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How to Switch from Blogger to WordPress without Losing Google Rankings

Do you want to migrate your blog from Blogger to WordPress?

While Blogger is a neat free tool to start blogging, many beginners soon realize its limitations, and they want to switch to WordPress to get access to more powerful features.

In this article, we will show you how to properly switch from Blogger to WordPress without losing Google rankings.

Switching from Blogger to WordPress

Why Move From Blogger to WordPress?

Blogger is a popular blogging platform created by Google. It allows anyone to create a free blog using their Google account.

However, many beginners soon realize that there are a lot of limitations on what they can do with their free Blogger blog.

WordPress, on the other hand, gives you complete ownership of your website. It also allows you to add necessary features to grow and monetize your blog. We have created a detailed side-by-side comparison of WordPress vs Blogger.

It’s important to note that when we say WordPress, we are talking about self-hosted WordPress.org which should NOT be confused with WordPress.com, which is a hosted solution that has its own limitations. For details, see our article on the difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.

WordPress.org is the popular “WordPress” platform that you have likely heard about because it powers 43% of all websites on the internet.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to properly move from Blogger to WordPress while preserving your Google search rankings and website traffic.

Here are the exact steps that we will use to transfer from Blogger to WordPress:

  1. Sign up with WordPress hosting company.
  2. Export your Blogger blog
  3. Import Blogger to WordPress
  4. Setup permalinks on your new WordPress blog.
  5. Setup redirects for Blogger visitors to WordPress posts
  6. Moving Other content from Blogger to WordPress
  7. Things to do after migrating from Blogger to WordPress

Ready? Let’s get started.

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Step 0. Before You Start

To get started with WordPress, you would need a domain name and web hosting.

For a quick reminder, a domain name is your website’s address that people type to get to your blog, and web hosting is where your website files are stored. Both of these are a MUST HAVE to create any type of blog or website.

With that said, we recommend using Bluehost. They are one of the largest hosting companies in the world, and they are an officially recommended WordPress hosting partner.

Because WPBeginner is the largest WordPress resource site, they have agreed to offer our readers a free domain name and a 60% discount on hosting. Basically, you can get started for just $2.75 per month.

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If for some reason you would prefer to with a Bluehost alternative, then we recommend using either SiteGround or Hostinger because both are excellent solutions.

Once you have signed up for WordPress hosting and set up your domain name, the next step is to install WordPress on your hosting account.

If you signed up with Bluehost using our link above, then WordPress will be automatically installed for you.

If you used a different WordPress hosting, then you need to install WordPress by following our ultimate guide on how to install WordPress.

After you have installed WordPress, it is time to move your content from Blogger to WordPress.

Bonus Free Offer: Since a lot of you asked for this, we are now offering a free Blogger to WordPress migration service as part of our free WordPress blog setup service. This means one of our expert team members will do the entire migration for you (100% free). Yes, you can literally switch from Blogger to WordPress without any risk.

Note: Our free blogger migration service is for smaller blogs that have less than 1000 blog posts. We can offer a migration service for larger blogger sites, but that will be a paid service.

However, if you are someone who likes learning and doing things yourself, then you can follow our step-by-step tutorial below.

Step 1. Export Your Blogger Blog

The first thing you need to do is export your Blogger blog’s content. You can do this by logging into your Blogger dashboard and going to Settings » Other page. Under the ‘Import & back up’ section, you need to click on the ‘Back up Content’ button.

Export your Blogger content

This will bring up a popup showing what exactly is included in the Blogger backup.

You need to click on the ‘Save to your computer’ button.

Save backup content to your computer

Your Blogger blog’s content will be downloaded to your computer in an XML file. Once the download is complete, it is time to import your Blogger content into your WordPress site.

Step 2. Import Blogger to WordPress

To start importing your Blogger site into WordPress, you need to login to your WordPress admin area and visit Tools » Import.

On the Import page, go ahead and click on the ‘Install Now’ link below Blogger.

Install Blogger importer for WordPress

WordPress will now download and install the Blogger Importer plugin for you.

Once it is finished installing, you would need to click on the ‘Run Importer’ link to continue.

Run Blogger importer

On the Import Blogger screen, WordPress will ask you to upload the XML file. This is the file that you downloaded in Step 1.

Simply click on the choose file button and upload the XML file you downloaded earlier. Next, you need to click on the ‘Upload file and import’ button to continue.

