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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.
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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. Nathan says

    If you do the swap from Blogger to self-hosted, are the existing pageviews being transferred over to the new website – or will you have to start from 0 all over again?

  3. Stephan says

    Verz good this article but I have some problems.
    I have AdSense on my website and as I have seen AdSense code and Google Analytics code were not imported from the blogger posts in the wordpress posts. What should I do? To edit again all the posts I have and add those two codes?
    During the conversion of blogger to wordpress posts AdSense code and google analytics code are not taken?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Stephan,

      Google Analytics works on domain names, so you will need to add a new Google Analytics profile to keep tracking traffic on your new WordPress site.

      As for AdSense, Blogger accounts usually have hosted AdSense accounts. You will need to upgrade your AdSense account. Simply login to your AdSense dashboard and then go to My Ads and click on Other Products, click Upgrade now and complete the application form.

      You will need to regenerate AdSense ads code and add them to your new WordPress site. See our guide on how to properly add Google AdSense in WordPress.


  4. devendra says

    Now anyone visiting a post on your old Blogger blog will be redirected to the same post on your new WordPress site. ……

    What is mean by this……..redirect on a single post only.

  5. Petra says

    One question – when I move my content to WordPress, do I delete my old blog in Blogger or not? Some say yes cause Google doesn’t like the same content on both pages (something like that), some say no cause all your pics are going to be deleted… I’m confused.. Do redirections even have sense if you delete your old blog? Confused again. Thank you for your answer! ☺

  6. Khaliff Mogaji says


    I have followed the instructions step by step but my blogger blog redirects to the homepage of my wordpress blog instead of it to redirect to the exact post on the wordpress site.

  7. Min-Chi Hsieh says


    Really appreciate for this article… But, I have one question needs your help…

    I moved my blog to wordpress one year before and everything was good… But, when I changed the theme, I edited my functions.php as last time, it showed undefined index, pointed to this line “$blogger = $wp_query->query_vars[‘blogger’];”

    Do you have any suggestion? Thanks~!!

  8. Pengedar Shaklee Farha IbuCergas says

    hi, the function.php need to be added everytime we change the theme right? because every time i change the theme, it is gone.

  9. Rajat Shankhdhar says

    Is it really necessary to set permalinks as moth/date in 301 redirect or it’s just looking the post same like in blogger

  10. bethan arundel says

    Hi, I have an issue that when I go onto my blog spot now after following the steps it just has a big link in the middle of the page that when you click on it it goes to my new wordpress site, but it doesn’t automatically direct. Help would be much appreciated.

  11. Hamid says

    I wanted to leave my site on but i discovered some of the interlinks on my blogger blog are not redirecting to the right post on WordPress

    • Benny says

      I too encountered this problem.

      What I did was I changed the permalink to custom and add

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

      without quotes
      Hope this helps!

      • Christine says


        THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH for leaving this comment! I just went through the process on converting over from Blogger and ran into this very issue. I was wondering how the .html translated automatically over to wordpress and realized they didn’t at all! My links posts weren’t re-directing and now they are thanks to you!

        Christine :)

  12. Elisabeth Anggia says

    Hi dear,

    Thank you so much. It works for me.
    I keep coming to this place, because your tutorial is easy to follow even for a beginner like me.

  13. Mariusz says

    Hi. Thanks for your tutorial.

    Something strange happened to my blog. When I look on mobile version I see all posts from blogger. but on desktop version some posts are hidden. How can make them visible – can you help me? In WP admin I cannot see it as well…

  14. Marianne says

    Hello! Thanks for the great tutorial. I set up the redirects and I think there is an issue with it redirecting to the www. vs without www. Do you know how to fix this?

  15. Lori says

    I’m going to use a theme on my wordpress site – do I integrate that before or after I transfer blogger site over.

  16. udayvir singh says

    Thanks for great tutorial.
    I have done almost all the job, but there s a problem, My all blogger posts are perfectly redirecting on proper WordPress url but blogger pages urls (www.example/p/pageurl/) are not not redirecting to right path (www.example/pageurl/).

    Please help me..if there is any way to deal with the issue.

