It is free software and has the entire features that you need to grow your blog.
When you migrate your site to the WordPress self-hosted platform than in the real meaning you became the owner of your blog.
In this article, I am going to show you how to migrate (switch) your blog from blogger to a WordPress self-hosted platform without losing any traffic, ranking and subscribers, etc.
Why you need to switch your website from blogger to WordPress platform?
It has poor and limited features those are not so helpful to grow your blog and from the last few years, it’s not so popular for blogging.
So for getting the better features, you should have to switch to WordPress for grow your blog significantly.
Earning limitation: Blogger has limits to earn money from blogging when you have a blog on blogger. If you want to grow your business and earn more money then you should switch your site on the WordPress.
How to switch your blog from blogger website to WordPress?
Step1: Get a domain name and web hosting
If you are already using custom domain name then you don’t need to buy a domain name. If you still using Blogspot free domain then you need to buy a domain name.
You can get a domain name from GoDaddy or Namecheap both are the good domain name registrar.
I recommend you to get the hosting from the Bluehost because it’s recommended by WordPress to take hosting from Bluehost you will also get a free domain name.
Now more than over 2 million websites hosted on the Bluehost. It is one of the best web hosting service provider.
You can buy Bluehost hosting basic plan from $2.95 month.
You can read this article to know how to buy Bluehost hosting for WordPress.
After bringing the hosting you can easily install WordPress just from one click on Bluehost.
After setup the WordPress account, then it’s good to go for the next step in the tutorial.
Now you can start the migration process.
Step2: Download The Blogger XML File
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Step3: Import XML File to WordPress
For this, you need to login to your WordPress dashboard then go to the “Tool” option then select “Import” where you have to click on the blogger option.
One it will be downloaded and installed by WordPress then simply you have to click on the “active plugin rum importer” then continue.
Now you need to click on the “Choose file” button and select the XML file which you downloaded from the blogger. Then click on the “upload file and import” button.
You can simply choose your name here only if you are the only user of your site.
Now you have successfully uploaded your blogger content on the WordPress site.
I know you don’t want to lose your ranking and subscribers because nobody wants to lose them.
You need to make a more little adjustment to switch all them to your new WordPress site.
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Step 4: Redirect your blogger posts
You can easily redirect all the traffic, visitors and older pages to the new WordPress site when someone uses your older URL to reach you they redirect to the new WordPress site.
So let’s get started, how to redirect your blogger traffic to WordPress.
That’s mean when someone uses your older blogger URL to and posts they will land to your new WordPress website.
You need to do little HTML code transfer if you don’t know about anything HTML.
Then it’s ok because it’s very simple.
Once installed the plugin click on the “active” option.
Now copy the code that code you need to paste into the blogger to start Redirection,
Then replace the blogger code with WordPress code, which copied.
After replacing blogger code with the WordPress code.
Then click on the “Save Theme” button to activate the redirection.
You can also check its working or not, just go your browser and paste any blogger page URL in browser tab then you see you are redirected to WordPress site.
Congratulation, you completely redirect your traffic to the WordPress site.
Permalink helps to make SEO friendly URL for the site.
Make sure when you redirect your blog from blogger to WordPress. Pages URL should be like the same as were on blogger in WordPress.
For this, you have to go to the “Settings” panel of your WordPress then select the “Permalink settings” and there select the month and name option.
Now your pages URL still work like blogger.
Step 6: Redirect Your Feeds
Now you also need to redirect your blogger blog feed subscribes to the new WordPress site.
It is very important to redirect subscribers to the new site because nobody wants to loss their subscribers.
You need to go the blogger “Setting” option then click on the “Other” option
Where you see the “Site Feed” click on the “Add Link” of post feed redirect URL then next to “Post Feed Redirect URL” where you need to paste your WordPress site feed URL.
Usually, it will be www. Yourdomain.com/feed
Then click on “Save Settings” to apply the change.
Hi, I am Kundan Sharma Founder of this blog Blogging Spark. I’m a passionate Blogger and Digital Marketer. Who share useful content that helps you to build a profitable Blog to make passive income online.