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WEBFI-WordPress-How to Switch from Blogger to WordPress without Losing Google Rankings



Do you want to move your site from Blogger to WordPress? Blogger is a free tool to let you start blogging but as your site grows most users begin to hit the limits of the platform and they want to swap to another tool like WordPress. In this video, we will show you how to properly swap from Blogger to WordPress without losing your Google ranking.

To begin this process you will need hosting and we recommend using BlueHost and our deal for BlueHost can be found Using this link:

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For just starting out we recommend the basic plan which includes a free domain with your purchase. We also normally recommend removing the additional services to reduce the cost.

With the hosting set up and your WordPress site installed you will want to go back to your Blogger site under Settings to select Back up Content and save that XML file somewhere you can find on your computer.

Go back to your WordPress site and under Tools, Import and you want to click Install Now beneath Blogger to install the importer. The importer will install and activate itself then you will be able to click run importer at the top of the screen or in the same location that the Install Now link was located.

On the screen you are brought to after clicking ‘Run Importer’ you will want to add your file that was downloaded previously to begin the process. Upload the file and you will be able to choose to import the user from your blogger site or assign the content to your current WordPress user. Once the import is complete you will see an ‘All done. Have fun!’ message which means the posts should be imported. Pages and other custom content would need to be manually transferred.

Your permalinks will be different from how they were on Blogger so to resolve that you would want to fix that under Settings, Permalinks. We give the custom code in the text article for you to copy and paste into the custom structure. We also include the code to add to your functions.php for your theme.

With the content imported to easily update the URLs on your site, you would want to install and activate the ‘Blogger to WordPress Redirection’ plugin. Under Tools, Blogger to WordPress Redirection you will want to click the ‘Start Configuration’ button to have the plugin create the redirect you need and then you can click the ‘Get Code’ button below.

The plugin will generate a code snippet for you to redirect your blogger visitors to the new WordPress site. Go to your Blogger dashboard and under ‘Themes’ you will want to edit the HTML and if there is any code in there you want to keep be sure to save it in a new file. Replace the code in the theme with the code from the WordPress plugin and save to activate the redirect. Be sure to check the options under the mobile theme that it is not enabled and instead pointing to the desktop site.

The final step would normally be to redirect your RSS feed under Settings, Other and set the Post Feed Redirect URL to point to the new domain followed by /feed.

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30 Comments

  • Electrical Online Tutorial on April 9, 2020

    Unable to upload blogger file 504 error

  • Asynchh on April 14, 2020

    Nothing happens after importing the blogger xml in WordPress .. it shows a blank area near the import blogger text… Pls help

  • عبد on May 24, 2020

    I already had a custom domain on my blogger website and I tried to migrate it to WordPress with same domain now my website is just keep refreshing. I don't know what I made the mistake. It's only showing <data:blog.pagetitle/> on the tab..

    Could you please help me?
    Thanks.

  • Rushikesh Chaudhari on June 13, 2020

    Is images also shows on wordpress after migration?

  • Rick Strait on June 13, 2020

    if you transfer using the steps in the video above what all transfers with the blogs. Will it show the original blog post dates, will the number of views transfer and will the comments transfer

  • Tiwari on July 6, 2020

    Hi… Thanks for the video.

    I have a question.

    I already have a custom domain setup for my blogger which I will point to the WordPress site.

    My question is can I change the permalinks of my imported posts, just to make sure they are more cleaner. (Basically removing dates)

    And somehow redirect old URLs which are already indexed to the new WordPress posts(for which I have changed the permalinks).

    And if I can do so, do you have any idea how?

  • Sandeep Kumar on July 21, 2020

    Whats about mobile version? Because Blogger url for mobile version is ?m=1in the end of url.
    And it ranks on mobile devices with ?m=1.

  • Querencia.tv on August 6, 2020

    Awesome Work 👍

  • Sudhapath on August 20, 2020

    how many posts is transferable from blogger to wordpress?

  • TheScrapZone on August 20, 2020

    Great video, thanks for sharing. Can I migrate individual posts?

  • Hiro on August 27, 2020

    Thanks so much for the tutorial! Do you think keeping the old blog would negatively affect the Google ranking because of duplicate content?

  • Ahmed Parbes on September 2, 2020

    great tips i love it so much:)

  • Anne Elizabeth on September 10, 2020

    thanks a lot for the informative video … but after moving my mobile doesn't redirect it shows a 404 but works properly well on my desktop

    any help on this??

  • Andrea's Adventures on September 15, 2020

    I followed this tutorial and once I imported my blog file and went to view post, none of the posts are there. It doesn't seem to have worked and I tried it twice. What could the issue be?

  • sakshi mishra on October 11, 2020

    are the comments on our blog posts also imported in this process or will we lose the comments?
    also, can you suggest any other hosting setup platforms that provide the service free of cost?

  • Kamaljeet Kaur on October 14, 2020

    I migrated from blogger to wordpress. Desktop url are redirected but for mobile its shows error 404 . Wht should i do to resolve this issue

  • New YouTube Studio on November 26, 2020

    The post format was not seo friendly . how to use only %postname% redirection

  • Danielle Pitter on December 17, 2020

    For Bluehost, do you have to buy the whole package deal of $59.40? Or is there a way you can just buy the $4.95/mo.? I'm so confused on that part.

  • S TEACH on January 4, 2021

    Do I need to resubmit sitemap after switching from blogger to WordPress ?

  • Ellie Ashford on January 16, 2021

    I have more than 5,000 posts on Blogger. Will all of them transfer to WP? Can I just transfer the most recent 3,000 or so?

  • Cai7an on February 9, 2021

    Hello!, how about the tags from blogger? I made the switch but it didn't import the tags. Do I have to set them all over again on WP?

  • Gana Wana Shorts on March 20, 2021

    Thankyou mam…..thanxxxxxxxxxxzxxzzxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.big big thankyou.
    You solve myproblem. You gave step by step solution.

  • THOUSIF Inc. on April 25, 2021

    After shifting successfully from blogger to WordPress, if I want my permalink to be just domain.com/post-name ? Is it possible? Or I will have to continue with the blogger type permalink of domain.com/date month / post name. Kindly help

  • Nudiustertian on May 1, 2021

    But I will lose my AdSense right?

  • Moomrin on May 31, 2021

    Can you help me? I have over 1000 posts on my blogger and trying to move all my posts on WordPress but when try to import it either says the process is complete but none of the posts show up so I try to import again and it runs into an error. My posts still haven't show up.

  • 闇の剣士 on June 11, 2021

    I'm stuck on the validate token through email.

  • تعليم الانجليزية on July 20, 2021

    I have over 2000 posts on my blogger and trying to move all my posts on WordPress but when try to import it only says submit not assign authors anyway when I click submit I check none of the posts show up, I think this is because I import a large file, can I split the xml file from blogger to small files and import them? thank u

  • Osborn Addom on August 5, 2021

    Will you loose AdSense when you switch from blogger to WordPress?

  • Serial Sangathulu on September 15, 2021

    Thank you very much.

  • Emily Cowe on November 2, 2021

    Hey! This was a great tutorial, but I have 1 question – is it required to change the permalink structure on WordPress to redirect the links? I am migrating from Blogger to an existing WordPress site with existing articles, so I don't really want to change the current permalink structure if I don't have to. Thanks

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