  17. Sin Yee says

    This article helps much! Have successfully migrate everything to the new hosting. Did the redirect too! Thank you so much!

  18. abu sufian says

    I try to uplaod. xml file but after uploading its said all done! have a nice day! and redirected to my admin page. don’t ask author name. what can i do??

    • WPBeginner Support says

      You can also change author name manually. Go to Posts and click on the Screen Options button at the top. Select the number of posts you want to display on the page. You can display upto 999 posts at a time. After that click on the Check All checkbox to select all posts displayed on the page. Next, select Quick Edit option from the Bulk Actions drop down menu. This will show you a box where you can change the author name.


  19. Anindra says

    Here is what I have:

    Blog #1:
    1. Hosted on
    2. Custom domain registered through hostgator
    3. Still active, but I’ve almost abandoned it

    Blog #2:
    1. Hosted on Blogger
    2. Custom domain registered through blogger
    3. Still active and I’m using it

    I want to replace Blog #1 with Blog #2.

    1. Is it doable?
    2. How?

  20. Sharoon Qadeer says

    I have tried this but this not redirecting post. All links are redirected to homepage.

    Adding code in functions.php shows a code in header and adding code in site-specific plugin it doesn’t work and neither doesn’t redirect to post

    • Steph says

      In your Permalink settings paste this code on the custom structure


  21. Jui Deb says

    Hello, If i migrate mu blog from blogger to WordPress than will it be copy paste for google?? As i will use same content in my blogger and WordPress blog if i migrate it from blogger to WordPress?

  22. Dina says

    Just wondering if this process will work if I’m transferring from a to a site. Not planning on self hosting just yet, but plan to in the future so I figure it’d be easier to switch to wordpress now.
    Does this still work?

  23. Dhiraj Kr Yadav says

    Hi its really helpfull video.I do have a question kindly help me out.I do have a blogger account and its verified from google now i created a blog on wordpress with same same but when i tried to verify my site by google its telling i cant verify it as i do have a blogspot account.kindly help me out.How can i verify my site from google.Kindly guide me and help me out.
    with regards.

    • Dedrick Jordan says

      If you did not the video, it some pretty simple steps to take, just watch the video, and it shows you what u need to do, and you should be using big difference.

  24. Rahul says

    Hi WP

    Thanks for this informative post. I want to move my blogger custom domain blog to wordpress. I had purchased my domain name from GoDaddy and linked it with blogger after reading some tutorials. Can I follow the exact procedure in this post or there are some changes given that I use a custom domain name? Pls reply! Thanks

  25. Chuks Amobi says

    Blogger images always have a long string of characters instead of the original image name. My question is, will the images be exported to WP with the same long string image name or the original image name?

  26. Hans ganteng says

    Hi nice share guy, btw I have one question. Is it possible setting permalink on wordpress same with blogger So I dont need set redirect 301?

    Example on WP blabla com/%month%/%date%/%postname%.html, I mean replacing slash (/) to .html ?
    Thank you

  27. Ernest says

    I like this tutorial and I am reading it with keen interest because I have a blogger site that is running on the blogger URL. Please I want to know if I can do the transfer with that URL or the site must be on custom domain, as recommended by other writers.

  28. Lauren Alyce says

    Thanks for the information, it was very helpful. Just converted my blogger to WordPress today. I used a plugin that helped me generate the code for my blogger template called Blogger to WordPress so I didn’t have to make any changes to my themes function files on my own. This could be an option for the people that are getting errors.

    • Ernest says

      Dear Lauern, I think your comment makes sense to me since WPbeginner have not responded to my inquiry I decide to ask you this; can I do the migration with my domain, or do I need a custom domain or my blogger site before going for the migration?
      Please, anyone can respond to this question.

      • WPBeginner Support says

        Hi Ernest,

        If you have a domain name like, then you can transfer your blog but not the domain name.

        On the other hand if your blogger blog have a custom domain like, then you can use that domain on your self-hosted site aswell.


