How to move from Blogger to WordPress (full guide)

How to Switch from Blogger to WordPress

Blogger may be a popular blogging platform created by Google. It allows anyone to make a free blog using their Google account.
However, many users soon realize that there are lot of limitations on what they will do with their free Blogger blog, or even the ones without the free blogger blog.

WordPress, on the opposite hand, gives you complete ownership of your website. It also allows you to feature necessary features to grow and monetize your blog. we've created an in depth side-by-side comparison of WordPress vs Blogger.

It’s important to notice that once we say WordPress, we are talking about self-hosted which shouldn't be confused with which may be a hosted solution that has it’s own limitations.Maybe i''ll need to make post about the difference between vs is the popular “WordPress” platform that you simply have likely heard about because it powers 31% of all websites on the web .

That being said, let’s take a glance at the ways one can properly move from Blogger to WordPress while preserving your Google search rankings and website traffic.

Here are the precise steps that we'll use to transfer from Blogger to WordPress:

-Sign up with WordPress hosting company.
-Export your Blogger blog
-Import Blogger to WordPress
-Setup permalinks on your new WordPress blog.
-Setup redirects for Blogger visitors to WordPress posts
-Moving Other content from Blogger to WordPress

Ready? Let’s start .
To get started with WordPress, you'd need a website name and web hosting.

For a fast primer, a website name is your website’s address that people type to get to your blog, and web hosting is where your website files are stored. Both of those are a requirement needed to create any sort of blog / website.

Once you've signed up for WordPress hosting and found out your name , the next step is to put in WordPress on your hosting account.

After you've got WordPress installed, it's time to maneuver your content from Blogger to WordPress.

If you still find it difficult to choose a host, you can use Namecheap to get EasyWP. I use EasyWP as my host which is kind of owned by Namcheap, and they install wordpress for you. To make things easy for you, get your domain from Namcheap if you plan to use EasyWP, or you can transfer your domain to Namecheap to make the whole thing easier for you. You can watch the video below of how to set up EasyWP.

Anyways, let get back on how to move your website from blogger to wordpress.

Step 1. Export Your Blogger Blog
The first thing you would like to try to to is export your Blogger blog’s content. you'll do that by logging into your Blogger dashboard and getting to Settings, Under the ‘Manage blog’ section, you would like to click on the ‘Back up Content’ button.

This will show a popup where you would like to click on the ‘Download’ button.

back up content

Your Blogger blog’s content are going to be downloaded to your computer in an XML file. Once the download is complete, it's time to import your Blogger content into your WordPress site.

Step 2. Import Blogger to WordPress
To start importing your Blogger site into WordPress, you would like to login to your WordPress admin area and click on Tools » Import. On the Import page, now click on on the ‘Install Now’ link below Blogger. the screenshot below shows my dashboard, which i already installed the blogger importer, and it shows run importer, but yours will show install now.

run importer

After clicking on the install now button,WordPress will now download and install the Blogger Importer plugin for you, but you will have to activate the plugin. Once it's finished installing, you'd got to click on the ‘Run Importer’ link to continue.

After you run it, WordPress will ask you to upload the XML file. this is often the file that you simply downloaded in Step 1.

Now click on the choose file button and then, upload the XML file you downloaded earlier from blogger. Next, you would like to click on the Upload file and import button to continue.

import blogger

WordPress will now upload the import file. If your import file is just too large, then you'll see a mistake that your file size is just too large. during this case, you'd got to increase your maximum file upload limit. If your file is little , then you won’t see any errors.

Next, you'll be asked to assign posts to an author. If you had multiple authors on your Blogger blog, then you'll create a replacement user account for every author. you'll also assign these posts to existing authors on your WordPress site.

After you have decided on what to choose. click on the submit button to continue.

WordPress will now do their job by import all your content from the Blogger export file (XML) to your WordPress site. you'll view the content by visiting Posts » All Posts page.

wordpress post

Step 3. fixing Permalinks
Permalinks is that of the term used for URL structure of individual pages. WordPress comes with a feature that permits you to line up SEO friendly URL structure. Since you're importing content from Blogger, you would like your URL structure to be the same as of your Blogger URL structure as possible.

