Good afternoon, all! With all the changes and rumors occurring with Google and their blogging platform, many bloggers – myself included, had considered moving to WordPress permanently. I’ve gone so far as to import my blog into WordPress because if Blogger continues on taking away certain privileges, I will be likely to make the switch. If you are a Blogger who is considering moving, there are two different WordPress platforms. There’s a .com and .org option, the former limits nearly everything (design) and the latter has more options though is also more complicated. (People say that a Blogger should know what they’re doing before jumping into WordPress.org world.) My experience is limited to the .com options. However, that is not the purpose of this post. Back when I wrote a post chronicling the pros and cons of both platforms, Hannah asked if I’d share how Blogger was imported into WordPress.
The process is simple and most of all, it’s been easy to continue adding new posts as I publish them on Blogger plus (yay!), I’ve been able to import all of your comments.
IMPORTING BLOGGER TO WORDPRESS
Step one is creating a WordPress account. This process is similar to Blogger although I fell into a WP account by “accident” after I signed up for a Gravatar profile in order to have an easier time of commenting on friend’s blogs. Either place you enter your information, you’ll end up with a WP blog. A Gravatar page is like your Blogger profile except with Gravatar, you can add a number of links to your page; if you’re on Twitter or Pinterest, the links are easy be add on your profile page.Importing Blogger to WordPress #FWarchives Click To Tweet
Once that’s done, you’ll be able to view your WP “dashboard.”
- First step is finding the “tools” button on your left sidebar
- from there, the “import” page.
- click the “blogger” link.
Next, they ask you to “authorize” the import.
Finally, you’ll come to the page that will display the progress of the import. Soon as the “initial” import is done, if you continue to use Blogger, on this page, you’ll also see where it says, “reset importer.” This allows bloggers to continuously move (or import) their Blogger information into WP.
…and voila, you are now ready to blog on a WordPress platform. Whew! I hope after all that, something made sense. Happy Thursday – and happy Blogging!