How To Move From Blogger To WordPress: Part 2
If you have followed my previous post “How To Move From Blogger To WordPress: Part 1”, you are now ready with WXR file. It is the time to move to WordPress.
- Step 2: Change your DNS settings
Change the DNS setting of your domain from
ghs.google.com to the name server of your webhost. It will take sometime (few hours) to update your DNS records. Keep on checking your domain periodically to see the changes.
When DNS settings will get updated you will not able see your Blogger blog anymore by visiting your domain name. Log to your webhost and install WordPress.
- Step 3: Set Your WordPress Blog
Change URL structure. Import your WXR file. For this go to Tools > Import and select WordPress and browse your WXR file.
Done! You have successfully migrated. But, this is not the end. The real game begins now. You have to check all the things once again!!
- Step 4: Back to Blogger
Go back to your Blogger dashboard. Rename your blog, switch back to a BlogSpot domain, and hide it from search.
Go to layout section. Here switch your template to Classic mode and redirect it to your wordpress blog (see more about redirection).
You can even delete your blog from Blogger; still I would suggest you to keep it. Hence, you can go back whenever you feel so.
- Step5: Customize your WordPress blog
Install some useful plug-in and widgets. Must install XML Sitemap generator plug-in. Generate a sitemap and submit it to Google etc.
You should also add some static pages (like : about, blogroll,contact etc.). This feature is missing with Blogger. You can also join my BlogRoll as well.
I will suggest you to follow these steps carefully. You should try these things first with a test blog. If you don’t want to spend money on purchasing webspace, try some free hosts or ask your friends who have some extra webspace and bandwidth 😉
Please, leave your comments if you face any problem. Happy Blogging with WordPress.