Since last week, I've been working in shifting my blog from WordPress to Blogger and now it is successfully shifted. Before giving you the procedure that how I shifted it, You must know my reasons of the shift.
Why you should shift from WordPress yo Blogger?
If you are good with WordPress than do not go for the shift to blogger, because the customization and features that are offered by the WordPress are unmatched. I made that shift because I didn't have time in maintaining and developing my blog. It requires time to update the plugins, themes and maintain the security.
Security was my main concern basically. New vulnerabilities were found weekly in WordPress and third-party extensions and certainly being a Cyber Security speaker, I made my decision to shift something more secure where I can spend my time in writing and speaking to my audience rather than developing and maintaining my own blog all the time.
What Problems will you face?
Blogger and WordPress are two different platforms which have different functional specialty. Shifting from Blogger to WordPress is an easy task but not the WordPress to blogger. Following are some problems that I faced during the shift.
- Simple export/import don't work here
- Formatting lost
- Images lost
- Internal-linking malfunction
- 404 due to permalinks change
How to made the shift?
Knowing about all the complications during the shift, this is how I made it successful.
Step 1 : Change your WordPress permalink structure to year/month/post-name.html
Step 2 : Install Permalink Finder Plugin to avoid 404s
Step 3 : Go to blogger.com and make your blog with yourname.blogspot.com
Step 4 : Download the export file of posts from WordPress tools.
Step 5 : Change the file format from WordPress to blogger using this tool.
Step 6 : Import the file in the Blogger.
Step 7 : Edit each post individually, repair formatting and upload images again.
Step 8: Add custom domain in the Blogger.
My blog was consisted on few posts but still it took three days and 5 cups of coffee to shift from the blogger to WordPress. If you feel any ambiguity or the better solution for the shift, Feel free to comment.