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How to Switch From Blogger to WordPress Without Losing Google Rankings

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Many bloggers begin their journey on Blogger because it’s a free and straightforward platform. However, as your blog grows, you might start feeling restricted by its limited features.

Switching to WordPress can open up a world of possibilities with its extensive capabilities. But there’s a common concern about making this move: the potential loss of Google rankings.

This article will guide you through the process of transitioning from Blogger to WordPress. We will focus on how to do it correctly, making sure you keep your valuable Google rankings intact.

Our goal is to help you upgrade your blogging platform without sacrificing the SEO efforts you’ve already put into your site.

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 the necessary features to grow your blog and monetize your content. Plus, you can perform all the SEO optimizations to rank higher. 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, which should NOT be confused with, which is a hosted solution that has its own limitations. For details, see our article on the difference between vs. 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 steps that we will use to transfer from Blogger to WordPress:

Ready? Let’s get started.

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Step 1: Sign Up for WordPress Hosting

To get started with WordPress, you will 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 $1.99 per month.

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

Once you have signed up for the WordPress hosting plan and set up your domain name, you can go ahead to the WordPress installation step.

If you sign up with Bluehost using our link above, then they will install WordPress for you automatically.

If you used a different WordPress hosting provider, 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 visiting the Blogger website and logging into your account dashboard.

After that, go to the Settings page. Scroll down to the ‘Manage Blog’ section, and click the ‘Back up Content’ button.

Backup Blogger content

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

You need to click on the ‘Download’ button to continue.

Download blogger backup

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, log in 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 has finished installing, you need to click on the ‘Run Importer’ link to continue.

Run Blogger importer

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

Simply click the ‘Choose File’ button and upload the XML file you downloaded earlier.

Next, 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 message.

In this case, you will 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 have 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 website.

Assign authors

After making your selection, click on the ‘Submit’ button to continue.

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

Imported content on your WordPress blog

Permalinks is the term used for the URL structure of individual pages. WordPress comes with a feature that allows you to set up an SEO-friendly URL structure.

Since you are importing content from Blogger, you need your URL structure to be as close to your old Blogger site’s URL structure as possible.

To set permalinks, you need to go to Settings » Permalinks 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:

Setting up permalinks

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

However, sometimes your blog post URL, also known as a 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.

We recommend adding this PHP code using the WPCode plugin. It is the safest way to add custom code to your WordPress website. For more details, please see our guide on how to copy and paste code snippets in WordPress.

add_action( 'init', 'wpb_update_slug' );

function wpb_update_slug() {
global $wpdb;
$result = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT post_id, meta_value FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = 'blogger_permalink' ");
foreach ($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.

Important: After the script has run, don’t forget to disable or delete it from your WPCode library because it only needs to run once.

Bonus Free Offer: Don’t want to deal with code? We have got you covered. Since many 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.

Step 4: Set Up Redirects From Blogger to WordPress

The most important step in moving any website is to set up proper redirection so that you don’t lose any existing traffic or SEO rankings. You can see our ultimate WordPress SEO migration checklist for more details.

Note: If your Blogger blog has its own custom domain instead of, you may need to point your domain nameservers to your hosting provider. For instructions, please follow our tutorial on how to switch custom domain blogger blog to WordPress.

The crucial part of the redirection is to ensure that your users land on the same page on the new domain they were trying to access on the old site.

At the same time, you also need to ensure that search engines understand that your website is moved to this new location.

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

Upon activation, you need to visit the 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 a 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 old Blogger blog to your new WordPress site.

Next, you need to log in to your Blogger dashboard and go to the ‘Themes’ page. Click on the dropdown arrow on the ‘Customize’ button next to your theme, and then select the ‘Edit HTML’ option.

Edit blogger theme code

Blogger will now display the custom HTML code for your theme template. 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.

Blogger theme editor

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 in 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 the ‘No. Show desktop theme on mobile devices’ option.

Then, 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.

Alternatively, 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 to your new site.

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 the remaining content from the old blog on Blogger to your new WordPress blog. This may require some manual work, depending on the settings/content of your blog.

