Thursday, April 12, 2012

How to Mirror Your WordPress Blog to Blogger


wp-to-bloggerCreating a mirror of your blog is a good way to backup your content. In the event that your blog/web host/domain went down, you know that there is another site that is still running, and serving the exact same content.

This tutorial shows you how to mirror your WordPress blog to Blogger.

Why Blogger?

There are plenty of free blog services out there, why choose Blogger? The reason is because Blogger is free and is owned by Google. In term of reliability and stability, it is the best. Since you are backing up your content, isn’t it logical to get it on the most reliable platform around?

Migrating your existing WP blog

The migration from WordPress to Blogger is easy. Log into your WordPress dashboard as Administrator. Go to “Tools -> Export”. Export all your WordPress posts/categories and settings to an xml file.

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Go to WordPress2Blogger site. Convert the wordpress.201x-xx-xx.xml to blogger-export.xmlfile.

Login to your Blogger account and go to “Settings -> Import Blog“. Upload the blogger-export.xml file and Import your whole WP blog in.

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If everything goes well, all your previously published posts should now be imported into Blogger.

Update Blogger whenever you publish a post

Now that you have imported your previously published posts into Blogger, it’s time to configure your Blogger’s blog to auto-update itself whenever you publish a post in WP.

First, in Blogger, go to “Settings -> Email & Mobile“. Create a new secret email address. This will be the email address that you mail to publish your post. Remember to check the box “Publish emails immediately”. Once done, click “Save Settings”.

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Next, I am going to assume that you are using feedburner.com to manage your WP feed, and you have activated the “Email Subscription” option. What you need to do is to subscribe yourself to your own mailing list (preferably with a Gmail address) so that Feedburner can email you whenever you publish a new post.

The last and final thing is to setup your email account to forward the feedburner mail to your Blogger Publish email. In Gmail, this can be done by setting up a forwarding email address and a filter.

That’s it. Whenever you publish a new post in your WP blog, it will be auto-updated on your Blogger blog as well.

What other ways do you use to mirror your WP blog to Blogger?

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Instructions

Ever wanted to move your WordPress blogs over to Blogger? This site can aid in the process!

Instructions

  1. Login to your WordPress account and navigate to the Dashboard for the blog that you'd like to transfer to Blogger.
  2. Click on the Manage tab below the Blog name.
  3. Click on the Export link below the Manage tab.
  4. Download the WordPress WXR export file by clicking on Download Export File.
  5. Save this file to your local machine.
  6. Browse to that saved document with the form below and click Convert.

  7. Save this file to your local machine. This file will be the contents of your posts/comments from WordPress in a Blogger export file.
  8. Login to your Blogger or create a new user.
  9. Once logged in, click on the Create a Blog link from the user dashboard, and then click on the Import Blog Tool
  10. Follow the instructions and upload your Blogger export file when prompted.
  11. After completing the import wizard, you should have a set of imported posts from WordPress that you can now publish to Blogger. Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. The Wordpress2Blogger doesn't seem to concert my blog content without soming to an error.. :(
    But thanks so much for your tip anyway!

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