The Latest Safe Way to Migrate Blogger to WordPress

The Latest Safe Way to Migrate Blogger to WordPress - How to migrate Blogger to WordPress can be done safely if you know the steps yourself. If you need to learn these steps yourself, make sure you find a guide that can help you do it. Don't act with hesitation because it can affect your work, and the results will not be perfect.

Blogger is a platform that is quite well known throughout the world as a free CMS for creating websites and online portals. It is also the first and most commonly used platform by web admins to start making their blogs.

Blogger itself is quite interesting to use as a part of developing yourself and learning about websites. I was originally also a blogger user, and that's where I started to learn. If you are a blogger user, it means we are both still studying at the same school.

Apart from being free, the Blogger platform is very easy to use and has simple optimization settings. As users, we don't need to add plugin support to it. Although it offers free facilities and convenience, this platform also has disadvantages and limitations.

Using Blogger, you can only expect to be able to do a few things. Of course, this determines your intention to be able to develop your website further. However, it would help if you were grateful that with this platform, you can get to know what is called a blog.

Behind all the shortcomings of Blogger, of course, it also has many advantages. Surely, you will be satisfied using this platform for your first site. Blogger is indeed one of the first platforms that has made it easy for us to build a simple blog.

But what if today you change your mind about your blog that you have been building for several months? Suddenly, you want to move to the WordPress platform as a permanent choice for your site. If you wish to migrate Blogger to WordPress, there is nothing that forbids you from doing so. I have done that, too.

Why did I move to WordPress? Once I discovered that WordPress itself offered greater flexibility in customizing websites, it gave me the great idea to make the switch. You may have the same thoughts, so you want to migrate from Blogger to WordPress immediately.

However, there are things you should know before you migrate from Blogger to WordPress. Try to think carefully about your intentions. When you have to move to a new platform, of course, you know that using WordPress also requires the best hosting service.

This is what you need to think again. Make sure you have found suitable hosting first. This will help you no longer change hosting because you feel the service could be better. Most likely, it will also add to your work when you have to migrate from old hosting to new hosting.

If you already have the right hosting service and feel satisfied with their service. This means you are ready to migrate immediately to WordPress WordPress. Now, all you need to do is know the steps. Through this post, I will try to give you a guide, and hopefully with, these steps, it will help you.

Here's the safest way to migrate Blogger to the latest WordPress: pay close attention to the steps.

First Step: Backup your Blogger data

Before you start migrating, make sure you have backed up your Blogger data. This is a very appropriate idea that should be prioritized. Back up all your blog content, including posts, XML templates, and existing comments.

Why should you back up data? This action will help you to avoid errors and undesirable things if you fail to migrate. If you experience failure during the migration process, you can still restore your backup data to Blogger. So, how can you back up data? Please follow my guide below to get started.

1. Make sure you are logged in to your Blogger account. On your Blogger Dashboard, please select Theme. Click the three dots in the My Themes section and select Backup.

2. Next, you click Download to save your backup data to your Windows PC or laptop. Save this data in a place that is easy to find and, of course, safe.

You have successfully created a backup of your Blogger data. This means you take action on your first intention to immediately migrate from Blogger to WordPress. Of course, you have adjusted the right procedures.

Step two: Migrate from Blogger to WordPress

1. Make sure you have your latest hosted WordPress installed. If so, open the Dashboard Your WordPress.

  • Usually, if you have just installed WordPress, an example post will appear automatically. Select Posts and just delete the existing post, namely "Hello World." 
  • Select Pages and just delete the existing default sample pages. If it doesn't exist, ignore this step.

2. Next, in the left menu, select Tools and Import. You will see that a new page will open.

3. The next step is to select the Blogger menu and Install Now. If the plugin has been installed, then click Run Importer.

4. On the new page, you select File. Look for the Blogger data, namely (theme-6537796454718123456), that you previously backed up and saved on your computer.

5. The file copying process will take place; this will import all the data like posts, comments, and pages from your Blogger. Keep waiting until the Blogger to WordPress migration process is successful.

7. When finished, you return to your Blogger Dashboard and select Theme/Template. Please scroll down and choose Return to Blogger Classic. This will change the appearance from an XML-based Blogger Theme/template to Blogger's built-in classic Tag-based template.

8. Then, in My Themes, click the three dots and select Edit HTML. Delete all the code in the Blogger theme and replace it with the following code.

<html>
<head>
<title><$BlogPageTitle$></title>
<script>
<MainOrArchivePage>
window.location.href=“https://www.domainanda.com/”
</MainOrArchivePage>
<Blogger><ItemPage>
window.location.href=”https://www.domainanda.com/?blogger=<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>“
</ItemPage></Blogger>
</script>
<MainPage>
<link rel=“canonical” href=“https://www.domainanda.com/” />
</MainPage>
<Blogger>
<ItemPage>
<link rel=”canonical” href=”https://www.domainanda.com/?blogger=<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>” />
</ItemPage>
</Blogger>
</head>
<body>
<MainOrArchivePage>
<h1><a href=“https://www.domainanda.com/”><$BlogTitle$></a></h1>
</MainOrArchivePage>
<Blogger>
<ItemPage>
<h1><a href=”https://www.domainanda.com/?blogger=<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>”><$BlogItemTitle$></a></h1>
<$BlogItemBody$>
</ItemPage>
</Blogger>
</body>
</html>

9. After you delete the code in your Blogger theme and replace it with the code above, remember to replace the domain name with your WordPress domain. Click Save to save your data.

10. Now, you are back to the WordPress Dashboard. Match the permalink in WordPress with the Blogger permalink. To do this, select Settings and Permalinks in WordPress. Change the link structure as follows (/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html).

11. When finished, remember to click Save Changes to save the changes.

You have successfully followed my guide on migrating Blogger to WordPress. Now, open any page on your old Blogger. Check all existing posts, and it will redirect automatically to your WordPress blog page. This is because you are using a permanent 301 redirect code that will forward all existing links on Blogger to your new WordPress site.

You have just migrated from Blogger to WordPress and moved all the data, like posts, pages, and comments. Your data, namely image files, may not be transferred. While this looks fine, it's because the images that are now on your WordPress site are still connected to your previous Blogger domain.

This means your images are still hosted on the blogspot.com domain. To overcome this so that the image is not separated, you can edit your post in WordPress manually and move your image file by uploading it. Also, make sure you don't delete your previous Blogger first.

That's my guide on the latest and safest way to migrate Blogger to WordPress. Hopefully, this can be a tutorial that can help you.

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