1. Moving Pages From Blogger to WordPress

WordPress’s Blogger importer tool only imports Blogger posts 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:

Your WordPress page URL will look like this:

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

Like Blogger, some WordPress themes also utilize widgets to add content to your blog’s sidebar.

To add widgets, you need to visit the Appearance » Widgets page in your WordPress dashboard and simply drag/drop widgets into the sidebars. For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to add and use widgets in WordPress.

If you are looking for a specific widget 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 you want.

3. RSS Feeds

Search engines and users who subscribe 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, visit the Settings page under your Blogger account. Next, scroll down to the ‘Site feed’ section and click on ‘Post feed redirect URL’.

Redirect Blogger RSS feed

This will bring up a popup where you need to add the RSS feed URL of your WordPress website.

Your WordPress feed URL will look like this:

Don’t forget to replace with your own domain name.

Add feed URL

Click on the ‘Save’ button to add the URL and save your settings.

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.

Here are some of the useful resources that you will find on WPBeginner (all of them are free):

  • WPBeginner Blog – The central place for all our WordPress tutorials and guides.
  • WPBeginner Dictionary – Our WordPress glossary is the best place to familiarize yourself with the WordPress lingo
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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 guide to which WordPress plan you should use or the most common WordPress myths debunked.

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  2. Bf says

    I have a related question. I’m starting a new blog and I’m using the url for now. If I get more hits, then I’ll buy the domain… if I do that, will I lose my rankings? because will now be


    I hope this makes sense and thanks for your help!

  3. Rubina Ladjanszky says

    Thank you very much for this detailed description. I could manage to do this with my blogger site, now it is functioning on word press. However, I have a question. What happens to my Google Search Console account? I mean as the posts from the old blog are redirected to the new site on wordpress, how will this all show on Search Console? Do I have to add my new domain to search console as a new site was created or just should I stick to monitoring the old blog or both? I hope you see my point.

  4. rose says

    hi guys,
    Ive been importing my blog into my wp website,
    however, the message said…

    Sorry, there has been an error.
    File is empty. Please upload something more substantial. This error could also be caused by uploads being disabled in your php.ini or by post_max_size being defined as smaller than upload_max_filesize in php.ini.

    what can i do to correct this?
    hope all the help I can get please…


      • rose says

        Hi wpbeginner support,

        ^_^ thank you for your response and help!

        I finished transferring my blogger posts in wp website via blogger import extended plug in (basically all my posts was transferred to my wordpress, is it suppose to be that way?)

        should my next step is to redirect my readers from blogger to wordpress through plugin 301 (redirection)?

        thanks so much for your help ^_^



  5. daniela says

    I am having issues to the redirect from one to exact post on my wordpress. Does anyone have any suggestions. Really need the help

  6. Suzana says


    i have set redirections from blogspot to my new website on wordpress and everything went very well. All my posts are redirected.

    There is only one thing and i can not figure out what have i done wrong. After a week, google indexed new titles which are on wordpress, but not links of new domain. I have check google temporary memory and it looks that google thinks that my new wordpress site is on blogspot link. I have checked server header response and it gives me 200 response for blogspot link and not 301 response. When i click on blogspot link, it redirects me on new domain but header response is 200. Can you help me?

  7. Gautam Nagraj says

    Hello WPBeginner Team,
    Excellent write-up, thanks for this article

    One question I want to ask you and that is

    Is it beneficial to migrate from blogger to WordPress in the terms of AdSense or Affiliates

    I mean can we boost our adsense earnings by this migration?

    The role of WordPress in adsense earnings?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Gautam,

      We are not sure about Adsense earnings. However, having a self-hosted blog allows you the flexibility to grow your blog with limitless possibilities. You can diversify your blog’s revenue sources and will be able to explore many other ways to monetize your content.


  8. Paras Sidhu says

    Hi there, I have a question about website redirection. I moved from Blogger Custom Domain to WordPress.

    I put that code in functions.php file but links weren’t redirecting. I had changed permalink too. The reason maybe is Blogger shorts the post name like if a post name is “A B C D E F G H”, blogger changes to “A B C D E” in url however WordPress doesn’t. So is there any solution? Am I doing wrong anything?