To set permalinks, you would go to Settings » Permalinks screen in your WordPress dashboard and choose the custom structure option. then , you would add the following code/text within the box next to the custom structure field.


This permalink structure makes your blog posts URLs almost like the URLs on your old Blogger blog.


However, sometimes your blog post URL also referred to as slug in WordPress won't match the slugs employed by Blogger.

To fix this, you'll got to create and run a touch code snippet.

You will got to add this code below to your WordPress theme’s functions.php file.

add_action( 'init', 'wpb_update_slug' );

function wpb_update_slug() { 
global $wpdb;
$result = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT post_id, meta_value FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = 'blogger_permalink' ");
foreach ($result as $row){
$slug = explode("/",$row->meta_value);
$slug = explode(".",$slug[3]);
$wpdb->query("UPDATE $wpdb->posts SET post_name ='$slug[0]' WHERE ID = '$row->post_id' ");
echo "DONE";

Go to your settings on the left side on your wordpress dashboard, clcik on Apperance> Theme editor. Now click on the Theme function, scroll down and paste the code shown above at the very last place of the scripts.

paste your code here

After saving the code, just visit any page on your WordPress site to trigger this script.

Note: After the script has run, don’t forget to delete it from your functions.php file as shown above, because it only must run once.

Step 4. Setup Redirects from Blogger to WordPress
The most important step in moving any website to a different location is to setup proper redirection, so you don’t lose any existing traffic or SEO rankings.

The crucial part of the redirection is to make sure that your users land on the same page on the new site which they were trying to access on the old site. At an equivalent time, we also got to make sure that search engines understand that your website is moved to the present new location.

To do that, you would like to put in and activate the Blogger to WordPress Redirection plugin.

Upon activation,  go to Tools » Blogger to WordPress Redirection page and click on on the ‘Start Configuration’ button.

get blogger code

The Blogger to WordPress plugin will now detect the URL of your Blogger blog and show you the choice to receive the Redirection Code. Now click on on the ‘Get Code’ button next to your Blogger URL.

It will now generate a code snippet that you simply got to properly redirect users from your Blogger blog to your new WordPress site.

Next, login to your Blogger dashboard and go to the ‘Themes’ page. Under your blog preview image, click on the ‘Edit HTML’ button.

edit html

Blogger will now show you the custom HTML code for your theme. If you made any customization to your Blogger theme, then you'll want to save the code and reserve it on your computer as backup.

Otherwise, you'll just move ahead and delete everything. then , copy the code displayed by the plugin on your WordPress site and paste it into your Blogger theme editor.

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save theme’ button to store your changes, many users always forget to do this.

Next, we'd need to do some redirections for mobile users.

You need to go back to your theme page on your Blogger blog’s dashboard. this time, we are not editing the theme, just click on the button below the mobile preview of your blog.

This will show where you would like to pick ‘No. Show desktop theme on mobile devices’ option (Desktop) and click on on the save button.

blogger mobile settings

That’s all, your Blogger blog will now redirect all of your blog visitors to your new WordPress blog.

Step 5. Moving Other Content from Blogger to WordPress
In this step, we'll move other remaining content from Blogger to WordPress. this might require some manual work counting on the settings / content of your blog.

1. Moving pages from Blogger to WordPress

Just to let you know, WordPress’ Blogger importer tool will only import posts from Blogger and ignores all pages. If you want to move your pages into WordPress, you'll need to edit each page in your blogger blog, copy its contents, then manually create a page in WordPress.

Now you'll encounter another issue. The blogger pages have URLs that appear like this:

Your WordPress page URL will appear like  this:

To fix this you'll got to use the Redirection plugin.

2. Widgets

Just like Blogger, WordPress themes also utilize widgets to feature content to your blog’s sidebar. to add widgets, go go to Appearance » Widgets page on your WordPress dashboard and easily drag / drop widgets into sidebars.

