How to Move Your Blog From Blogger to WordPress

Another question that I see quite often is how to move a blog from Blogger (Blogspot) to WordPress.

It’s actually a pretty straightforward process but, as in anything to do with moving data and content around, things can go wrong.

So here’s a step-by-step process.  

Moving your content from Blogger to and up-to-date versions of (self-hosted WordPress) is a simple, 1-step move.

Moving from Blogger to older versions of (pre v2.5) is a 2-step process. The easy part is – the first step is to move it to

So – moving your content from Blogger to and new versions of  Here’s the process:

1. Set up your account.

Go to and start a new blog. Choose a name that reflects what your blog will be about, and remember that the url will always end with So your blog address will be

Choosing a name that reflects what your blog will be about is helpful in the search results, but you’ll get quick rankings in the search engines anyway because you’re on the domain.

If you’re installing and setting up a new account, the steps for doing all that are set out in more detail here.

2. Import your Blogger content.

In your WordPress admin area, go to your Tools>Import screen and click on Blogger – the top item in the list.

The next screen tells you that you need to authorise Blogger to allow WordPress to access your blog. Click the ‘Authorise’ button.

You’ll be taken to the Google login page and a message will explain that you need to log in to allow WordPress to access your Blogger account.  Log in.

You may be taken to a page that warns that your blog has not registered with Google to establish a secure connection. Ignore it (that’s what you’re doing now!) and click the ‘Grant Access’ button.

After clicking the ‘Grant Access’ button you will be taken back to WordPress and a screen that sets out the number of posts and comments in your Blogger account. There will be an ‘Import’ button to the right.

Click the button to import the items you want to import and you’re done.

That’s it for importing your Blogger content to and new versions of

If you want to move your Blogger content to an older version of (pre 2.5) you need to take a couple more steps. This involves exporting your content from to your PC and then importing it to your account:

1. In your account go to Tools>Export

The default setting exports the content of all authors, so if you want to restrict the authors that are exported do so through the drop down menu.

Click the ‘Download Export File’ button and save it in an easy location on your PC.

2. Import your content to your older account

Log in to your account and go to Tools>Import.

At the bottom of the options you’ll see an option to import content from a WordPress export file.

Select that option and on the following screen navigate to the location on your PC where you saved your export file.

Click the ‘Upload File and Import’ button – and you’re done.

BTW – for people who are using this is also how you can back up your content so you’re protected in case of problems.

That’s it for moving your blog from Blogger to WordPress.

Let me have any questions by leaving a comment below.

Update – 19th May, 2009

I’ve written another article on how to re-direct your links and RSS feeds from Blogger to your new WordPress blog so you don’t lose your followers and RSS subscribers.

You can find it here.

What do you think?

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  • Karin H. Mar 15, 2009 @ 19:37

    Hi Martin

    If you ever encounter a question on how to transfer WordPress to Typead, or Blogger to Typepad, just send them my way 😉
    I’ll return the favour, no doubt.

    Karin H. (Keep It Simple Sweetheart, especially in business)

    Karin H.´s last blog post..In search of conversations

    • WealthyDragon Mar 15, 2009 @ 19:53

      Hi Karin,

      It’s a deal..! 🙂



  • GoEverywhere Team Mar 17, 2009 @ 6:24

    This is a great step-by-step tutorial! I moved over to Wordpress from Blogger quite awhile ago and the process stressed me out. I would suggest downloading the export file on your webtop so that you know the file is safe. You don’t have to worry about your computer crashing and losing that file, which has happened to me in the middle of a major blog overhaul. It was not fun!

    GoEverywhere Team´s last blog post..Web downtime, GoEverywhere uptime

    • WealthyDragon Mar 17, 2009 @ 7:03

      Glad it was useful – and yes, losing your PC in the middle of a major overhaul is definitely not fun..!



  • Jeff Jun 16, 2009 @ 10:47

    Sweet! I was wondering how I’d get this done. Will let you know how it goes once I do it. I have a lot of information to move over. so does it move the pictures as well?
    .-= Jeff´s last blog post: Count the seats to the Exit row =-.

    • WealthyDragon Jun 16, 2009 @ 11:10

      Hi Jeff,

      I honestly don’t know about the pictures. When I moved my stuff over I didn’t have any pictures in my posts 🙂

      BTW – you may also want to take a look at the other post on re-directing your links and RSS.



  • Boy Aug 14, 2009 @ 2:58

    It is unable to Grant Access blogger cos SSL is not enabled. Can u tell me about how to Enable SSL plz? Waiting

    • WealthyDragon Aug 14, 2009 @ 7:20

      You will need raise a support ticket to ask your hosting provider to enable SSL on your account.



  • Dennis Hampton Nov 21, 2009 @ 4:06

    What a great post you have here. I have been looking for this information for awhile and you have broken it down so efficently that even I can do it. Thanks for the great info.

    • Martin Nov 21, 2009 @ 7:16

      You’re welcome – glad it helped 🙂



  • Jon Dec 18, 2009 @ 18:43

    Please help,

    I have imported a blogger blog to a blog

    How do i import the followers on blogger to wordpress? do i need a plugin? How do you do it? Is this a blogger site?
    .-= Jon´s last blog ..Dance Like No-ome is Watching… =-.