Skip to main content

Importing / Exporting Blog Contents And Other Hosts

Last year, Blogger announced an exciting improvement in Blogger blogs - the ability to export and import blog content (comments / posts) between Blogger blogs (as long as you have administrative access to both blogs).

At the time, that was interesting, but not so useful, as only Blogger blog content was supported by the process.

Last month, Google announced an improvement on that possibility - the ability to export and import blog content between hosts outside Blogger.

Blogger now supports content transfer between Blogger, LiveJournal, MovableType, and WordPress. Hopefully, other blogging platforms will follow in availability.

If your non Google host is not directly compatible with Blogger, you may be able to use WordPress as a conduit. If you can import into WordPress, you can use WordPress2Blogger to convert to Blogger compatible content.

It's possible that both the receiving and sending platforms will have to make adjustments to their code, to enable additional platforms to be included.

Google now has a Google Group based forum, where you can get peer support for your questions about the export / import feature. They note that the conversion process is not known for accepting content with dodgy syntax.

With a blog of any significant size, it would be wise to import, then publish, in two separate steps. Get everything imported, and check out the Posts list under "Imported", before Publishing.

As of 2016/02), the Blogger "Export / Import" feature is now known as "Import & back up".


Shad said…
i am trying to import one blogger blog into another blogger blog and it is taking FOREVER to import. is this normal?

exported blog 124 posts
destination import blog 366 posts

i am at 7 hours and counting.

any ideas? is this normal?
Nitecruzr said…

Are you importing, with "Publish posts automatically" selected? Don't do that.
Shad said…
i was, now i will try without checking that box off. thanks for the reply chuck, i really appreciate it. hopefully this does the trick, i will let you know.

Popular posts from this blog

Adding A Link To Your Blog Post

Occasionally, you see a very odd, cryptic complaint I just added a link in my blog, but the link vanished! No, it wasn't your imagination.

What's The URL Of My Blog?

We see the plea for help, periodically I need the URL of my blog, so I can give it to my friends. Help! Who's buried in Grant's Tomb, after all? No Chuck, be polite. OK, OK. The title of this blog is "The Real Blogger Status", and the title of this post is "What's The URL Of My Blog?".

Embedded Comments And Main Page View

The option to display comments, embedded below the post, was made a blog option relatively recently. This was a long requested feature - and many bloggers added it to their blogs, as soon as the option was presented to us. Some blog owners like this feature so much, that they request it to be visible when the blog is opened, in main page view. I would like all comments, and the comment form, to be shown underneath the relevant post, automatically, for everyone to read without clicking on the number of comments link. And this is not how embedded comments work.