25 April 2012

How to move your blog from Blogspot to WordPress.com

[Chapter: DIY + tutorials]

Here are the steps:

  • Create a backup for your Blogspot blog.
  • Sign up for a free blog at wordpress.com and set yourself up and get acquainted with the blogging platform. Delete the first (default) post and comment.
  • At WordPress, to import from Blogger (posts, comments and categories), select Manage > Import and Import Blogger.
  • Images – You will have to download all your images at Blogger to the new WordPress blog and you can upload only one image at a time. Remember to change the url of the image location on each post. If you have lots and lots of images, this step will take up A LOT of your time and you should consider forgoing some of the images.
  • Internal links – If there are internal backlinks within some of your Blogspot posts, then at WordPress.com, you will need to manually update those posts with the new links. For e.g. Post #2 contains a link to Post #1, so you will have to edit Post #2 so as to change the new url of Post #1.
  • YouTube videos – To include videos from YouTube in your posts at WordPress, click the Code tab and paste the embed code, write your text then hit Save or Publish at once. Don’t click Visual.

    Video resizing can be done within the embed code, e.g. width=350, height=288 or width=400, height=329.

Note: As with Blogger, there are limitations in functions when you are using a free blog hosting service like WordPress.com, which is not surprising. Still, there are many happy bloggers (over 2 million actually) out there with their free WordPress blogs, so explore and enjoy!

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Comments (4)   2008.01.11


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  1. From tea time and roses

    Clara thank you so much!!! You are a real treasure…the info is so helpful! I had no idea what to do, but wow it is a lot clearer now! Thank you so much!! You have a fabulous weekend!



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    2008.01.11 @ 1:08 pm

  2. From Isobel

    Hi Clara!
    What a great tutorial. I am indeed very happy with my change from Blogger to WordPress. :)
    Have a great week.

    2008.01.14 @ 8:17 am

  3. From Mslovely101

    I am currently in the process of moving to wordpress. I hope I am doing it the right way. I already was messing with or messing up my advanced DNS settings in yahoo. I am importing my blog to wordpress from blogger today.Wish me luck.I really appreciate this informative post.

    2009.02.27 @ 3:35 am

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