Upload the file to import

WordPress will now upload the import file. If your import file is too large, then you may see an error that your file size is too large. In this case, you would need to increase your maximum file upload limit. If your file is small, then you won’t see any errors.

Next, you will be asked to assign posts to an author. If you had multiple authors on your Blogger blog, then you can create a new user account for each author. You can also assign these posts to existing authors on your WordPress site.

Assign authors

After making your selection, click on the submit button to continue.

WordPress will now import all content from the Blogger export file to your WordPress site. You can view the content by visiting Posts » All Posts page.

Imported content on your WordPress blog

Step 3. Setting up Permalinks

Permalinks is the term used for URL structure of individual pages. WordPress comes with a feature that allows you to set up SEO friendly URL structure. Since you are importing content from Blogger, you need your URL structure to be as close to your Blogger URL structure as possible.

To set permalinks, you need to go to Settings » Permalinks screen in your WordPress dashboard and choose the custom structure option. After that, you need to add the following text in the box next to the custom structure field.

/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

Setting up permalinks

This permalink structure makes your blog posts URLs similar to the URLs on your old Blogger blog.

However, sometimes your blog post URL also known as slug in WordPress will not match the slugs used by Blogger.

To fix this, you will need to create and run a little code snippet. Please see our guide on how to copy and paste code snippets in WordPress.

You will need to add this code to your WordPress theme’s functions.php file.

add_action( 'init', 'wpb_update_slug' );

function wpb_update_slug() {
global $wpdb;
$result = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT post_id, meta_value FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = 'blogger_permalink' ");
$wpdb->print_error();
foreach ($result as $row){
$slug = explode("/",$row->meta_value);
$slug = explode(".",$slug[3]);
$wpdb->query("UPDATE $wpdb->posts SET post_name ='$slug[0]' WHERE ID = '$row->post_id' ");
}
echo "DONE";

}

After saving the code, you just need to visit any page on your WordPress site to trigger this script.

Note: After the script has run, don’t forget to delete it from your functions.php file because it only needs to run once.

Bonus Free Offer: Don’t want to deal with code? We have got you covered. Since a lot of you asked for this, we are now offering free Blogger to WordPress migration service as part of our free WordPress blog setup service.

This means one of our expert team member will do the entire migration for you (100% free). Yes, you can literally switch from Blogger to WordPress without any risk.

Step 4. Setup Redirects from Blogger to WordPress

The most important step in moving any website is to setup proper redirection, so you don’t lose any existing traffic or SEO rankings.

The crucial part of the redirection is to make sure that your users land on exactly the same page on the new site which they were trying to access on the old site. At the same time, we also need to ensure that search engines understand that your website is moved to this new location.

To do that, you need to install and activate the Blogger to WordPress Redirection plugin. For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Tools » Blogger to WordPress Redirection page and click on the ‘Start Configuration’ button.

Get the redirection code

The plugin will now detect the URL of your Blogger blog and show you the option to Get Redirection Code. Go ahead and click on the ‘Get Code’ button next to your Blogger URL.

It will now generate a code snippet that you need to properly redirect users from your Blogger blog to your new WordPress site.

Next, you need to login to your Blogger dashboard and go to the ‘Themes’ page. Under your blog preview image, you need to click on the ‘Edit HTML’ button.

Edit Blogger theme

Blogger will now display the custom HTML code for your theme. If you made any customizations to your Blogger theme, then you may want to copy the code and save it on your computer as a backup.

Otherwise, you can just go ahead and delete everything. After that, copy the code displayed by the plugin on your WordPress site and paste it into your Blogger theme editor.

Save your redirection code

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save theme’ button to store your changes.

Next, we need to set up redirects for mobile users.

You need to go back to the Themes page on your Blogger blog’s dashboard. This time you need to click on the gear button below the mobile preview of your blog.

Change mobile theme settings

This will bring up a popup where you need to select ‘No. Show desktop theme on mobile devices’ option and click on the save button.

Disable mobile theme

That’s all, your Blogger blog will now redirect all your blog visitors to your new WordPress blog.

As an alternate, you can also use All in One SEO (AIOSEO) to redirect posts and pages from Blogger to WordPress. The plugin offers a powerful redirection manager feature that lets you set up full site redirects.

