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Merging Blogs from Blogger to WordPress

By Aug 20, 2013July 9th, 201426 Comments

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There comes a time when we want to move our site from Blogger to WordPress. Moving from blogger to WordPress can be a little intimidating and you might even think you need to hire a professional. This post will show you how to transfer your site from Blogger to WordPress!

How to Transfer Your Blog from Blogger to WordPress

Merging blogs from Blogger to WordPress is surprisingly simple, but I did make a few mistakes that would be simple to avoid, so I thought I’d share how did I did it (and what I would have done differently!)

I decided to merge my two blogs. One was on Blogger and the other on WordPress. I hated to give up Chattie Hattie but my reasons were this:

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26 Comments

  • Lago says:

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    Thanks,
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  • Ellie P says:

    And I just realized I entered my blog name wrong when I registered here on SITS girls and when I submitted my blogspot for the iSway portalas wwell. How do I correct this? It should be http://theparentcenterblog.blogspot.com.

  • Ellie P says:

    Oh awesome, thanks Angie! I’m gonna get on it!

  • Ellie P says:

    This post has definitely inspired me to make the move tl WordPress. Now to manage the time amd concentration to get it done. By chance, does anyone know the approximate cost monthly to maintain a WordPress blog?

  • Perfect timing! I’m setting up my brand-spanking-new WP site this week and hoping to complete my blogger-to-wp migration today. Thanks for the info. Bookmarking and pinning.

    • Wanda says:

      Hope your Blogger to WordPress transition goes well Kerry. I moved my blog from Blogger a little over a year ago and I have not looked back.

  • Nancy says:

    So after you moved your content to WordPress do you still keep it on Blogger? What about duplicate content?
    I migrated over from Blogger to WordPress 3 days ago, and used cms2cms, the trick was this service can move SEO URLs, so I just set up the custom URLs like the ones I had with WP, and I kept my domain the same, so I didn’t even need to use redirects, my URLs remained the same.

    • Angie says:

      You should have used the blogger to WordPress plugin through tools/import on your dashboard. Even though you said you did not need to redirect which is true but your permalinks are still going to be messed up because blogger ends their urls with .html where WordPress does not. So if in one of your posts you have linked to another post on your site it will give you a 404 error.

      You shouldn’t have duplicated posts being transferred and yes you need to keep your blogger site because all of your images are there. I would say if you only have 50 or so posts then I would just edit those posts and insert the pictures so they are on your WordPress site then you could delete your blogger site.

      I hope this makes sense.

  • Hatton says:

    Thanks for all of the comments! I think its also important to note: I didn’t get any search traffic on my blogger blog, so it was really only important to me to redirect the people that did check it.

  • Angie says:

    I have to say there is a lot more to do besides what this article states to transfer from blogger to WordPress. There are Permalinks you need to update and other things. The issue is if you do not update your Permalinks then you will constantly get a 404 Error Page and the person will never get to the content they want unless they go digging through the WP blog.

  • Hello,

    Relatively new to blogging.. what is the difference between the two? Why do people prefer WordPress over Blogger?

    Thanks in advance for all tips. I love the information on your site.

    Shilpa.

    • Raquel says:

      I’m interested to know this answer too.

    • Angie says:

      There are many things different about WordPress to Blogger but one of the main things is, YOU OWN your site on WordPress (self-hosting) and no one can take it away from you like they can in Blogger. In Blogger Google owns your site. They actually own everything and if they want they can delete it.

      Advantages of using WordPress (self-hosting)
      1. You own your content, pictures, etc.
      2. Plugins – I can’t say anymore than Plugins are the BEST. They allow you to do many cool things to your site. Free contact forms, social sharing buttons without any coding, sliders, etc. You name it there is probably a free plugin to do what you want.
      3. Stability. We all know Blogger can go down at anytime and you will have no clue when things will be back up and it can happen with WordPress as well but at least you have your hosting company working for you!
      4. Marketable. I think a lot of companies take bloggers who are on WordPress (self-hosting) more seriously. This is just my personal opinion.
      5. Unlimited Pages
      6. You do not need extra coding to set up your menus.

      Disadvantages
      1. It will cost you a fee for your hosting and design and it is more costly to design for WordPress because the coding is more advanced.
      2. There is a learning curve but very easy to use once you get the hang of it.

      I design for both Blogger and WordPress and I have to say I would design for WordPress any day of the week!

      • Wanda says:

        Angie, I think you did a great job of summarizing the benefits of WordPress. I moved my blog a year ago from Blogger to WordPress and I love the extra functionality offered by WordPress.

  • Kristen says:

    Very timely post! I know I want to switch, I’m just not sure when I’m going to do it. I also knew I needed to do some research to figure out how to switch everything over. Thanks for sharing!

    • Angie says:

      No time like the present 🙂 ! You will not regret it. WordPress (self-hosting) is fantastic. There is just so much more you can do on WordPress.

  • Honeybee says:

    I’m thinking of switching to WordPress after Blogger staff deleted my nondieter.blogspot.com blog twice last year. The SPAM reason remain mystery to me because as far as I know I never posted anything inappropriate. This tutorial is such a great help. Thanks for this.