Hi guys, in this post Digimanx will share tips on how to move blogs from Blogspot to self-hosted WordPress without losing “SEO” traffic.
Here we will transfer all the old blog content in Blogger blogspot including domain address and also all permalink of all your blog posts. So all links of your post will be automatically redirected to the new WordPress blog.
These tips will be especially helpful for you who have already bought a domain for blogspot and changed your mind to move your blog from blogger blogspot to WordPress. In this case move to self hosted WordPress.
Make sure you have bought Web hosting first, it can be purchased at the company where you buy the domain names or buy from another company, no problem.
If still confused looking for a good web hosting, we highly recommend to purchase it at Bluehost. But if you interesting in company that we use to host Digimanx, you can read our review here Affordable Web hosting to Start WordPress Blog
Okay let’s back to the point, here are the step by step how to move all your blog content as well as the domain url address.
Move the domain url address to web hosting
First you have to disable your domain address url in Blogger blogspot and return it to the dot-blogspot.com address first.
To do that, just go to Blogger dashboard > Settings> Basic> Publishing
Well you there, click [X] in your domain url address that already connected to blogspot.
This is important for later when transferring your domain to new webhosting you’ll deal with no issue.
[Important!] just in case, you may need to back up your blog first. To back up all blogspot content, just go to Settings> Other> Import & back up> Back up Content
After you finish disabling your custom url in Blogger blogspot, now we go to delete DNS record for your blogspot domain
Delete DNS records for Blogger Blogspot
It is also very important that later when connecting / propagating domains to new host does not deal with problem.
To delete the blogger’s DNS record, just login to the member area of the company site where you purchased your domain and then go to the settings for the DNS record where you used to create DNS records for Blogger blogspot and delete all DNS records that are there.
After that, update the name server to your new web hosting. Like the example screen shot below I purchased the domain name in company A but I linked it to the hosting I bought at BOC Indonesia.
Here I am replacing Nameserver 1 from ns1.companyA.com to ns91.serverorange.com and Nemaeserver 2 ie ns2.companyA.com to ns92.serverorange.com
For Nameserver 3 and 4 can be left empty or by default.
Usually when you buy a new hosting, you will get an email containing information about IP server address, Nameserver hosting etc.
How to properly do it yourself a Domain Name Propragation to Web hosting
There are two ways to propagate/connect your domain address to web hosting
The first is to ask for help the tecnical support web hosting service providers
The second way is to do it yourself.
Log into your cPanel hosting then go to settings for Domain> DNS> Advanced Zone Editor
There you can add some new “Records”. Add a record like the example below. Just change “yourdomain” with your domain.
Record: yourdomain.comName: www.yourdomain.com.
Record: yourdomain.comName: yourdomain.com.
Record: 188.8.131.52 (Replace with your web server IP hosting address)Name: webmail.yourdomain.com.
Record: 184.108.40.206 (Replace with your web server IP hosting address)Name: whm.yourdomain.com.
Record: 220.127.116.11 (Replace with your web server IP hosting address)Name: ftp.yourdomain.com.
Record: 18.104.22.168 (Replace with your web server IP hosting address)Name: cpanel.yourdomain.com.
Record: 22.214.171.124 (Replace with your web server IP hosting address)Name: webdisk.yourdomain.com.
Record: 126.96.36.199Name: webdisk.yourdomain.com.
Record: 188.8.131.52 (Replace with your web server IP hosting address)Name: cpcontacts.yourdomain.com.
Record: 184.108.40.206 (Replace with your web server IP hosting address)Name: cpcalendars.yourdomain.com.
Record: 220.127.116.11 (Replace with your web server IP hosting address)
Once propagation process done, it’s time Install WordPress in your hosting. For tutorial how to install WordPress you can read the following article How to Start A Blog With WordPress (Link will open in new tab, so you can easily return here)
When your WordPress install process is done! It’s time to move the entire contents of your blog from Blogger Blogspot to WordPress
Move Blog From Blogspot To Self Hosted WordPress
Below is the trick that you can follow,
In the WordPress site’s WP Admin panel, you just go to the Plugins page and then Add New (Add New)
And look for the plugin with the name Blogger Importer Extended
Then click Install and Enable plugins
Once the Blogger Importer Extended plugin is enabled, find this plugin in the plugins list and click Start
The Blogger Importer Extended plugin will ask your permission to log in to your blogspot blogger account just click OK, let’s go!
Don’t worry when yurifarina.com plugin asks to access your Google account, just click Allow. See scrennshot
If you have more than one blog, once you “Allow” plugin to access your Blogger account you will be asked to choose which blog you want to import,
In the example screenshot above I imported hermansyahfilani.blogspot.com blog to WordPress
Next the plugin will start importing all your blog content. Just let the process complete.
After the transfer is completed Assign Author to your WordPress Author Name
There are still some things that may need to be fix, you need to test whether your link has been redirected correctly or not.
Test it first by clicking on the link of the article you have share on social media for example. If there is no problem it means that you have successfully.
But if when you test link of old articles and on WordPress site it say “Error page not found” then you need to fix it by checking the permalink post that has been transferred to WordPress.
This problem is generally because by default the permalink in Blogger blogspot uses an additional .html behind each of urls.
Well, to fix it you simply add html behind each post url that has been transferred to WordPress site. See an example screenshot below
If your post is pretty much you can ask help from your sister or friend’s to help you :))
My suggestion, if you want to fix it yourself edit url/permalink of your posts that have the most traffic first and the others can follow as you go.
Okay, thats it! I hope this article can help you to move your blog from Blogger Blogspot to self-hosted WordPress and transfer all your blog content without problems.
If you need any help do not hesitate to ask in the comments below.