How to Move Your Blog From WordPress to Blogger

If you're making a change, it's easy to transition your blog

WordPress is a popular blog platform, offering engaging themes, helpful plug-ins, and a wealth of support for bloggers. However, users occasionally want to move their blog to Google's Blogger platform. Because the platforms use different file formats, the process is a little involved, but it's still possible to convert your WordPress blog to Blogger.

There are serious caveats to keep in mind when moving your WordPress blog to Blogger. Images and other file attachments won't migrate, and you'll have to set up custom redirects manually.

Paper floating from one laptop to another, depicting transferring WordPress blog files to Blogger
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How to Move Your Blog From WordPress to Blogger

If you're sure you want to transfer your blog from WordPress to Blogger, you'll need to export your blog, comments, pages, and posts from WordPress and then import them into Blogger. Here's how:

  1. Go to your WordPress dashboard and select Tools from the menu on the left.

    The Tools heading in settings
  2. Select Export to open the Export Content screen.

    The Export menu item
  3. Next to Export Content, select Export All. You'll see a confirmation that the export was successful and a download link has been sent to your email.

    The Export All button
  4. Download the exported WordPress blog file to your computer and unzip it.

  5. Go to the WordPress to Blogger Converter online tool, navigate to your exported file, and select Upload. You'll get a message that the file was successfully converted, and you'll be prompted to save and download the file.

    Upload the exported WordPress file to the converter tool
  6. Log in to Blogger and create an account, if you haven't already.

    Log into Blogger
  7. Select Settings from the menu on the left and then scroll down to the Manage Blog section.

    The Settings heading
  8. Select Import Content,

    Make sure to toggle on Automatically publish all imported posts and pages.

    The Import content command
  9. Check the Captcha box and select Import again.

    The Import button
  10. Navigate to the converted WordPress blog XML file and select Open. You'll get a message that the import was successful.

    Navigate to the WordPress XML file and select Open
  11. The WordPress XML file will be imported into Blogger. Find your migrated posts, comments, and Pages in your Blogger account.