How to Migrate Bloggers to WordPress in 2022 (Move Everything)

Want to migrate bloggers to WordPress? We think WordPress is a great choice to power your site, but of course you might be a little worried about losing all the content on your Blogger site if you switch to WordPress.

Luckily, it’s entirely possible to migrate bloggers to WordPress without losing your content. In this article, we’ll show you six steps to switching your website that will ensure you don’t lose your content when switching.

What to consider when migrating from Blogger to WordPress

The heart of every blog is, of course, its posts. However, when it comes to exporting your content from Blogger to WordPress, there are many additional elements to consider. For example:

  • The rest of your pages.
  • All images and assets displayed on your website.
  • The URL structure for your blog posts.

Additionally, you may also want to ensure that your new blog maintains the style of the old one for consistency. This is usually the hardest part as most platforms don’t allow you to export layouts and themes, let alone on a like-for-like basis. But don’t panic – we’ll cover the entire process in the next section.

How to Migrate Blogger to WordPress (6 Steps)

Before we begin, make sure you have a brand new WordPress installation ready to go. If not, then take a look at our guide to installing WordPress.

Once you have a fresh WordPress install ready, you can start migrating…

1. Export your Blogger content

Luckily, Blogger simplifies this step by providing you with a backup tool that allows you to download copies of your full website. These backups come in .xml Format perfect for importing a large number of posts.

First, access your blogger dashboard and go to settings Tab. At the top of the page you will find a button with the inscription secure content within the Content (pages, posts and comments) Section:

Back up your Blogger content.

Click this button and Blogger will ask you to confirm if you want to save a backup file to your computer:

Confirm your backup download.

Confirm your decision and a download will begin, which shouldn’t take too long (even for large blogs). When the download finishes, make a note of where you saved your blogs .xml File – you will need it for the next step.

Finally, note that this will be the case despite what the Blogger backup tool says only Export your posts and comments. As far as your pages go, we’ll cover how to move them later.

2. Import your blogger content into WordPress

Next, open your WordPress dashboard. Then go to Tools > Import Tab where you should see a Blogger option at the top of the page. Click on Install now under bloggers to start:

Use the Blogger importer to migrate to WordPress

WordPress takes a few seconds to install the importer tool. When it’s done, you’ll see a new one Run the importer option below bloggers (Where Install now war.) Click here and on the next page use the Choose file button to find the .xml File you downloaded from Blogger in the first step:

Upload your import file.

Run the importer and wait for WordPress to process your data. Finally, you will be asked which existing authors you want to assign your imported Blogger content to:

Assign Blogger content to WordPress users

You can now either create new users or assign the imported items to existing users. Note that if you had multiple authors on Blogger, at this stage you will be given the option to assign their articles to different users.

When you’re done with item mapping, click the Submit Button. If all goes well, you’ll see a success message – at this point you can browse your imported posts in WordPress:

Searching your imported posts in WordPress.

However, as mentioned before, Blogger only exports your posts. This is great as they are the main consideration for any blog. However, this means that you must treat the pages separately.

3. Move your blogger sites to WordPress

Importing your blogger pages into WordPress takes a bit more work than posts since you have to do it manually. First, go back to your blogger dashboard and switch to pages Tab.

Now select the page you want to export and open it with Blogger Editor. Once inside, switch to HTML Tab with the button under the title of the page:

Export Blogger Page to migrate to WordPress

We’re going the direct route here – just copy and paste the entire HTML code into a new WordPress page.

The WordPress block editor allows you to add HTML directly by clicking the dotted menu on the right:

Access to the code editor in WordPress.

You can then paste the HTML like any other content:

Add HTML with the code editor.

When you’re done, you can preview your page in WordPress before saving it. However, we recommend fully importing the content before tweaking the look. Now all you have to do is repeat this process for your other Blogger Pages.

4. Try to match your blogger design

As you can probably tell, your imported pages may have the same content, but they don’t look anything like they did in Blogger. Unfortunately, while you can import plain HTML and CSS with the block editor, you tip Copy your blog’s template.

An example of an imported page.

Once your Blogger content is in WordPress, you have two options – either recreate your old Blogger theme or create a fresh new one with a modern WordPress theme.

The choice is yours, although you will ask questions as you revise your design, such as: For example, whether you should use a free or premium theme, what you need to consider, and more.

Regardless of your decision and choice of theme, however, we recommend that you use a page builder tool such as elementor. This way you can easily create all kinds of designs – from your simple blogger layout to something much more complicated. First, check out some cool guides on how to use the plugin:

After you’re done designing your blog, there are still a few technical loose ends to complete the migration process.

5. Change your WordPress URL structure to match Blogger

If you look at any of your Blogger posts, you’ll see that they usually have a fairly simple URL structure

This structure contains date information and is pretty easy to understand, so almost perfect. The task here is to change your WordPress URL structure to be as similar as possible to Blogger’s format so that your search engine optimization (SEO) benefits are not lost.

To do this, open your WordPress dashboard and go to Settings > Permalinks Side. You will see all the permalink options that WordPress offers. While title of the post Option is usually recommended, you should go for the Blogger-like option month and name:

Choosing a new permalink setting.

After you’ve saved your changes, you’re good to go, and there’s only one step left before you can call it a day.

6. Redirect your blogger traffic to WordPress

If you’ve been working hard on your blog for a while, you already have an audience. Of course, many of these people will continue to visit your blogger site, so the best thing you can do is redirect traffic to WordPress. To do this, use the Blogger to WordPress redirect plugin:

Once you have installed and activated this plugin, a new one will appear Blogger to WordPress redirect The option will appear below yours Tool Tab. Click on it and then select the start configuration Button:

Configuring Blogger to WordPress Plugin.

When the plugin finds content imported from Blogger, it offers you the option to generate a snippet of the redirect code:

Generate your redirect code.

Copy the code shown, then return to Blogger. open that theme tab in your blogger dashboard and select it Edit HTML Button below your site’s preview:

Adding your redirect code to Blogger.

A new page will appear containing all of your theme’s code. You can go ahead and delete everything and then replace it with the code snippet you copied from WordPress.

Note, however, that after doing this, your entire theme settings on Blogger will be gone. Make sure you’re completely done with your blogger site and have already moved all of your content, otherwise it can get tricky to fix things. Once you’ve saved the changes to your theme, that’s all.

The next time your blogger site has a visitor, they will be automatically redirected to the same page on your WordPress site.


Blogger has many positive qualities, such as ease of use. However, its limitations are quickly revealed after your blog starts to grow. In contrast, WordPress can be by your side to transform your blog into almost anything you want.

Once you’re done making the switch from Blogger to WordPress, it’s worth checking out some of the cool features you can implement with WordPress that you couldn’t with Blogger. Here are some resources to get you started:

  1. Five must-have plugins for WordPress.
  2. The basics of making money from your website.
  3. Seven key strategies to update your website for 2022.

Do you have questions about migrating from Blogger to WordPress? Ask them in the comments section below!

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