogger blog into WordPress, you need to change your default permalink setup of your WordPress. I mean, you need to change the URL, which is already present in the Blogpost site. To change this, Go to your WordPress settings option and then click on Permalink Settings. In the Custom structure input box, you have to put the following code and then save your changes.

/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

Redirect RSS feeds from Blogger to WordPress

To redirect RSS feeds, you need to go root directory and open .htaccess file of WordPress.Here you have to put the following code for redirect RSS feeds. If you want to redirect of Blogger RSS feed to the new WordPress feeds, put this code.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
 RewriteEngine on
 RewriteRule atom.xml /feed? [L,R=301]
 RewriteRule rss.xml /feed? [L,R=301]
 RewriteRule ^feeds/posts/?.*$ /feed? [L,R=301]
 RewriteRule ^feeds/comments/?.*$ /comments/feed? [L,R=301]
</IfModule>

 

Transfer Your Blogger Blog to WordPress Done

Now Everything complete and time to delete your Blogger blog. The search engine may face a duplicate content problem if the same content you have in your 2 domain. However, you may personalize your blog from Blogger settings. This can make offline your public view of your blog, but you can view it after login your Blogspot account.

Updated: October 15, 2019 — 4:00 pm

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