Plus, you can enable 404 error tracking and catch any broken links that may occur when moving your site to WordPress. This will help improve the user experience and you won’t lose keyword rankings.

Step 5. Moving Other Content from Blogger to WordPress

In this step, we will move other remaining content from Blogger to WordPress. This may require some manual work depending on the settings/content of your blog.

1. Moving pages from Blogger to WordPress

WordPress’ Blogger importer tool only import posts from Blogger and ignores pages. To move your pages into WordPress, you will have to edit each page in your blogger blog, copy its contents, and then manually create a page in WordPress.

To learn more about pages, see our article on the difference between posts vs pages in WordPress.

Now you will come across another issue. The blogger pages have URLs that look like this:

http://example.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html

Your WordPress page URL will look like this:

http://example.com/about-us

To fix this you will need to use the All in One SEO (AIOSEO) plugin. For instructions, please see our beginner’s guide on creating redirects in WordPress.

2. Widgets

Just like Blogger, WordPress themes also utilize widgets to add content to your blog’s sidebar. To add widgets, you need to visit Appearance » Widgets page on your WordPress dashboard and simply drag / drop widgets into sidebars.

For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to add and use widgets in WordPress.

If you’re looking for a specific widget that you don’t see in WordPress by default, then you likely need a WordPress plugin. You can search WPBeginner’s best WordPress plugin category to find the functionality that you’re looking for.

3. RSS Feeds

Search engines and users who subscribed to your blog posts via RSS feeds will still be able to find your blog. However, they will not get any new content.

To fix this, you need to visit Settings » Other page under your Blogger account. Next, you need to click on the ‘Add’ link next to Post Feed Redirect URL and add your WordPress feed.

Your WordPress feed URL will look like this:

http://yoursite.com/feed

Redirect Blogger feed

Step 6. Things to do After Migrating from Blogger to WordPress

Now that you have successfully moved your Blogger blog to WordPress, let’s take a look at what else you can do to improve your blog.

We have created a checklist of the most important things you need to do after installing WordPress.

WordPress is quite easy to use. However, you’ll occasionally discover new things that you may need help with. This is where WPBeginner comes in.

WPBeginner is the largest free WordPress resource site in the world. We regularly publish tutorials and guides written specifically for bloggers and small businesses.

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We hope this article helped you switch from Blogger to WordPress without affecting your Google search rankings. You may also want to see our ultimate step by step WordPress SEO guide for beginners, and our expert pick of the best WordPress plugins to help grow your blog.

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  1. Ok I’m on step #3 and I’m to the part where I select WPbeginner on my blogger page but I don’t have anywhere to select this, all I have is an option to select the order the page shows up in which is currently 0.

    • I had the same issue. The problem was I had put my wpb-blogger.php file into the /public_html/wp-content/themes/ folder instead of in the folder of the specific theme I was currently using. Perhaps the tutorial could state this a little more clearly?

  2. Hi, I just did the same as what is written here, but when i searched google for a post and clicked that Link i am seeing a 404 Not Found Page

  3. How to solve this?

    Oops! That page can’t be found.

    It looks like nothing was found at this location. Maybe try one of the links below or a search?

  4. Assalam-u-Alaikum brother Syed Balkhi
    When I install blogger importer in wp and then I click Tools>import so I face this error.
    Please tell me what happened and how to solve it.
    Jazak-Allah and Thanks.

    • I completed all the steps as written. No problem. The one issue I have is that if anyone goes to click on a link from facebook or twitter to read that specific blog article, it takes them to the main WordPress blog page not to that individual blog. Then, they would have to actually search for it by name on the right column. How can this be fixed please? I’ve spent nearly a day trying to figure this out. Thanks.

  5. Cheers for this. Almost everything worked great and I didn’t have to do Step 5 as the Blogger importer did it for me. The only gripe I have is that the Blogger importer stalled at the end and it didn’t finish off. Aside from that, redirection works like a charm.

    Thanks for the great tutorial.

  6. i don’t understand I am stuck at the step where i change my blogger template to classic and go into the edit html…i cannot find http://www.example.com in my web address…what am I doing wrong ?? please help ! note i don’t have my own domain name its like
    ” xyz.blogspot.com”
    please help !