      • Dedrick Jordan says

        I did watch the tutorial you would, have to buy a domain, when you are purchasing a self hosting for wp. But the domain is entirely free, on the other name the self hosting page is really cheap. So that means you could get a whole entire year for less then $60 dollars my man.. Hope the feedback helps

  29. Poorna says


    Thanks for the nice tutorial. Unfortunately, i had moved from blogger to WP before seeing this tutorial. The result is the formatting of content in old posts in blogger and pictures after migration has gone haywire. Is there anything that can be done to make it look good now? Your answer will be very helpful. Thanks in advance.

  30. Emmanuel says

    I will really love if you fix the code we need to post in blogger because it showing some errors which make it not to save..

  31. Hannah says

    This article and video is brilliant- thank you so much!

    Quick questions, you mention in the video if you choose a new theme, you have to do that specific step again. If I purchase a new wordpress theme and install that, do I need to repeat that step? Or is that step only to be repeated if you change the blogger theme?

    Thanks in advance,

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Hannah,

      Glad you found the article helpful.

      As for theme changes. If you add any code to WordPress theme files, then you need to save those changes elsewhere as well. If you update your theme or install a new theme then you can copy and paste to add that code to your new WordPress theme.


  32. Elise says


    I have followed the instructions above to transfer my blog to Bluehost as above, but now want to return to my old blog until I am ready to devote time to working on the WordPress site.

    How do I return to my old blog (which is now showing an error message?)

    Thank you in advance,


  33. Carolyn says

    This is a great tutorial, but I have a couple of questions I hope you can help me with.

    I have a blogger blog with it’s own domain name that I bought through Go Daddy.

    I want to migrate to WordPress, but I want to do it with a different domain name hosted by Bluehost.

    Is there a way to do this without losing google rankings/pinterest links, etc?

      • Carolyn says

        Thanks for your fast response! I want to make sure I understand your advice.

        So as of now, my old blogger blog is still connected to my old domain name on Go Daddy.

        And now I have a new domain name on bluehost with a theme set up. But I haven’t migrated any posts over.

        Can I let my old domain name expire and not lose SEO?

        What do I do next?

        • WPBeginner Support says

          Hi Carolyn,

          You need to keep your old domain for as long as possible. After few months if you are satisfied that all your traffic is back to normal then you can let the old domain expire. However, keep in mind that anyone can then take over that domain name and they can copy your old content and start outranking your new domain name.

  34. Cindy says

    Most of my old posts from blogger have a different address in wordpress. When I put in the page redirect code, it not only doesn’t redirect to the right page, but it goes to a Go Daddy page!! I DESPISE Go Daddy, so this is the worst of all worlds.

    How do I add coding to the 2nd part of step 4 above to make pages with mismatched addresses just bounce to the homepage of the new blog?

    I tried to just undo the page direct and leave it with the general redirect, but I’m still getting the Go Daddy page instead.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Cindy,

      Seems like your domain is not properly setup yet. Domain name server changes take some time to propagate. Check your domain name settings to make sure that it is pointing to your WordPress hosting provider’s nameservers.


      • Cindy says

        It’s not a propagation issue. I’ve been using this domain for several years and I have NEVER done business with Go Daddy.

        I undid all the site and page redirects and added a couple by hand. That’s not a realistic option though.

        As I said, the redirect code recommended here fails because the post names don’t match between blogger and WordPress. (WP mangled the names when I did the import two years ago.) That would be ok if the ones that don’t match would redirect to my WP homepage. Instead it tries to redirect the ones it can’t match up to the portion of the blogger address. I don’t use that name on WP because someone has been sitting on the regular URL for years. (I assume Go Daddy captures the page because the squatted address is registered through them. )

        I just need code added to the redirect that tells the net “if you can’t find this post address, go to this page (my WP homepage) instead.”

  35. Lynwood Thorson says

    Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful article. Many thanks for providing this info.

  36. Ashutosh says


    Thanks for the nice and detailed tutorial. I have a question on permalink part.

    Blogger urls are like domain/year/month/postname and after migration I hope it will be same.

    But what about the new post i will publish on WP? their URL will be also same or I can make like domain/postname?

    please assist.

