How to transfer your blog from Blogspot to your own hosting?

Moving your Blogspot blog to your own hosting is definitely a wise decision of time, but you might be looking for the option that can let you bring all your Blogspot entries, comments and of course your traffic to your own hosted blog.

WordPress

And, if you’ve decided for your own hosting, that definitely means you’re moving towards betterment.

WordPress as it’s the most famous blogging software on paid hosting is our recommendation, and this recommendation is based on some sound factors discussed here (why WordPress rocks).

Well, here’s the step by step guideline for moving your Blogspot blog to your own hosting using WordPress. There may be two cases for this:

1. You’ve yourblog.blogspot.com
2. You’ve yourblog.com hosted by WordPress

In first case you’ll be moving like:

  • Prepare for the migration by uploading few php and html test pages
  • Install WordPress on your server
  • Go to WordPress Dashboard > Manage > Posts, and delete “Hello World”
  • Now go to Manage > Import > Select Blogger and follow the instructions. All your entries and comments are there now.

Now go to your Blogspot blog and download all images, and upload them on your own server and enter them in the posts manually. (This is a hectic job, but you’ll have to do it.)

In second case, you’ll have to:

  • First get back to yourblog.blogspot.com from your Blogspot account. For this go to Setting > Publishing > Switch to Blogspot.
  • Now change the nameservers of your domain from your domain panel. You’ll have to give new nameservers, i.e. as prescribed by the new hosting company.
  • And now follow all the steps as described in case 1.

Your Blogspot blog is now completely moved and set on your own hosting. Experience the new interface and better customization.

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14 Comments

  1. Thanks for this post there are quite a few posts online about moving from blogger to your own hosting but this is the easiest to understand and the easiest method.

  2. nice share but unfortunately i cant even think of it cause my blog is photoblog having tonnes of photos hosted on different free image hosting sites and to backup all these is really very hectic because my blog is in air since 2007

  3. I will stay with blogger because the wordpress dashboard and user interface is just a nightmare to navigate. It is so cluttered and complicated that simple tasks like editing a post turn into huge projects, just trying to figure out how to do it.

  4. I have 2 blogs with custom domains hosted by blogger and i will continue to use blogger. I love WordPress but transfering blog is just to much bother. These days i found out that website is much easier to build with Weebly.

  5. It is so cluttered and complicated that simple tasks like editing a post turn into huge projects, just trying to figure out how to do it.

  6. > This is a hectic job, but you’ll have to do it

    Pardon the self promotion, but I think I can help people. I have a small business and offer to transition your site from Blogger to WordPress for a reasonable rate since I’ve already developed the techniques to do the image stuff efficiently. I can also do theme customizations to match your original Blogger design if desired. Contact details are at the website listed.

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  7. I have just now created a free wordpress blog, via Freehostrunner.com. I am absolutely amazed how easily I have managed to host my free wordpress blog with them.

    I was able to use the Auto install script function from the user CP. recommend to anybody who want to host personal wordpress blog or small business website.

  8. I wonder how you guys to it yourselves. I wasn’t sure if I could do this myself and finally I hired someone to do it for me, it’s better to pay somebody than lose my data you know.

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