    So I am using Smart 404 for now which redirects most of wrong urls to correct one.

    Thank you very much for your help.

  9. Tarun Singh says

    I have got these warnings after running importer. Can somebody please help me?

    reset() expects parameter 1 to be array, boolean given in /srv/users/serverpilot/apps/imtswp/public/wp-content/plugins/blogger-importer/blogger-importer.php on line 700


      Is the file your importing more than 2MB? I think that’s a potential cause of the error problem.

  10. Nicole says

    Hi, I transfered my blog from Blogspot to wordpress 4 years ago. How long do I need to keep the redirection plugin in place you think?

    I’m trying to cut back on plugins you see.

  11. Jessica says

    We used this article to switch from blogger to WP over a year ago. Everything went well, but now I’m cleaning up plugins. Do I need to keep the Blogger 301 Redirect plugin active and installed? Or can I delete it now that everything’s done?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Check your Google Analytics reports to see if you are still getting visitors from blogger. If you are then, there is no harm in keeping the plugin activated. If there are not many users coming from blogger anymore, then you can safely turn it off.


      • Cecilia says

        Can you PLEASE clarify…are we supposed to also install a Blogger 301 Redirect Plugin or if we simply follow the indicated steps without the plugin everything will work?? Jessica what did you do?

  12. Benneth says

    Hi @wpbeginner support, you have written a wonderful article. I own a job portal site on blogger and am already using a custom domain name on my site. Please is there a way out for me? Considering that am already using a custom domain name registered with godaddy. Please i need your assistance thanks

  13. Gary Gramp says

    I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This post posted at this web page is really good.

  14. Shanda says

    I recently made the switch from blogger to WordPress. Thanks to your tutorial, it appears to have gone well! I did notice recently though that the redirect does not work while mobile. While on my desktop if I click a Pinterest link that I had previously created, it will redirect to my new WordPress site, but once mobile, it is still taking people to my blogger site. Any tips for fixing this? Thanks!

  15. Nikhil Kapoor says

    My google adsense account is active on blogspot. Do i have to apply for adsense again or it can also be exported to wordpress????

    • Narendra Singh says

      When I shift my blog to wordpress it done nicely but what I notice that on my each blog there is a image first and then blog is starting and when i am editing this post it is not showing the images in the edit mode.

      Please suggest

  16. CARLA says

    HELLO I am stuck :( I keep getting this error
    Have you ever heard of this?
    Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/welcomet1/public_html/wp-content/plugins/blogger-importer/blogger-importer.php on line 227

  17. ravi says

    missing export blog option for the latest version. now how can i migrate blogger posts to wordpress

  18. Jamie Foster says

    Great instructions. Thanks so much!
    One problem. My posts redirected like a champ. However, a page did not.

  19. stephanie says

    Hi! I just recently switched from blogger to wordpress and truly appreciate your site for all its helpful information. I’ve used it quite a bit! I’m at this point now of setting the redirects. I did all of the steps above but when you click on an old link (from blogger), it takes you to my “new” WP site but it’s a 404 page. Not a 301. Why is it not working and how come it doesn’t take them directly to the correct post? I thought that was what this tut was for -no? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  20. Sumit Kumar says

    I switch from wordpress to blogger but it was terrible for me. I want again to switch on blogger. Will you please help me to switching from wordpress to blogger with all data. Also please switch domain name from wordpress to blogger.


  21. Raihan says

    This post have good information and a list of all the activity with good explanation. I started a blog years ago and stopped after maybe a year. I purchased a domain and I still own it. Now I’m ready to start blogging again and have decided to go with WordPress instead. However, the entire design is crap.

  22. Raihan says

    I’m heavily considering making the switch to WordPress. However, I already have a custom domain name purchased and in use.
    I figured it out with the help of another tutorial.

  23. chittara says

    Thanks for the wonderful helped me a lot.
    but i am facing problem in finding” functions.php” in my wordpress personal plan. Where it will be?

