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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Import Content From A WordPress Blog

Some blog owners - weary of the restrictions, and lack of options and features, decide that WordPress is not part of their future - and are moving to Blogger.

An important part of changing from WordPress to Blogger publishing is the process of moving the existing blog content.

You can import WordPress content into a new Blogger blog - or use an existing Blogger blog. If you are migrating a WordPress domain to Blogger, you'll want to transfer the content, first.

When you move a WordPress blog to Blogger, you want to move the comments and posts, in a 3 step process.

  1. Export your comments and posts from WordPress, into a WXR file.
  2. Convert the WordPress WXR file, into a Blogger XML file.
  3. Import the XML file into your blog - then publish the posts.

Export your comments and posts from WordPress, into a WXR file.

Use the WordPress Export wizard, to Export Your Content to Another Blog or Platform. Select "Download Export File", in the WordPress dashboard.

Go to Tools -> Export in your WordPress.com dashboard to download an XML file of your blog’s content. This format, which we call WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR, will contain your posts, pages, comments, categories, and tags.

Convert the WordPress WXR file, into a Blogger XML file.

Upload the WXR file, from Step #1, into the WordPress2Blogger utility, "wordpress2blogger1.appspot.com". This will give you a XML file, on your computer, which you can upload to Blogger.

Note that the WordPress to Blogger conversion appears to provide 5 aliases. If "wordpress2blogger1" is out of service, you may be able to use one of the other 4 aliases.

  1. wordpress2blogger1
  2. wordpress2blogger2
  3. wordpress2blogger3
  4. wordpress2blogger4
  5. wordpress2blogger5

Import the XML file into your blog - then publish the posts.

Upload the XML file from Step #2, using the Import wizard, on the Blogger dashboard Settings - Other page. Do not select the option to "Automatically publish".

Once the individual posts are imported, use the Posts menu to select, and Publish as necessary.

Note that the Import process works best when creating a new Blogger blog. If you are merging a Blogger and a WordPress blog, be wary of posts with similar titles, which can lead to possible URL conflicts - and to complex post URLs.

Finish the project.

With the content moved from WordPress to Blogger, if a domain is involved, you can now transfer the domain from WordPress. Then, get to work making your new blog more like your blog.

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kareem Jabbar said...

Hi Dear cHUCK, converter doesnt work. Can i do conversion with an alternative tool or way?
THANX