Step by Step How to Move From Blogger to WordPress

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Have you been blogging for a while and hit that point where you realize WordPress is where you want to be?

What is the main thing holding you back? The cost of moving your site? It can be so expensive $200+ was the average quote I received when I was looking to move.

The first time I had my site designed I had been blogging for a little over a year. I looked into WordPress at that time I was scared away as soon as I read how much designers wanted in order to move my site from Blogger to WordPress. I decided to just stay with Blogger and have my site designed.

The more I read, the more I learned. The more I learned the more I knew I should have just switched to WordPress. Still the costs were just too expensive and I could not justify that for a blog that was not making any money and was a hobby that I hoped would turn into a business.

Did you know you can make the move yourself? You can.

The gal who moved and designed my new layout has since published an e-book that walks you through step by step, in NON-GEEK terms, of moving your site from Blogger to WordPress. The book is only $35!  I have reviewed the book. If I can read it and understand it you can too. Remember, I am a crayons and paper kind of gal.

Why You Should Consider Moving to WordPress

  1. If your site is a business, meaning you are using it to supplement your income at all, WordPress is where it’s at. The ability to create a website/blog marriage is such a benefit to you and the growth of your site.  
  2. WordPress plugins and widgets will allow you to make your site very user friendly and appealing to your readers.The possibilities are endless!
  3. On Blogger, Google owns your site and your content. Even though you wrote the content. For real. Google can shut you down at any moment, for no reason and it can take weeks or months to get things straightened out. And good luck finding a phone number to call Google.
  4. On WordPress, you own the shelf in cyberspace that your site is sitting on. This is because you are self-hosted. No one can take your site down and you own it.
  5. With WordPress there are amazing templates you can install that will do the SEO work for you. Check out Thesis and Genesis. (I use Thesis).
  6. Being that you own your site on WordPress, you will quickly see a difference in how many people are finding your site when they search for specific keywords on Google. Here is my experience. In August 2010, I was still using Blogger. Google referred a whopping 185 readers to my site during that month who were searching keywords like pirate cupcakes, for example. In August 2011, I am now using WordPress- I made the move back in the spring of this year.   Google sent me 5,212 readers in August 2011, who were searching relevant keywords on my site. As a matter of fact, 260 people who Googled the term money cupcakes were sent to my site last month alone. To go from 185 readers finding me to 5,212 readers finding me is proof that WordPress (and themes like Thesis) work. They help get you found online! I am proof.
  7. You are in control with WordPress. 100%.
  8. Your site has the ability to look more professional. This is appealing when you want to work with brands.

Why This Ebook is a Must

  1. Written in terms that a non-techy person can read and understand.
  2. Written by an established WordPress designer Sharon from Good, True and Beautiful.
  3. The price is right- $35.
  4. Sharon is now offering a discount code of 20% off. Enter time4wp at checkout.
  5. I trust Sharon and her expertise, and you can too.

If you have reservations about moving to WordPress, have any questions about my experience with WordPress or Thesis, questions about how WordPress has improved my blog, please just email me or leave your question in the comments. I would be more than happy to answer any questions about my experience.

Also, if you are looking for self-hosting information, I use Dream Host.

Want to know more about the e-book? Click here to view more details.


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  1. I was wondering if all this works with the option to pay WordPress a yearly fee for a domain web address, instead of self hosting. I’ve wanted to switch to WordPress, but don’t want to pay the monthly fees OS self hosting. Right now I just use the option to pay Blogger yearly for my domain name.

    1. Amanda- let me check with Sharon on that. I think the moving process is the same, but she is the expert.
      We will get back to you on this.

    2. You have to pay WordPress extra to do a lot of the custom things, and you can’t use most plugins on the WordPress-hosted version.

      My self-hosting costs like $7/month when I buy 2 years at a time, and I use a WordPress-recommended host.

  2. This is great information; I will be thinking seriously about this right away!

    1. Annie- glad you found it helpful.

      In case I did not mention, you can download the first chapter (or so) for free to get a feel for the book.

      Best of luck.

  3. Blessed Beyond a doubt says:

    Just did the switch! So worth it!

  4. I switched to WordPress from a different blogging software, Quick Blogcast offered by GoDaddy. I just wanted to mention this in case anyone else is considering Quick Blogcast: It is really annoying and unstable! WordPress is a zillion times better!

  5. I will definitely have to take a good look at this. I just started my blog this past week after much contemplation and a great deal of time knowing I wanted to do this. I am a newly single mom and hoping eventually this will lead to some type of income. No clue how to go about this though, so I am thrilled for some help out there. Thanks!

  6. Jordan (MamaBlogga) says:

    I started on Blogger and moved to WordPress four years ago. There wasn’t much on making the move at the time, especially not in easy-to-understand terms. Now there are a few sites where you can find info on moving for free. I posted a guide a few years ago, and I still get comments on it weekly.

    I do like WordPress better than Blogger, but there is a BIG learning curve between the two. WordPress has vastly improved in user-friendliness in the last year or two, but it can still be very technical. Frankly, much as I’d like it to be, it’s just not for everyone. I know a few people who decided in the end that they were just more comfortable with Blogger. On the other hand, WordPress is more customizable and adaptable. (And I feel like a pro when I use it 😉 .)

  7. I hope a lot of blogger bloggers see this and decide to do it. As a reader, I really hate commenting on blogger blogs.
    Wow, that was a lot of uses of the word blog.

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