You may have often came across the key term’ Blogger’, which is usually defined as a freeware blog publishing tool ,presented by Google and is considered as a magnificent platform for all those who have just initiated blogging. You can quite effortlessly use the blogging tool set for writing your blogs. But, however it has one significant limitation that it doesn’t support such innumerable features which required you have a sound control on your blog.
On the contrary, if we compare a Blogger with the WordPress, which is also one of the most potent and easiest blogging as well as website content management system, it offers an innumerable number of features which not only allows you to easily customized your blog but also these features considerably allows you to have a sound and proper control on your blog.
It is often upright, if you wish to migrate a blog to the WordPress platform, so as to offer it a sound customization, whenever you will initiate receiving good amount of network traffic as well as significant level of visitors to your blog. But while doing so, be ensure to keep the old blogs as well, i.e. don’t delete the old written blogs, else all the re-directed hyperlinks fails to work appropriately.Emphasized below are the 6 strategic steps that one needs to follow efficiently so as to migrate a blog from a blogger to a WordPress platform in an efficient manner.
Let’s Discuss Them Briefly One-by-one:
1. Register Yourself On The WordPress Platform:
The foremost step, you need to follow while migrating a blog to the WordPress platform is to Register Yourself on the WordPress Platform. That implies to the simple fact that, if currently you did not owe a domain on WordPress, then register for it quite significantly from a third-party host service like GoDaddy, HostGator and many more.
It is always advisable to receipt the services of a renowned hosting company. To name a few, Blue Host , Siteground and many more are few such renowned WordPress Hosting Service Providers, registering with which you are highly liable to register for domain at absolute no cost and along with quite reasonable hosting plans . After successful sign-up for Domain Name and Hosting service, you will tend to install WordPress in your respective hosting account.
2. Export Your Blog From The Blogger Site:
Once successfully registering with WordPress Domain and hosting service, you are highly liable to export your Blog from the Blogger site. This strategic step enables you to export the whole and comprehensive content of your Blog. So, or this, you need to log-in the Blogger account with your valid credentials and then direct to your Dashboard.
Next, hit the ‘Settings’ tab and then click on ‘Other’ tab. Here you will directed to a new page, which contains ‘Import and Backup’ option. Next hit the ‘Back up Content’, so as to efficiently export the Blog Content. After this, a new dialog box will pop-up, which requires you to hit the option ‘Save to Your Computer’. In this way, the blog content will be successfully downloaded to your system and is in XML format.
3. Import Your Blog From WordPress Platform:
For importing your blog from WordPress Platform, go to the ‘Admin’ tab of the WordPress platform, using your valid credentials which you have received while registering with the Hosting Service Provider. After this, move to the ‘Tools’ option and then hit the ‘Import’ option and then choose the ‘Blogger’ tool considerably.
This will then gain pop-up a new dialog box, asking you for installing all the Blogs posted on blogger to the WordPress platform. Once the download and installment of blogger importer plug-in has been completed, then you need to select ‘Activate Plugin and Run Importer’ and hit it to get activated. Besides this, you will be directed to another page linking to the Google Account, where you have to validate your credentials in the WordPress Platform for accessing your Blogger account in a significant manner. Next, hit on the ‘Allow Access’ tab, where you will be required to upload the Extensible Markup Language (XML) file, you had already imported.
At times, this may also be possible that the size of uploaded blog may be higher than the prescribed limit, then you get an error message depicting that you will be required to enhance the Maximum upload limit. On the contrary, if the blog size is appropriate and with-in limit, then all your blog posts will initiate uploading in a subsequent manner along with assigning an appropriate author name to all the posts.
4. Set All The Permalinks To The WordPress Blog:
One of the most amazing functionality of WordPress Platform is that you are allowed to create SEO friendly uniform resource locators (URL’s) of each one of the independent blog posted on WordPress. This distinctive URL is basically referred to as ‘Permalink’. Since, you are aimed at importing all your blogs from Blogger, you have been aided the functionality of keeping the URL structure quite same as that of a Blogger. You can easily set-up Permalinks by making use of ‘Settings’ option tab. Then, select ‘Permalinks’ tab and then hit ‘Month and Name’ to be the permalink URL structure of the WordPress Blog.
5. Configure Re-direct Option For All The Blog Visitors To Your Posts On The WordPress Platform:
This is one of the most prominent strategy that solely aims at preventing at losing all your visitors from the Blogger Platform. For this, what you are required to do is to configure re-direct option from the old posts to the new posts. This redirection in totality will send a notification to all the blog posts and search engines of the new re-directions to the WordPress platform.
For this, select ‘Plugins’ tab on the WordPress platform and hit on ‘Add New’ tab and then traverse for plug-in named ‘ Blogger to WordPress Redirection’. Next, select ‘Blogger to WordPress ‘plugin and install it on your system. Similarly, when you are directed to next page, here you will be required to select ‘Active Plugin’. Next, select ‘Tools’ and opt for ‘Blogger to WordPress’ redirection. Additionally, you can hit on ‘Start Configuration’, which will significantly give you the “Redirection Code”.
6. Configure Re-direction For All The RSS Feeds:
This strategic step is quite vital, so as to inform all your subscribers on the Blogger platform to recognize that now you have redirected or migrated to the ‘WordPress’ platform. This is the main reason that you are required to configure re-direction from the Blogger RSS feed to the WordPress RSS Feed.
For setting this functionality, just sign-in the Blogger platform and move to ‘Settings’ option and then select ‘Other’. Then, in the Option ‘post feed Redirect URL’ just specify the URL of the WordPress Feed.
This is all about the 6 strategic steps to migrate a Blog from a Blogger on a WordPress Platform quite significantly.