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In my previous post, I mentioned that I wanted to utilise the free
site migration service offered by Siteground (affiliate link). However, due to the limitations of Blogger, I was not able to do a website transfer from Blogger due do the fact that Blogger does not provide FTP/MySQL access. Instead, I had to perform a manual site transfer from https://personalportfoliopp.blogspot.com to https://everydayinvestinginyou.com.
In this article, I am going to share how I did mine and hopefully it will benefit you readers if you are facing a similar predicament that I had.
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Step 1: Save your Blogger’s content
Blogger –> Settings –> Other –> Back Up Content
Save this XML file to your computer
Step 2: Install WordPress Blogger plug-in
Go to WordPress admin area: Simply add “
/wp-admin” after your domain name
Click on tools –> Import –> Install Blogger Import plug-in –> Run Importer for Blogger plug-in
Step 3: Import Content into WordPress
Select the XML file that was downloaded earlier from Blogger to be imported into WordPress
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Step 4: Re-direct Traffic from Blogger to WordPress without plug in
The simplest method would be to utilise the WordPress plug-in for
Blogger to WordPress. However, like myself, not all of us are on WordPress Business plan and above. Hence, we do not have access to all the plug-ins.
The next best thing that we can do is to re-direct my blogger to WordPress by editing my Blogger’s HTML.
Go to Blogger –> Theme –> Edit HTML
<b:include data=’blog’ name=’all-head-content’/>
Add this line under the line above:
<meta content=’0;url=https://everydayinvestinginyou.com/’ http-equiv=’refresh’/>
Replace https://everydayinvestinginyou.com/ with your website
Do remember to
disable mobile theme on Blogger so that your visitors on mobiles will be re-directed as well.
Alternatively, WordPress provides a
service that is able to fulfil your Blogger to WordPress migration needs if you prefer some help from the friendly people at WordPress.
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