If you’re trying to find a selected widget that you simply don’t see in WordPress by default, then you likely need a WordPress plugin. 

3. RSS Feeds

Search engines and users who subscribed to your blog posts via RSS feeds will still be ready to find your blog. However, they won't get any new content.

To fix this, you would like to go to Settings » Other page under your Blogger account. Next, cick on the ‘Add’ link next to Post Feed Redirect URL and add your WordPress feed.

post fed redirect url

Your WordPress feed URL will appear as if this:

Finally, we are done!! I hope this post helped you switch from blogger to your newly owned Wordpress without affecting your Google Search rankings. Feel free to leave a comment and sahare.

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Work From Home And Make Money Through Blogging

You can actually be at home and still earn more than what your friends make from work. people take blogging as a joke until you literally start making thousands of dollars from it, even millions. The good thing about blogging is , you can decide to blog and still have a regular job , yes you can do both, depending on how you manage your time or how serious you put this into. You can also blog about anything and will give more details as i write on!

How you make money from Blogging?
Have always said this several times that, there are many ways one can make money through blogging, this blogging is so broad. it a legit way to make money online and you can do so by doing what you love. you can work from home, at your own time, and the honest truth is there is no limit to how much you can make through this blogging.
The first thing i will like to say is , there are no get rich quick in this game, if you are looking for a fast way (get rich quick) by making money online, then am sorry to say , you are in the wrong place.
Don't get too carried away with people using expensive cars, big houses, and other expensive stuffs. most of them is a scam and you will end up wasting your time paying for some trash courses or some training from those people, but do not get me wrong some of them are actually true and helpful but yeah most of them are scams.
Unlike many articles that says "make money online" , this is a different guide on how to make money at  home in a legit way by sharing and blogging what you love doing best.
All of this blogging actually require some effort, the time you put into it, and some money to get started. To be honest with you, it won't be easy at all with the whole writing of articles, trying to get the write audience, trying to make your blog popular and all that. but as long as you are willing to put more effort into it, you will definitely reap the reward.
To get started , i don't want to waste our time here. 
The first thing you will want to ask yourself is , what do i want to blog about ?
Many people still find it difficult to choose a nitche on what to blog about like entertainment, technology, news etc. those are called nicthe , you have to be more specific on what you are blogging about, you like  a situation where by your blog is said to be known for sport and then when your visitors comes in, they will start seeing articles about how to cook , what do you think would happen next ? they will all leave and even people that like articles that are about how to will will still definitely, because now you are having different kind of articles that are combined together and it will get all your visitors confused and none will come back to your blog.
They is actually a way you can write about different articles and all of it will go well and no visitors will be so confused or would leave your blog and won't come back and this can only happen if you categories your blog and also the name of the website. will give you better explanation on this. 
For example: if your website name is, what do you think i will blog about ? obviously about health, either solution to a problem about health  or news about health. now what if i post news about celebrities (entertainment)  on the same website ( ?  what will my audience think of ? a scam website ? a confused article writer? or is the person just posting all this to get good audience? and then different people will lose interest and they will stop returning to your blog and probably go somewhere else that actually give  them better understanding and not just some confused post.
One need to be careful on what they post about so it wont get your audience confused,  if you want to blog about different nitche, you can open a general website name for example:  i can decide to post everything we have in this world on that website but i will need to categories them, for example like this:
and so on, and then you will need to put a search bar which is very common on every website, because some of your audience might want to search what they need straight up! without going to the categories. and also design your home page to be user friendly, you wont want your audience to see different type of nitche on your home page, design it in a way whenever any kind of audience come in, they will want to keep reading till they click on the category that best suit their interest.
 But the point here is that, if you want to blog on more than one nitche , you have to consider the  name of your website, you can actually give it any name you like but stick to one nitche and keep blogging on it. Don't just start posting some random articles that can spoil the whole blogging for you, just stick to your Nitche and yeah stick to what you like doing best.
How to start now??? 
