Transfer from Blogger to WordPress
Step 1. Getting Started
To start a WordPress blog, you need two things:
- A domain name
- A web hosting account (this is where your website lives on the internet)
Step 2: Install WordPress
After step one, you know whether you are building on a temporary URL (which will be an IP address, like this: http://32.34.556.43/~thedomain/) or the final URL, go ahead and install WordPress. Here are the basic instructions.
- Log into their account.
- Click on cPanel (or, you may find where it says Install Popular Software)
- When you find the WordPress icon, click on it.
- Click on NEW INSTALL.
- Follow the prompts and here’s the crucial difference in instructions. If you already have your Blogger blog attached to your custom domain (2.), you need to choose the temporary IP address. If you have a .blogspot.com address and bought your domain when you signed up for the account (1.), then you can build right on the domain from the get go.
- The install script should spit you out a login URL, your username, and password.
Step 3: Install a Theme
You can choose and install a theme you want to use.
Step 4: Make sure your permalink structures match
Permalinks.. They are the URLS of each post that is on the website. So, on blogger, you will see that the posts probably look like this: http://myblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/post-name-separated-with-spaces.html
As you are getting the WordPress site designed, it’s important that you tell it to have the SAME structure as the blogger blog. Here’s how
- Go to Settings and Permalinks.
- Choose custom structure.
- Then type this in the field /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html/
- Click save.
That .html is really important because blogger blogs have it on the end of their permalinks and WordPress doesn’t. If for some reason your blogger blog has the year, month, and day, you’ll need to add the /%monthday/ as well.
Step 5: Creating Pages.
When you do the import, you only want to bring over your best. The migration won’t import the pages, so you’ll have to do that separately..
Step 6: Import your blog
This will import your posts, pages, labels, and comments. If you want to import your widgets, you will have to do the manually copy and paste.