  7. I completed all the steps as written. No problem. The one issue I have is that if anyone goes to click on a link from facebook or twitter to read that specific blog article, it takes them to the main WordPress blog page not to that individual blog. Then, they would have to actually search for it by name on the right column. How can this be fixed please? I’ve spent nearly a day trying to figure this out. Thanks.

  8. I have completed the transfer and it all seems great except when I google specific posts it directs me to my new wordpress but the link leads you to one of my wordpress pages, not the individual post. Did I miss a step?

  9. This is really helpful. But I am not able to find the permalinks under settings in WP. Where should I change my permalinks?
    Thanks

  10. Thank you for a wonderful tutorial. After reading many of the comments and double checking things I still have a question. The redirect links on my blogger site are working great. All my posts have a link now that takes them to my new wordpress site. The problem is when I get there instead of taking me to the matching post my wordpress site says:
    “Well this is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it? It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching, or one of the links below, can help.”
    Everything imported correctly and the posts are there. What part did I do wrong? I have the blogger page made and uploaded my php file via filezilla without a problem. I even found a plugin to let me exclude pages from my sites navigation bar. This is my first time ever typing code of any kind could that be the problem? I am just wondering what I need to do from here.

  11. Great article – thanks. Just one issue I’m having is that I have to use custom permalinks in WordPress so they don’t match from blogger:
    WP: [domain]/%year%/%postname%/
    Blogger: [domain]/%year%/%month%/%postname%.html

    Any idea where/how I can change this?

  12. Please make sure that you have modified the blogger template correctly and that it is redirecting users to the blogger page on your WordPress site.

    Also make sure that the blogger page is using the wpb-blogger.php file as its template.

    If all of this seems right, then check the URL you are directed to and compare it with the post’s URL on your WordPress site. Report back with more information and we will try to figure this out.

    • Ooops. I forgot to make the page. Now its all fine. Works perfectly! Is it safe to hide or delete the page now?

  13. Thanks for these instructions, I have to admit i have four this a HUGE learning curve. Ive followed all of your steps to the letter, but now am at the end of Step 3. I have created a new page, but don’t get the WP Beginner Blogger option on drop down. Did I miss a step somewhere. any help would be much appreciated.

  14. Thanks for this tutorial. I did all steps above but there is something wrong with redirection. My new wordpress blog is on sub directory of my online shop (shopurl/blog) but if I visit old post on blogger it will redirect me to my root domain (online shop) and not to my wordpress blog post. My old blogger was on sub domain of this same online shop (blog.shopurl).

  15. Hi, I had recently started on blogger and now trying to make the switch to wordpress. I am trying to import blogger content to wordpress but having issues. When I am on blogger>setting>blog tools and I click on export blog, and click on the option to “download blog” an error comes up saying “safari could not update this feed because the source file is no longer available”. How do I fix this so that the contents I have on blogger is moved to wordpress? thank you!

  16. Hi! Thanks for your tutorial! Everything worked great, except redirects from blogger post to wordpress post. I have online store on some other platform and separate installation for wordpress blog on subdir of my online store. My blogger blog is on http://www.blog.mywebstoreurl.com. Now I am moving from custom blogger domain to wordpress subdir on my website: http://www.mywebstoreurl.com/blog/. I did all steps above but when I open old blogger post it will redirect me to my website root (www.mywebstoreurl.com) not even to blog (www.mywebstoreurl.com/blog/). If I open old blogger root page it will redirect me OK to http://www.mywebstoreurl.com/blog/. I hope I didn’t complicate it too much:) Any idea?

  17. I’ve followed your instructions but still can’t get my embed videos back,,
    can you tell me how to fix it??

    • Is there any update on this? I realize you’re not my personal support line ;) but I do need to find a fix for this ASAP… :(

    • I have the same problem. Mobile version is still showing. Also when using an old article link it reffers only to the home page of the new wordpress site. Hoping for help.

  18. This is fantastic and works like a charm without loading in more plugins. Thank you! However…. When I visit the site on my iphone, it doesn’t redirect me. Is this because it’s a mobile verion of the blogger site? Is there a way to catch that too?

  19. Adrain you should remove it from your site’s navigation menus or sidebars. The purpose of this page is to redirect users coming from blogger to correct posts in WordPress.

    Making a page private will make it inaccessible. This means users coming from blogger will not be redirected.

  20. After creating the page labeled “Blogger” and using the WP Beginner theme, what is the purpose of the page and should it be displaying anything? When I click on it I just see a white screen.

