How to Migrate from Blogger to WordPress

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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.

Read: WHY I SWITCHED FROM BLOGGER TO WORDPRESS PLATFORM

Step 1: Save your Blogger’s content

Go to Blogger –> Settings –> Other –> Back Up Content

Save this XML file to your computer

How to migrate content from Blogger to WordPress

Step 2: Install WordPress Blogger plug-in

Go to WordPress admin area: Simply add “/wp-admin” after your domain name

e.g. https://everydayinvestinginyou.com/wp-admin

Click on tools –> Import –> Install Blogger Import plug-in –> Run Importer for Blogger plug-in

How to migrate content from Blogger to WordPress

Step 3: Import Content into WordPress

Select the XML file that was downloaded earlier from Blogger to be imported into WordPress

How to migrate content from Blogger to WordPress

Read: WHY I CHOSE SITEGROUND AS MY HOSTING PROVIDER

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

Look for: <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.

How to migrate content from Blogger to WordPress

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.

Read: HOW TO CHANGE YOUR WORDPRESS DOMAIN ADDRESS?

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