There has been a constant battle about which platform is better. Since this is the first step to share the thoughts with the world, one needs as much hand holding as possible. Here are my top 5 differences between Bloggers and WordPress:
Point 4- Switching from Blogger to wordpress can be easy. So, here is the entire step by step process mentioned below for easily migrating from Blogger to WordPress.
About The Author of these tricks and tips:
Rahul Gupta is a professional blogger for post two years. He loves to write about technology, blogging, and SEO. He is the CEO & Founder of a multi-niche blog CrunchyTricks. Till date he has written over 240+ articles for CrunchyTricks.
1. Download WordPress on new account
This is the first basic step in which you have to install WordPress on your new hosting account to make your process of migration simple and easy. This can be easily done by just one click facility available on this platform. So, once you install WordPress on your new account the things will start getting a bit technical and tricky. This will get much clear in further steps.
2. Start importing all your Blogger content to WordPress
Now this is the main step of this migration process as you will be moving your old content to a new platform. So, for this process simply go to admin page of your WordPress and visit tools option and in this select the word “import”. Now on the import page just click on Blogger and this will show you a popup to install the Blogger to WordPress importer.
Finally, click on install and now WordPress will download the Blogger Importer plugin for you. Click on activate plugin and everything is done.
3. Setup permalinks which match with previous ones
Permalinks are the links used to building various URL structures of individual pages. The best feature of WordPress is that it comes with an opportunity to set up SEO friendly structures and in this case you will be importing content from one platform to another, so this requires a URL structure to be much similar to your previous platform.
Therefore, to set permalinks just go to settings and select “permalink” option and after this always choose month and name as your permalink structure.
4. Set up redirection page and RSS feeds
Now this is the most important and crucial step in this process of migration. Therefore, it is very important to set up proper redirection page so you’re your users are easily redirected to your new website that is WordPress.
The main aim of setting redirection page is that users always want to use exactly the same page on new site which they were using on the previous one. Therefore, for setting a redirection page you will need to redirect visitors to your new website page.
Another important aspect in migration is for RSS users who are subscribed to your blog by RSS and will continue to get in touch with you after you move to new platform. Now you do this by logging into your Blogger account and go to settings-other page option-select site feed section and click on add link. Now here you can enter your new site’s feed address.
5. Finally import images and archives to WordPress
Finally by doing all the above steps, now you just have to transfer all your media files, images and archive folders from Blogger to WordPress and this will be easily done by WordPress importer. You can easily transfer your archive folder just by saving your .htaccess file from your old Blogger to WordPress.
So, the above explanation will definitely help you to make a decision of migration from Blogger to WordPress without any hassles.