How to Move From Blogger blog to WordPress

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How to Move From Blogger blog to WordPress

Here are process/steps to import your Google blogger Blogspot blog posts and comments into your WordPress blog.
1. Login to your new WordPress blog admin panel, click on Tools > Import.

2. Select “Blogger” , their would be a popup, then click on “Install Now” .
3. Click on “Authorize” , this would let WordPress access your blogger account.

4. You would now be transferred to your Google page, now click on “Grant Access” .

5. Your blogger blogs posts and comments would now appear, you can now click on “Import” .

6. The next step is to assign an author name to your post in WordPress, and that’s it.

How not to loose (or retain) your search
engine ranking if you move from a blogger to
  WordPress using a custom domain

If you already used a custom domain on your blogger blog and you do not want to loose your Page rank, search engine ranking and Facebook likes, it would be quite easier for you. All you need to do is structure your permalinks or WordPress URL to match with the blogger’s format. How to style WordPress URL as blogger URL (permalink).
The essence you need the blogger style of permalink is to keep your search engine traffic, without you structuring your blog’s permalink as such, your visitors from the search engine would see a 404 error page.

So follow these steps
Now in your WordPress Dashboard, go to
Settings > Permalinks now select Custom
Structure option.
Paste this code below and save.

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

One problem you would notice is that the WordPress URL would be longer in length than the blogger, well never worry, here is a fix.

Copy the code below and save using notepad as fix.php , upload it to your server root so that its URL would be http://yourdomain.com/fix.php
Here is the code

get_results("SELECT post_
id, meta_value FROM $wpdb->;postmeta
WHERE meta_key = 'blogger_permalink'");
$wpdb->;print_error(); foreach ($res 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"); $wpdb-
>;print_error(); }
echo "DONE"; ?> 

Visit the fix link, there would be a page that appears with the word DONE, and that’s it. It’s that Easy. Drop any errors you encounter here as comments.

Prince Kwekowe
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Entrepreneur, Programmer, Technophile, Tech Instructor and CEO at w3tutor.org. Has a Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about Technology, Robotics, Entrepreneurship and SEO. When he's not Programming, writing or teaching, Prince engages in playing video games, cooking or playing the guitar.

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