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How To Move From WordPress To Blogspot Easily

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Are you looking for how to successfully move from WordPress to Blogspot? There maybe reason(s) why you decide to move to Blogspot, but whatever it is, I will share with you how to do it successfully in this post.
If you are running free WordPress blog and can not afford self hosted but want to make money from blogging, you may consider moving to blogspot. All you need is just a custom domain which you can’t do on WordPress. Read what I wrote on things to know before starting a blog on free WordPress and blogspot platforms here.
Moving from WordPress to blogspot is not something difficult. But, they are some contents/files that will not be moved.

1). Change your WordPress blog permalink.

Permalink simply means how you configured your posts URLs in your WordPress dashboard. In WordPress, you can change your permalink to any form you want. But in blogspot, you can not. So, before you export your files from WordPress, first convert it to same permalink used on blogspot. I.e www.yourblog.com/2018/08/post title.html. This is necessary because it will help you to easily redirect your post URLs and also reduce your 404 error pages.

2). Images will not be imported to blogspot

If you want to move from free WordPress to blogspot, this will not be a problem. All you have to do is to leave your WordPress blog undeleted and the images on the exported files will still redirect to the ones on the WordPress.
But, if you are moving from a self hosted blog to blogspot, you will lose all your images. The only solution available in such case is to upload them one by one, which is time consuming.
 

3). Export your contents first on WordPress before deleting the blog

This is a costly mistake you can’t afford to make when you want to move from WordPress to blogspot or otherwise. Make sure you export your files from WordPress before you think of deleting the blog. Because once you delete, you may not be able to restore.

4). Create blogspot account

You may have a your reasons for moving to blogspot. One of the things to do is to create an account on blogspot. Visit blogger.com. If you already have a custom domain, disconnect it from your WordPress blog after you might have changed the permalink and exported your files. Connect the the domain to the new blogspot blog and ensure it is up and running. If you do not know how to connect custom domain to blogspot, contact me.

How To Export Your Contents From WordPress

Before you can have your contents on your new blogspot blog, you must export it. To export contents from WordPress blog, follow the steps below;
1). Login to your WordPress dashboard and locate Tools. When you see, click on it.
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2). After clicking on it, you will see export and import. Since you are exporting, click on export.
3). When you click on export, you will see a page asking you to select the posts you want to export. If its all, select all and click on download export file. In a matter of seconds, your exported file will be ready. Take note of its name to make it easier for you to find.

How To Convert Exported Contents

From WordPress To Blogger XML File

Now that you have exported your files from WordPress, you will now need to convert it to blogger XML file so that you can import it to your blogspot blog.
Unlike WordPress where you can import files exported from blogspot, you need this conversion to make it work on blogspot.
All you have to do is go to wordpress2blogger converter. When you do, you will see a section asking you to upload files as seen in the diagram below. Upload the file you exported from your WordPress blog and convert it. It will notify you when it is done and take note of the name it is saved by so that you can easily find it.
Simple! The last step is importing to blogspot.

How To Import WordPress Contents To Blogspot

This is the last step in moving from WordPress to blogspot. To do this, follow the steps below.
1). Login to your blogspot admin area. When you do, go straight to settings and click on it.
2). Click on Other after you might have clicked on settings
3). Click on Import contents as seen in the diagram below.
4). When you click on import contents, you will see a pop up tab. Click on upload file to choose the file you converted to blogger XML. Don’t tick automatically publish imported contents because you may not want to publish all.
How to move from WordPress to blogspot
When you do these correctly, you will see your posts, pages and comments. All you will need to do is reset your blog labels/categories. Don’t know how? Download my free eBook on blogspot for beginners.

Conclusion

That is simply how to move from WordPress to blogspot or blogger successfully without facing any problem.

Was this tutorial helpful? Let me know in the comment if you get it done correctly or you need my help.

 

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Enable Access To Blogger Blog On Glo Network: How To

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I have had to call Glo network customer care to complain to them that I couldn’t access my blogger blog with custom domain name on Glo network and they couldn’t proffer solution. In this article, I will show you how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network.

What is it about Glo?

Glo network is one of the largest telecommunication network in Nigeria with millions of subscribers and its owned by Mike Adenuga. Glo offers more data subscription than other networks in Nigeria. Hence the name, “Grand Master of data.”

Because of the volume of their data, more people use it. This should mean more visitors to your blog right? It should but people couldn’t use their Glo network to access your blogger blog unless they change to other networks which may drastically increase the bounce rate. But not too worry. Smile…

Blogger that face this problem

Bloggers that face this kind of problem are those that have had custom domain activated on their blog and https is on.

There is so much benefits attached to custom domain and this shouldn’t be a problem. Blog visitors trust blogs with https activated  more than those who doesn’t and see bloggers with custom domain as serious ones. Like I said, not too worry. You will know it soon.

How to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network in Nigeria

The things you need are;

  • Email Address
  • Access to your domain name registrar
  • Desktop/Mobile device

And within two minutes you will be done. All you need to do is change the DNS on your domain name registrar. Simple! Let’s get to work dear.

Step One on how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network in Nigeria

(a): Go to cloudflare website and sign up with your email and choose a password for yourself. Check your mailbox to verify your email few seconds after or do that after the process.

Enable access to blogger blog on Glo network

(b): After signing up successfully, the next pop-up is where to Add your site for cloudflare to scan it. Enter your domain name e.g yourblogname.com and continue.

(c): Then choose a plan. Choose free plan but, note that, you can only use one domain name on free plan. After clicking on free plan, scroll down and confirm plan. After it has scanned your site, it will show you your A records and CNAME records. Cross check and scroll down to continue.

(d): After you are successful in (c) above, the next thing you will see is your current DNS server and cloudflare will provide you with ones to change that two DNSs with. Copy them or write them down somewhere.

(e): Click on I need help changing my name server, select your domain registrar and click on Step-by-step instructions IF you already didn’t know how on your domain registrar. See the diagram above👆.

This ends step one. Don’t close the browser yet.

Open new tab and proceed to step two.

Step Two on how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network

a): Login to your domain registrar account and look for that domain you connect with blogspot. I use Namecheap, so I will explain with it.

b): Click on Manage button in the domains dashboard

c): In the page that will open, scroll down and look for name servers. Tap on it and select Custom DNS.

d): Enter the new DNSs provided by cloudflare in the first step above as it was written respectively. And tick the green mark which means save. If its successful, it will tell you that it will take 48 hours for the new DNS to propagate.

e): Now go back to cloudflare on the last page, click continue. Now when in the dashboard, scroll down to click on Recheck Name server. You will be notified if successful. Boom! Its that simple. Now check your blog with a Glo network after couple of hours.

Conclusion

In this post, I just explained to you how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network in Nigeria. Now you don’t have to worry about drastic bounce rate. Everyone can now visit your blog. 😉😉😉

Were you able to do it? Let me know in he comment and don’t forget to share!

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