Hi Charles, The simple process for migrating a Blogger site to WordPress is:
- Export your Blogger site by visiting Settings > Other in your Blogger account.
- Import your Blogger content to your WordPress site by visiting Tools > Import in your WordPress admin area.
Before you begin, it’s a good idea to ensure you’ve got a solid backup of your WordPress site, just in case something goes wrong during the migration process and you want to revert back to the current version of your site.
To begin the migration process, first export your Blogger content. Log into your Blogger dashboard and go to: Settings > Other. Under the ‘Import & back up’ section, click the ‘Back up Content’ button. In the popup that appears, click the ‘Save to your computer’ button.
This will create and download an XML file to your computer that contains all your Blogger content.
Once the download is complete, you’ll import it into your WordPress site.
Log into your WordPress dashboard and visit Tools > Import. On the Import page, choose Blogger from the list of available importers. A popup should appear, asking you to install the ‘Blogger to WordPress’ importer. You’ll need to click the Install button to complete the process.
Next, WordPress will download and install the Blogger Importer plugin for you. When it’s finished installing, be sure to click the ‘Activate’ button and then click, ‘Run Importer’ to continue.
At this point, WordPress will ask you to upload the XML file that you downloaded to your computer in the first part of this process.
Click the ‘Choose File’ button and upload the XML file. Then, click the ‘Upload file and import’ button to start the import process.
WordPress will then import your Blogger posts, one at a time. When it’s finished, you’ll be asked to assign an Author to the imported posts. You can either assign your Blogger posts to an existing author (yourself) or create a new Author account.
That should do it, but if you feel it’s too much to tackle, don’t sweat it! The experts at Codeable take care of migrations like this all the time.
Hope this helps!