  24. Ewan says

    Hi, after following the steps redirection is working properly but I have the following notice appearing at the top of the page:

    Notice: Undefined index: blogger in /home/sites/ on line 417

    Line 417 is:

    $blogger = $wp_query->query_vars[‘blogger’];

    Any advice on how to get rid of this message?

  25. Reg says

    Hi, I tried pasting the codes but I get this error whenever i try to put it under functions:

    Notice: Undefined index: blogger in /home2/username/public_html/wp-content/themes/tracks/functions.php on line 12

    Any idea?

  26. Brona says

    This has been very helpful in understanding what I need to do, but sadly, it looks like WP have removed the permalink tab in settings.

    I’ve got this far

    but unless I can take all my links with me, I wont be changing my other blogs to wp. I need/want all the links.

    Is there some other way to find the permalink option?
    Blogger also allowed me to easily change code when I needed to…where is the tab to do this on wp?

    Many thanks Brona

  27. Meric says


    I follow the all steps you mention above. It’s great explanation. I have just one problem regarding to my indexed pages on google. If you use mobile web then link is

    but if you use from desktop (which is works)

    How I can canonicalize first one to second one ?


  28. Anjerico says

    Hi WPBeginner team. I’m trying to migrate from blogger to WordPress. I already looked at the description of the blogger importer.And it says there that it cannot import the theme/template from blogger to WordPress. I know it’s kind of silly to ask, but is there a way that this limitation could be overcome? Such that when I’m migrating from blogger to WordPress, the template is also migrated?
    Thank you.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hey Anjerico,

      Unfortunately, this will not be possible. Blogger and WordPress use totally different templating systems. However, if you know enough HTML and CSS then you can try to replicate the looks of your old blogger website in a WordPress theme. You can also hire professionals who can transform a WordPress theme to look similar to your old blogger blog.


  29. Tamás says


    It’s a great video. My problem is only that I changed the URL structure from 2015/05/post-name to
    Is there any sollution for this case?

  30. Jaga says

    Hi WPBeginner team , I have migrated from Blogger to WP, One week later, I was shocked to find it is redirected to some other website. I found it in Google in sight speed test.

  31. Munna Hossain says

    Blogger is one of the best blogging platforms. But sooner or later you need to migrate from blogger to WordPress. If you want to build your authority on your blog then WordPress is the best choice. But I think blogger is better for the newbies who just starting. Your article will be helpful for those who want to shift from blogger to WordPress. Thanks for your article.

  32. Anupriya says

    Help me!!!!! I successfully migrated from blogger to wordpress, but i am facing problem in finding” functions.php” Where is it????

  33. yvonne says


    Thank you for the article it helped me to complete my migration. However, all of my images didn’t come over and my pages didn’t come over. I’ve tried multiple plugins for my images including what you suggeted and have come to the conclusion I will just have to insert them manually. But, I really do need my pages and I didn’t see anything in your article referencing pages. Also, Any ideas since the Blogger Importer plugin specifically says it does not import pages?

    • Dora says

      Hi, thank you for the great video!
      I have the same issue. Post texts are imported successfully, but not the photos. :-(
      Do you have any suggestion for that?

  34. Shakil Ilyas says

    i am facing: my file size is 14.5 MB

    Import Blogger
    Sorry, there has been an error.
    File is empty. Please upload something more substantial. This error could also be caused by uploads being disabled in your php.ini or by post_max_size being defined as smaller than upload_max_filesize in php.ini.

  35. Shakil Ilyas says

    i cant save my template in html the code is incorrect show in ..
    how i attached file .. i want to show you

  36. Dawn says

    I successfully moved my Blogger site to WordPress, redirect, everything is working! Except that some posts point successfully to their WordPress counterpart, some just redirect to my main page! I have no idea why some worked and some didn’t…is there a way to fix this?

    • Kimberly Dsouza says

      I’d like to know the same. In my case most of the original links redirect to my main page and not to the actual post! :(

      Have you figured it out?

