You’re done being a novice blogger. You’re also done bounding yourself with limited options Blogger provides for successful blogging. WordPress is your next level. Why this CMS exactly? Determining yourself as a medium-pro blogger means using a bit more than just efficient basis for creating bright and readable/watchable-at-ease content.
When the final decision of Blogger to WordPress migration is made, pay a meticulous attention to if you’re running this process in the right direction.
In the end, what can go possibly wrong when migrating from Blogger to WordPress?
Preparation part is missed
When switching platforms, make sure you’re migrating the right content. This is your the very starting point from which every further move depends on.
Don’t forget to analyze your Blogger content and see what’s worth transferring and what’s not. If there is irrelevant or obsolete data, you don’t need it to be enlisted on the pages of your new blog. Make sure you’ve installed WordPress (which one to choose? WordPress.org or WordPress.com?) and launched your blog here (but with minimum customizations).
You don’t want important data loss, don’t you? Eventually, you should take care of your content properly. Export your Blogger blog by downloading all the content compressed into XML file (this option can be found under Blogger’s ‘Settings’ → ‘Other’) into your computer .
How to migrate Blogger to WordPress automatedly keeping everything in mind?
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Anyway, how to perform proper migration without missing and confusing everything? CMS2CMS WordPress plugin might provide you with such type of service. The tool will help you to transfer automatically:
- Internal Links
Plus, there are additional options:
- Migration of SEO aliases;
- Fix of broken relationships in the database
- Fix of internal links after migration
All You need is:
-to set up CMS2CMS account (or login via Google+ or Facebook);
-indicate the URL of your Blogger blog and the URL of your WordPress blog (or you can try CMS2CMS test WordPress website);
-Install bridge files to your new WordPress website to make a connection. Don’t forget to install FTP like Filezilla, to proceed (Here’s a video below on how properly install bridge file).
Note that the theme isn’t migrated. After the switch, it’s recommended to apply the new theme to give your blog a breezy look.
Want to try before buy? Here is such option. You can check how the process works, launch Demo Migration first.
No URL Redirect
For the proper content migration from Blogger, set up the permalinks (URL of an individual page) in WordPress as close, as you had them in Blogger.
For instance, if you had permalinks in Blogger which indicated the year, month and the name of the post, it’s recommended to recreate the same structure in WordPress. For instance:
The same thing is needed to be done in WordPress (you can use custom URL pattern):
Inform Search Engines
To inform users and search engines about your transfer, a 301 redirect should be done. You can do it with the help of coding in Blogger template files or you might look for some plugins like, ‘Blogger 301 Redirect’ or maybe some alternatives.
We hope that this walkthrough will help you to avoid flaws during and after the migration process. With CMS2CMS the process of switching Blogger to WordPress will help you to get your hands faster on your brand new WordPress blog 😉
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