      • Is there something wrong if it leads me to a blank white screen when I click on the blogger tab? Can I make it private or should it remain visible? Thanks!

  21. This article was helpful, but I do have an issue. I want to add a “blog” menu tab that will then allow clients to be on my site and read additional posts. How can I get my posts to show up when I add a new page?

    • I wanted to reply to my earlier post, because I found out what the issue was. The new WordPress blog is hosted on Hostgator, and that particular host has some changes that need to be made in order for this Blogger–>Wordpress technique to function correctly. If you contact tech support there, they can assist with it.

      • Can you tell me what exactly they did, or do you have no idea? I also have hostgator, would love to know.

  22. Hi, thank you for this post! The instructions were very easy to follow. Everything has worked perfectly for me. However, once I tested a link from my old blogger site, I received a 404 not found error. I’ve tried several posts and receive the same error. If I do a site search, the old post comes right up. Any advice?

  23. I have a blogger blog having custom domain name. I followed all the steps above..but the issue is still my blogger post redirected to home page(wordpress blog) only..Plz help..

  24. Sorry – I’ve fixed it. The main issue for other users is finding the right folder to put the php folder in. Not easy and you may have to contact your host support as I did.

  25. I do have another question as well…do you know how I can move my blog followers to wordpress site? is there a plugin?

  26. This is a very helpful post…thank much for sharing…I have a question here,….this will move only the post, comments and the media right? but it does not do anything to move the blog pages to the wordpress….is there a way to move the pages and it’s contents as well?

    I still didn’t do the redirection …as I was not sure if I need to do more changes with respect to the pages in wordpress.

    Please help.

  27. I have followed your instructions up to the point before saving the php file. I went into Edit HTML and deleted the code that was there and replaced it with what you have listed above. I then saved the template.

    However now when I try and access the ‘Edit HTML’ I get the following error message:

    We’re sorry, but we were unable to complete your request.
    When reporting this error to Blogger Support or on the Blogger Help Group, please:
    Describe what you were doing when you got this error.
    Provide the following error code.
    bX-4b250i
    This information will help us to track down your specific problem and fix it! We apologise for the inconvenience.
    Close

    Please could you tell me why this might be as this is causing a major issue for me!!

    Many thanks

    Sharron

    • Wait for a while and then try again. Remember that your posts on your blogger site are perfectly safe and you can always go back to Templates and restore your blogger blog.

      Admin

  28. I’m in the process of moving my blogger site to wordpress.org. My question has to do with Google Analytic. Do you have a post that talks about how to go about it? Would I be using the same profile for my new wordpress.org blog or create a new one and start the page view and such from the start?

  29. Hi there!
    After I imported my blog, all my images are looking bad :( The quality is not good…. But all the images did import into my media library.
    Can I do something that will update all the images in my posts or do I really have to go through every single post manually?
    – Tanja

  30. Hi there
    I have a problem with Step 3. I cannot see my .php file unde ‘Template’ when creating the new page titled ‘blogger’. What may I have done wrong?
    – Tanja

    • Uh, I think I fixed it. Just had the place the file in some sub directories = the right place :-) Although a bit hard to figure out since there are many main and sub folders in my FTP client! Hard for a beginner to figure out… – Tanja

  31. This is a great tutorial, except it doesn’t explain how to add the file to the theme directory, and I am completely lost. I cannot get my post to redirect appropriately.

  32. HI there! I am about to move my blogspot blog to WordPress – YAY! But before I do that, I want to make sure about one thing: when I import my blog from blogspot to WordPress, will I then delete it on blogspot or just copy it? I mean, if something goes wrong, I want to be able to go back to my blogspot to continue making posts until I get the WordPress to work.
    Another question – when I import my blog, where will WordPress import my blog posts – to a particular page or to specific WordPress posts? And what about my tags/labels or what you call it here… I depend a lot on my division on tags :) I haven’t seen the ‘inside’ of the WordPress admin panels, so I don’t know how it all looks. I mean, do I have a special section called ‘posts’, where I write post, edit my old ones etc?
    Thanks for the help! – Tanja

    • Tanja, this guide does not ask you to delete any posts from your Blogspot site. This method only redirects users coming to your blogger site to your WordPress site. Your blogger posts should remain as they are and if you wish you can always switch back your blogspot template and your blogger site will be live and accessible again.

