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    David Haimes

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    I'm a Senior Director working in Oracle Applications Product Development. I started out in Oracle UK and found my way out to California in 2000. I'm interested in technology both inside and outside of Oracle and am always thinking of how I can incorporate new ideas, technologies, methodologies or innovations into my work here at Oracle.

    My current role is product owner for General Ledger, Intercompany and Legal Entity products in Oracle Fusion Financials and eBusiness Suite General Ledger and leading the Social Strategy for Oracle Financials Applications.

    I Blog about Oracle Financials and anything else I see that is interesting or potentially useful at davidhaimes.wordpress.com

    You might also see me on twitter as dhaimes

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How to Migrate from WordPress to Blogger

I was checking out Google Analytics on the blogger account I have had since 2004 but really not used much since. Big problem. I have very little content there and almost no traffic to analyze. WordPress don’t allow me to use Google Analytics on wordpress.com, so I can’t analyze all the wonderful activity here. This got me wondering how easy it would be to migrate my blog to blogger and the answer is as easy as 1,2,3.

1) In WordPress go to Tools Export and click on the Export button

This will give you an XML file to save to your computer in the WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR format with all your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.  Excellent for loading to another WordPress Blog.

2) You need to convert this WXR format to something blogger can read, so got to http://wordpress2blogger.appspot.com/

Load up your WXR file and you will get a file back in blogger format.  All powered by the Google App Engine (thanks guys)

3) Go to blogger dashboard and click import, select the file you got from 2) above

One thing to be careful about is it will also pull in your draft posts from WordPress, so I recommend that you don’t check the box to publish right away, better to review and publish after the import.

So now I have all my blog posts on blogger as well as on wordpress, next problem to solve is if I could keep them synched up automatically, which I think might be a more difficult problem.

51 Responses

  1. i got some errors during converting WXR file. it is smaller than 1MB. i was able to convert when my WP still use 2.9 version. but after upgrade to 3.0, some errors happen.

  2. Thank you so much. I was looking for this so much. I really appreciate it.

  3. Are you able to import images from WordPress to Blogger?

    • The method I describe here will also migrate the images. The only problem I noticed with the images was some of the captions were left off, but I think that is just because Blogger doesn’t support that?

      • I have all the pages and comments and the images are being pulled from my WordPress. How do I shift the images over to Blogger? Thanks.

  4. Worked beautifully. I love how well everything was preserved, especially the publishing history.

    VERY grateful for this tool.

    The only things that didn’t migrate were my pages. Code for image captions was also mis-translated.

    Thanks very much!!

  5. So sorry, my last comment was inaccurate. The pages migrated — all I had to do was publish them. Must get more sleep. Thanks again for this quick and painless migration method.

  6. I tried this for one of my self-hosted WordPress blogs over the weekend. Posts and Pages imported… but none of my Posts’ Comments were imported. Were you able to get Comments imported as well?

  7. @davedomingo – glad it was helpful. It took me a while to figure out I had to publish things again too.

  8. @Colleen – my comments were all migrated fine, I just checked to be certain and they all seem to be there.

  9. Thanks for the quick response, David. Unfortunately, I still can’t get Comments to import from any of my WordPress.org or WordPress.com blogs. I hopped on the app’s Google Code site, and there seems to be some issue with posts that use Excerpts, which I do. So, I’m still trying to find a solution. My WP.org comments import to WP.com, WP.org and Posterous fine — only Blogger seems to not like my XML WP2Blogger export.

  10. Fantastic and worked almost flawlessly (except a few things like not capturing bold/italics)

    Thanks a bunch!

  11. thank you for this information , its helped me a lot to move my wordpress to blogger blog.

  12. thanks, this was really helpful!

  13. Hi I am Aaqil from Pakistan.

    I have spent more than three years in with wordpress, wordpress.org, jigsy.com

    But at the end, I have moved wordpress.org to blogspot. New blogspot is much better than before.

    In wordpress.org i hated, server fees, hosting issues, hosting resources issues, hacking attacks, wordpress.org broken or outdated codes/themes/plugins.

    And in wordpress.org i could never find such good stable and free mobile template which is present in blogspot.

    My blogspot blog is http://aaqilx.blogspot.com

    I am feel much better now :)

  14. Thanks for the tip, worked like a charm!

  15. Have tried this, but get this error message … Sorry, the import failed due to a server error. The error code is bX-zieo6g

    Maybe my blog is too big? How do I go from wordpress to blogger if it’s bigger than 1MB?

  16. somehow it worked, when I went to check it was all there.

  17. i kept getting this message “Sorry, the import failed due to a server error. The error code is bX-tqg3wg”


  18. this is what shows up when i try to convert the file…

    Error encountered during conversion.

    Input WordPress document is not valid XML!!

    Error appears around line 1, column 72

    uto;height:0;width:0;}<a href="http:

    Any help??? Thanks! :)

  19. it’s darn useless

  20. My blog export is 37 MB and the converter couldn’t handle it for that reason.

  21. lot of blogs are larger than 1mb.. this is a pretty useless site

  22. @David Haimes, I think it’s useless because it cannot handle more than 1MB.

  23. when i try to import it says import failed. ?????? why does this happen?

  24. Thank you so much for this. I know I couldn’t have done it without you! I’ve just done a post on my blog about this, and have told everyone to come and read your tutorial: http://1stfloorflatcomputery.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/how-to-move-your-blog-from-wordpressorg.html

    My blog was so big I had to convert in sections, but it worked beautifully and without any hiccups once I figured that out.

    Thanks again – I’ve been so unhappy on WordPress, and it’s a great relief to be back on Blogger again.

  25. I know this is an old post, but you can use ifttt to keep new posts synchronized between the two. For instance: ifttt.com/recipes/41527

  26. [...] to the help from David Haimes’ blog post, I have exported my WordPress blog entries and imported them into my other blog at Blogger. Share [...]

  27. Can I move my followers over to Blogger? Which one is better? You can advertise on Blogger, correct?

  28. I get…

    “Sorry, the import failed due to a server error. The error code is bX-40x2hu”

    … when trying to import the file into Blogger.

  29. thanks for the instructions David. I was just lurking around the internet for the thing and got it all from this blog. Anyway, I will surely link to your site from my newly formed blogger blog. This is Nabil owner of downloadinworld.wordpress.com and the new blogger blog theteamdx.blogspot.in

  30. Hi, I just did this. I am self hosted at WordPress and wanted to switch to blogger. I had not read this post, but figured out how to convert the files on my own. I had three years of blogging and my file was big, so I did one month files at a time. Everything worked great and imported perfectly.
    As soon as I redirected my traffic from my old site to my new blogger site, all of my pictures disappeared. Not my posts, but the pictures. So, now I am not sure what to do. I no longer want to self host, however, I don’t want to lose all my posts. Does anyone know what I could do to move my blog? Thank you

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  34. I want to migrate from WordPress to Blogger.
    My export file from WordPress is more than 100MB when I try to convert the file to blogger using http://wordpress2blogger.appspot.com it is not working. Could you let me know is there any other way to do it????

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  36. i migrated from wordpress.org to blogger, and it was fine until i redirected my domain to blogger and i lost all the images (because they were hosted in wordpress) help!!

  37. Thanks, it helped a lot, but only one thing was lost- the polls, (I used polldaddy which is not supported by Google) but, its okay. Thanks!

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