  37. Maria Skatova says

    Hi, I am planning to move my blog from Blogger to WordPress and not sure how the migration works with images – does it import original photos from Blogger to WP media library and put them into year/month folders (as WordPress itself does)? Does it mark the photos as ‘attached’ to according posts?

    Thank you very muck in advance

  38. Vanita Sosa says

    Great blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any tips? Thank you!

  39. Kimberly Dsouza says

    I followed your tutorial and redirected my blogger (custom domain) blog to a new domain on WP and everything works fine.
    However, when I tried the “change in address tool” in google webmaster, it says
    “We couldn’t find any 301-redirect directives for your site”

    The “fetch” data shows a “200 OK” response instead of 301 Moved Permanently!
    So, how do i correctly do a 301 redirect?!

  40. Lizet says

    I used your instructions to migrate my blog. I´ve been having so many problem (because I´m very ignorant on all this) and would like to start over again. Is there a way to restorer back my blog on blogger? I´ve call different companies in the country where I live to see if they can fix whatever the problem is with my blog on wordpress, but they don´t want to help me. So I thought if I can restorer my blogger, maybe they can do all the process from the beginning. Thanks for your help!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hey Lizet,

      To restore your blogger blog. Login to the Blogger dashboard and then go to Theme section. Select an apply a new theme and your Blogger blog will be restored.


  41. Andrea Restrepo says


    I did redirect my blog and it is redirecting with no problems in a pc version but still going to the old blog in my android phone.

    Could you please tell me if I need other code??

    • Sajid Khan says

      Hey Andrea,
      You don’t need any other code just goto your blogger dashboard and then goto theme section. Goto mobile and click on no, show desktop version.

      • Kazumi says

        Thank you so much!
        I had the same issue with mobile redirection too.
        It was so easy but I couldn’t find out the solution!

  42. Nicci says

    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I used Code Snippets to add code in the functions php file (since I was a bit nervous to try myself) and it works!! Thank you!

  43. tara says

    I tried to migrate my blogger blog to wordpress and I get this error once trying to import the file:

    warning: reset() expects parameter 1 to be array, boolean given in /home2/susanpad/public_html/wp-content/plugins/blogger-importer/blogger-importer.php on line 696

    I tried also to use blogger import extended plugin but it duplicates content and images are blurry. Also it doesn’t carry over the read more section.


  44. Myle says

    Thanks for your reply. Seem to be getting some problem with importing Blogger posts into WordPress. I have all the plugins installed on Blogger and Blogger Importer Extended. When I click on Tools–>Import –>Blogger–>Run Importer and go through the steps, then press import but it just shows a blank page with the word “Import” in the end. Then when I reload, it says “File is empty. Please upload something more substantial…” Tried a few times with different tweaks but still the same. Could it be the theme or anything wrong with my WordPress ? Anywhere that will show how to solve this issue ?

    • Nwachukwu says

      @Myle try backing it up again from your blogger blog, make sure the file is also in the right format.

  45. shahbaz khan says

    thanks for sharing such a good content.

    If i write post after swith from blogger to wordpress then i will post on Blogger or wordpress?

    my blogger site will close?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Shahbaz,

      No, your Blogger site will still be there but will not be visible to users. You can still login to your Blogger account and see your content.

      After you have switched you will post content on your new WordPress site.


  46. Myle says

    Once I have imported my blog from Blogger to WordPress, can I still create blog posts from Blogger and will it automatically reflect the latest posts in WordPress ? Or from then onwards, I can only create new blog posts in WordPress ?

  47. Navin Rao says

    This was the best post on migrating from Blogger To WordPress including the video tutorial…

    Thanks for sharing… it helped

    Navin Rao

  48. Rob says

    Thanks! This is really helpful and much appreciated. I have subscribed to your youtube channel. Keep up the good work ;)

  49. Srikanth Eswaran says

    One query, does this article apply if my new domain name is the same one as what was pointing to Blogger earlier? for example if I had 123 dot com pointing to a blogger account, and I set up wordpress to also have the domain 123 dot com, would this redirect now work?

    Please let me know.

  50. Prashant says

    I’ve deleted all posts after running blogger imported, Now it’s not importing anything.

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