  37. Yvonne says

    I started a blog years ago and stopped after maybe a year. I purchased a domain and I still own it. Now I’m ready to start blogging again and have decided to go with WordPress instead. However, the entire design is crap. Therefore, my question to you is, when I migrate from Blogger to WordPress using your guide won’t that same design come over? If so, does that mean my initial step after getting a web host be to pick a them and install to WordPress or do I do that after I move from Blogger to WordPress? I want to keep the post. But, definitely not the design! I love this article and found it incredibly informative.

  38. Mohini says

    Thanks for this detailed article. Helped me to rectify some issues smoothly. Still, I couldn’t paste redirection code snippet to WordPress. Can you please help me?

    I am getting this warning:

    “Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/username/public_html/wp-content/plugins/mysitename-plugin/mysitename-plugin.php:44) in /home/username/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wpclef/includes/lib/wp-session/class-wp-session.php on line 130”
    I removed the code seeing error still got the same warning. Site plug in is deactivated now.

    I don’t have clef activated yet.

    Thanks for all the help and extremely helpful site for WP beginners.

  39. Ansley says

    I’m heavily considering making the switch to WordPress. However, I already have a custom domain name purchased and in use. Do I just skip the first section about purchasing a self hosted domain, or do I have to switch domain hosts? My current domain name is through easyDNS. (PS they kind of suck – not user friendly at all!)


  40. deni says

    why images can’t be export too ?

    all image in our blogpost not included when i export to wordpress? just text without images.

  41. Angel says

    Much appreciate for this detailed tutorial. I’ve redirected all my articles to my new wordpress site and it looks awesome!


    • Karo says

      Hello Angel,

      I’m glad to hear the steps worked for you. At my end it seems I am getting something wrong. I followed the steps and imported my blog. And when I click on View Blog on Blogger it goes to my new WordPress blog which is good. However when I click on a post from Blogger it gives me a ‘page not found’ on the WordPress blog. I can’t seem to figure out what I am missing. Shouldn’t the post be redirecting to the one on the WordPress blog? If you can guess what’s causing this I’ll appreciate it.

  42. Ewan says


    Thanks for the very helpful guide. I’m wondering if there is a way to do this while maintaining a more SEO friendly URL structure within wordpress. I want my blogspot posts to redirect properly, but I’d like them to redirect to rather than I think perhaps a change could be made to the PHP code added to functions.php to make this work but I’m not sure how.

    Any thoughts?

  43. Jen at Tie Dye Diva says

    Thank you! I can’t say how many times I came back to this page in the last week and followed it step by step, very clear instructions! I noticed that the redirect doesn’t work from my iphone though it works beautifully from laptop – mobile still goes to my blogspot. Is there something more I need to do to get it to work on mobile?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      In your blogger dashboard visit the Template page for your blog.

      If you have switched to the classic template then you will see a button to Upgrade template. Click on this button and Blogspot will start using the new template format. It will show you a preview of how your site will look on Desktop and how it will look on mobile.

      Under the mobile column, click on the gear icon. This will bring up a popup. Select ‘No. Show desktop template on mobile devices’ option and then click on the save button.

      Now start following the instructions from Step 4 in this article.


  44. Arjun says

    What about Google search links of my website. Will they land exactly where they are supposed to reach. Won’t users get 404 error.

    And what if blogger url structure doesn’t match in wordpress. Since I have manually configured the urls in my blogger blog.

  45. Justine Putterman says

    This saved my life!!! I was so lost trying to figure out how to move from blogger to wordpress and this tutorial made everything so easy! I followed along with the video step by step. Thank you so much!!

  46. Sid Balachandran says

    I’m clutching at straws here, so hoping that you can help.
    The Blogger xml file was about 42Mb – so I had BlueHost increase it to 64Mb. But ever since that happened, when I run the Blogger Import tool, the upload goes to 100% alright. However, the next step – where you get to choose the authors – that never appears. All I get is the heading that says ‘Import Blogger’. I’ve tried on different browsers, different laptops – no go.

    And I can’t move forward. Spoke to Bluehost, who said they’ll look into it, but no go since that.
    I tried a smaller test xml file form an old blogger id that I had, and that uploads fine. So I reckon it has something to do with the time out or something. But of course, I’m not sure.

    Do you have any suggestions?
    Would really appreciate some help, if you could spare the time.

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