      Admin

      • Good to know, I was just worried about what was meant by the word ‘import’ – delete or copy :) I am a beginner (as most others looking at this site), so I just wanted to make sure – that I could still run my blog while I was setting up the WordPress version of it. Thanks for the help! :)

  33. I have the same problem that Rachelle, above, has. When I then go to create a page in WordPress, WPBeginner Blogger does not come up as an option in the templates. My only options are “Default Template,” “Contributor Page,” and “Full Width Page.”

    Any post I view on Blogger now shows the text of this page, concatenated in a continuous line of text.

    Help!

    Bob Jones
    Salem, Oregon

      • Thank you for your reply to my question. I copied the code in the first block under step 3 into my blogger template. I then copied the code in the second block of step 3 into a wpb-blogger.php file and uploaded that file to the server directory containing the WordPress files. I see that WPBeginner Blogger is the name of that template.

        What happens now when I click on a post in a Google search results page listing is that I get sent to the blogger page I created in step 3. I do not get sent to the post that was shown on the results page.

        Also, I still do not have WPBeginner Blogger as a choice in the Page Attributes / Template drop-down box.

        Getting closer, but still not there.

        Bob Jones
        Salem, Oregon

  34. Did something change in the newer versions of WordPress. I needed to add the Page Theme plugin to allow for a different theme to be used on different pages.

  35. Thanks for the great article, I want to move my blogger site to wordpress but want a new perma link structure.

    So instead of a date based system i.e. year/month/blog title like 2014/03/tutorialA.html I want to change it to /tutorials/3Dsoftware1/tutorial1.html

    Is there a code solution that I can implement in the head of the blogger file or in each post’s html version to target my old blogger posts to my new wp site? Each post will now be listed by its categoryName/post_title.

    Perhaps I should create two posts i.e. do the straight forward conversion then apply category based URI with a 301 redirect? I imagine not as there will be an extra duplicate post.

    Thanks so much

  36. I have done all up to the point of setting redirection at wordpress. You say that i have to upload a file but i do not even know how i do that. What is the ftp direction of wordpress and do they have a reserved space for each user?

    • First make sure that you are on a self hosted WordPress.org site and not WordPress.com blog (see the difference). After that you need to contact your web host to find out your FTP account user name and password. In case you don’t want to use FTP, some web hosts also offer a file manager available on your cPanel dashboard.

      Admin

  37. Hey,

    I would only like to change the rel=canonical URL from my old blogger blog to my new blog, not redirect everything. Do you know how? That would be great!

    Just tried few manuals from the net, nothing works anymore.

    Thanks
    nil

  38. Hello,

    I’ve been able to import my blogger posts (except the very first post, which I still cannot figure out why it didn’t import) to my hosted WordPress account. I was able to get everything to work–including the Blogger redirect–until I reached the step where you have to setup the redirect for WordPress itself so that each individual post on Blogger is redirected to the new location on WordPress. I created the PHP file and pasted in the code exactly as was posted above. I then uploaded the file to the theme folder where the WordPress files are on my account. However, when I then go to create a page in WordPress, WPBeginner Blogger does not come up as an option in the templates. My only options are “Default Template,” “Contributor Page,” and “Full Width Page.”

    I’m at a total loss as to where I went wrong. Any ideas on how to correct this issue? I don’t want people clicking on a direct link to one of my Blogger articles to see a “Page Not Found” error.

    Thanks!

    • I have the same problem: I uploaded the file and the WP Beginner template does not show as an option. Can someone share a solution?

      • I *think* we’re getting close, but it’s still not working. Hmm, do I need to do anything differently if my wp blog has a different title than my blogger blog:

        blogger name: autismplusmath.blogspot.com

        wp name: autismpluslande.com

        THANK YOU for your continued help with this: appreciate the quick reply to my last query!

  39. I have tried everything on redirect from blogger and I get this error:

    Error parsing XML, line 2, column 73: The value of attribute “dir” associated with an element type “html” must not contain the ‘<' character.

    can you help please?

  40. Hi,
    I have a self hosted blog WordPress on Bluehost and I’m trying to migrate contents from my old Blogger blog.
    I did the export step from Blogger, but when I’m on my wordpress dashboard, I do tools>import, then a completely white page appears.

    What can I do?

    Thanks.

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