Where is the importer for Blogger to Word Press?

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  • #3115

    ahurvitz
    Member

    Just joined wordpress.com. Want to import my Blogger “blog” to WordPress. Told that all I have to do is enter my username and password from Blogger. Is that correct? Or is there a downloadable “importer” that I just don’t see?

    #3242

    Yep.

    Click on: My Dashboard > Import

    Enter your username and password for blogger and WordPress does the rest.

    Keep in mind, though, you should make a copy of your Blogger template before beginning the import, as the importer will change the template during the import process.

    Good luck!

    #3275

    drmike
    Member

    Having just used the RSS importer, I poliely suggest that you may want to scan your posts afterwards for any errors that may occur. I found a few html quarks in mine that I had to manually adjust. I don’t know if that would happen with the blogger importer though.

    Just a heads up. :)

    -drmike

    #3281

    ahurvitz
    Member

    My blog is completely screwy. I used the importer but it seems to have not imported the entire blog and the photos are not visible nor is it in chronological order.

    #3283

    drmike
    Member

    Where’s your Blogger blog so we can compare it please?

    -drmike

    #3284

    ahurvitz
    Member
    #3285

    andy
    Member

    The importer had to change your template so it could read your posts and comments. If it failed to restore the original template, you can do it yourself with the backup copy you were advised to make. You made a backup, right?

    Regarding the images, we have found that Blogger doesn’t allow uploaded images to be viewed on non-blogspot sites. We may have a workaround in the future but until then, you’ll have to upload your images somewhere else. Of course you can upload them to your new WordPress blog.

    #3286

    donncha
    Staff

    Do you have your blog template backed up? Just republish the template and your old blog will be fine.
    Missing images are sometimes because blogger doesn’t allow images to be hotlinked. You’ll have to upload them to wordpress.com or somewhere else that allows that. (Flickr is one place)
    It could also be because malformed html. If the html isn’t exactly <img src=”blah.jpg” /> then it’ll get reduced to <img /> or something similar by our filters.

    #3287

    ahurvitz
    Member

    I did back up my old template but have no idea where to “republish” it.

    1. The entire blog has not been imported.
    2. If I decided that I didn’t want to use Word Press could I then go back to Blogger?

    #3303

    donncha
    Staff

    Copy and paste your template back into the template editor on Blogger.com, and there’s a Publish button somewhere there. Your old posts are still there, so nothing’s lost.

    #3304

    ahurvitz
    Member

    Except that my Blogger blog seems to still be under the control of Word Press. Even though I have deleted my WordPress account and pushed to get a confirmed email.

    #3774

    oracledoug
    Member

    Something else is to be wary of is if the importer falls over before resetting your Blogger settings to the original values (for example, how to handle line breaks), then it can screw them up. It took me a while to work out what was going on, despite my attempts to restore my original template.

    So it seems to me that you need to make a note of all your Blogger settings, *not* just take a backup of your template.

    Cheers,

    Doug

    #3775

    drmike
    Member

    So it seems to me that you need to make a note of all your Blogger settings, *not* just take a backup of your template.

    Number two on the instructions :)

    Granted though it doesn’t say specificly about br’s.

    #3777

    ttgowings
    Member

    Hi all, I had a post ‘a few days ago‘that somewhat explains where I’m coming from, anywho so on the importing end, I’d be importing from B2evolution and from a blogger account. First is this possible to import from 2 different accounts ? Then if that is possible when importing into WordPress does it copy everything into WordPress or does it actually do more or less a physical transfer of files ?
    After the transfer to WordPress can you still access your blog from the dashboard from either B2evo or blogger ?

    So if everything is possible and I go ahead with the transfer from what I’m gathering the first thing I should do is back up the templates before importing. Are there any other settings that I should be aware or wary of within B2evo or blogger ?

    Thanks for your time and your help.

    #3778

    drmike
    Member

    First is this possible to import from 2 different accounts ?

    Yes, the importers do check for dupe posts but do not delete previous posts from your WP.com blog.

    Then if that is possible when importing into WordPress does it copy everything into WordPress or does it actually do more or less a physical transfer of files ?

    It copies your posts and maybe your comments depending on your original blog and how it exports your posts out.

    After the transfer to WordPress can you still access your blog from the dashboard from either B2evo or blogger ?

    Yup, it just copies. Do pay attention though to the instructions when you do the transfer. The instructions for teh blogger transfer to save a copy of your theme as well as any settings are there for a reason as Wp will change them into a format that can read. Some people have missed those steps in the past.

    #3840

    babydoc
    Member

    just transferred here from blogger but i’m using haloscan for my comments. can i also import the comments for my blog from haloscan? thanks.

    #3843

    timethief
    Member

    I do not see import from haloscan offered as one of the options on our wordpress dashboard. Have you checked with the haloscan forum http://www.haloscan.com/forum/
    to find out if they know whether or not sucessful export to wordpress is possible. You could do that while you wait for staff to read this thread and respond to it.

    #3844

    babydoc
    Member

    timethief, thanks for the suggestion.

    #3845

    drmike
    Member

    Searching‘s even better. :)

    Per this post, the blogger comments will but the holoscan ones won’t since that’s a seperate service.

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