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Blogger to wordpress migration step by step Guide

Learn blogger to wordpress migration step by step without losing traffic and page rank. This is very important post for those blogger who wants to move their blog blogger to word press. Blogger is a free source where you can host your blog free of cost. But you have no control of your content. If your blog delete by them, you will lost your all hard work. If you are serious about blogging I recommend start your blogging journey with a self-hosted word press blog.

First your blog should have a custom domain otherwise you will lose your blog page rank, alexa rank and traffic. If you don’t have any custom domain; first buy a custom domain for your blog. Buy custom domain from bigrock; this website provide domain  name at very low cost. There are many other reputed companies who’s are provide domain name such as godaddy, Namecheap etc.

How to set up custom domain in blogger

Now find reliable and best web hosting providers for your blog and purchase. There are many web hosting provider in the web as hostgator, godaddy, bluehost, dreamhost many more. I use hostgator and recommend everyone: read 5 reasons why I recommended hostgator web hosting. You can use our coupon code to get maximum off on hostgator web hosting.

I explain here all process step by step. You have to follow these all step carefully don’t skip any step.

Step I – 

 In this step you need to revert your blog custom domain name to blogspot.com name. If your blog address is www.mydomain.com now its look www.mydomain.blogspot.com.

Log into your blogger account >> setting >> basic >> blog address [click ‘x’ to redirect your blog custom domain to blogspot.com.] See below image how to do

redicts to blogspot
If you don’t have custom domain skip this step.

Step II –

Now open you web hosting cPanel. after purchase your hosting provider will give you two name servers and log in address. Collect those two name server and update it with your domain hosting name server. In same process if you purchase any new domain change  their name server with hostgator name server . See the below image [ See the demo view after update name servers]

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Step III –

Hostgator Quick install

Open your web hosting cPanel. Click one Quick install >> blog Software >> WordPress [almost every web hosting company offer one click installation process] Choose your blog domain name, then add username and password and then click install. It will take less than 5 min to install. After installation they will give you a unique log in address and log in details. Your unique log in address will look like – www.mydomain.com/wp-admin/

Step IV –

Now using your log in address log into your word press blog. First change your word press blog permalink structure. Because blogger permalink and wordpress permalink completely different. That’s why before import your all blog post change your word press blog permalink structure.
Go settings >> Permalinks >> Custom structure (paste below code in that box and save)

/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

Now fix your blog permalinks. After moving your blog URL will look like-

Ex-https://www.mytrickschool.com/2014/01/how-to-take-youtube-videos-thumbnail-step-by-step.html
Before moving your blog URL will look like –

http://mytrickschool.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-take-youtube-videos-thumbnail.html

Both url are not same it clearly generate 404 error. So before import all blog posts fix it manually.

Open notepad paste below code and save it as permalinkfix.php

<?php
require_once(‘wp-load.php’);
$res = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT post_id, meta_value FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = ‘blogger_permalink'”);
$wpdb->print_error();
foreach ($res as $row){
$slug = explode(“/”,$row->meta_value);
$slug = explode(“.”,$slug[3]);
$wpdb->query(“UPDATE $wpdb->posts SET post_name ='” . $slug[0] . “‘ WHERE ID = $row->post_id”);
$wpdb->print_error();
}
echo “permalinkfixed ! You have Done”;
?>

Now in new tab open your web hosting provider cPanel, open file manager. Upload this file  into public_html directory.

Take a new browser open your blog link like this example –

www.mydomain.com/permalinkfix.php
You will see a message- permalinkfixed ! You have Done.

Step V-
Now import your all blog posts from blogger to word press.

In wordpress Go tools >> Import >> Blogger >>Install Blog importer >> Authorize

This process will ask you for permission to access your blogger account; Click on access button. If you have more than one blog, choose that blog which you want to import. This import process will take less than 1 min (Process depending on size of your blog). This import process import your all posts, labels, comments and authors but it can’t import your blog pages. You have to do it manually.

Now you successfully migrate your blog form blogger to word press without losing page rank and traffic.

Some Other Changes to Do – 

  • Change your word press blog feed burner feed with your blogger feed burner feed. Your new blog feed burner feed will look like – www.mydomain.com/feed
  • Remove blogger blog from search engine. This is very important step otherwise in search engine show same content on two blog pointing two different domain which is really bad. Open blogger >>setting >> basics>>Privacy [Choose NO for both option].
  • Now change your wordpress theme. WordPress Dashboard >> appearance >> themes. you can use any free themes or purchase a premium theme. Use our coupon code get mythemeshop theme at 17.50$
  • Load some essential plugins. Jetpack, Broken link checker, W3 total cache, akismet, wordpress SEO by yoast and many others. For load plugin go Plugins >> Add new >> Search plugin and load / Upload.

In this blogger to wordpress migration process if you face any problem. Just leave a comment below I will feel happy to help you. I hope this post surely help you migrate your blog blogger to wordpress, please spend a little time share this post on social networking site.

Blogger to wordpress migration step by step Guide
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Md. Hamim Mondal
 

Hello Readers, welcome to my Blog MyTrickSchool.com. I'm Md. Hamim Mondal, an entrepreneur Blogger from India. Here I write Blogging, SEO, WordPress and Make Money Online related Posts.

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