Yeah after you have decided on what name to use for your website and what kind of content you will start posting about and am talking about your articles, so don't be confused.
You will now need to create a website where your articles will be stored and where your readers can visit to read and understand , and also to learn. It is very important you post about something that actually teaches people or make people happy, because the more they see the value of your website. the more engagement and the better for you. 
you can get a website from different host like the common one i know:
Hostgator cloud
A2 Hosting
GoDaddy Hosting
And so on, they are lot of them you could get/buy your website from. Most people use Wordpress because it's so common, but i use Blogspot which is own by Google, if you want to also create yours with Blogspot, you can learn how to create it in just less than 20 min  >HERE< , you can start for free and keep blogging on till you can afford to get a domain name , which is your website name.
Most of the website allow you to start for free and they will also add their website name after your own website name . for example if you get a free domain from Wordpress, it will be, this will allow you post your article and still do what you need to do as the normal domain will be but, it doesn't look professional and people wont trust you because it a free domain name gotten from Wordpress. 
if you still have issues to purchase a domain name and i truly understand not everyone can afford to get it, now have made it easier for everyone. do you know you can actually get a domain name for free? yes you can and you can also have it forever, all you need to do is renew your domain name every 12 month. You really need to know how to get this ? Click >HERE< to read about it and also note this domain won't have .com and all that, it will carry .tk .ml and so on , just read about it. but i'll advice you to get a .com to avoid anything in future.
After getting everything done from the kind of articles you'll be writing, your website and yes some post on the website , now you need to know how to make money with them. I would have love to state them here but i already kind of listed how to make money with blogging on my previous post but i did not give full details on it so i decided to write this and share with you to have better understanding. You can clcik >HERE< to read about how to monetize your Blog. 
But not withstanding , will go through some other ways you can earn cool cash from blogging.
-Affiliate marketing : this is when you kind of recommend a product to your audience using some tracking code to your blog and get some kind of commission when someone click on the product .
For example , when you help a friend open a bank from your bank branch they are usually give you some kind of bonus or percent of money and this goes to blogging too.
you can find some product to promote from: 
#Commission Junction
Once you have selected the product to promote then you integrate their link to your blog.
You can even apply for Google adsense and get approved. Learn more about Googleadsense >HERE<
- Sell sponsored Blog post: There some Bloggers who don't like displaying ads to their audience , some feel it really annoying to show ads to their audience because those ads actually piss some people off and i will be so honest to you, its so true , because there are times you try to read what you have always enjoyed and then ads keep popping out of nowhere. Those kind of ads are not good for your audience and if you properly place your ads to the right place, your audience wont be so worried about it. 
Back to the sponsored post, this sponsorship works just like a Tv show or a sport, or some other industries. So basically, a company pays you to represent their own company , and you talk about their company and promote the company to your own readers which is your audience. 
When publishing a sponsored post, it is crucial to know about the laws in your area or country about disclosure. Like in the United State, if you are a blogger and you are publishing sponsored post, must comply with the FTC's Endorsement Guides. 
-Get paid to write reviews; Just like the sponsored post i have explained above, but this is a bit different.  But in this case, you will get to try out people's product that are related to your own nitche , you see why i said stay with one nitche and stop Blogging outside your nitche. so basically , you get paid for making reviews to people product  which kind of have the same nitche as yours and the process of doing this can be similar to sponsored post and you will want to review products that are relevant to your nitche that your readers will find interest in.
- Create a restricted members only content : Your readers are your huge fan and may be willing to pay you to read more of your work. You can create a members only area for them to share more blog post, downloads, videos, audios and so more. Membership sites can be a big time investment because you must continually create a premium content for your paying members.
-Create a private forum: Another way for creating a paid membership site to to create a private forum for your readers and they must pay to get access to this forum. forums are always the best way for your audience to get one on one advice from you and also other forum members can interact with each other, share idea and so on.
Okay am tired of typing.... Hahahaha , anyways i hope this article will help you gain plenty of ideas on how to make money online using your article (what you do best ), and with your hard work , you can earn a lot from your articles. Don't forget to subscribe, follow and share !!!!!!

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