My task of migrating my Wordpress blog to Blogger was surprisingly easy. I could have just started a new blog and used that one from now on, but I didn’t want to maintain two forever, and I didn’t want to have to keep upgrading Wordpress. I allocated half a day to complete the task, and couldn’t believe that it only took 30 minutes.
The first thing you want to do is to export your Wordpress blog as a data file. I’d recommend going through and approving any comments you want to travel with you first.
Now, you need to convert it to something that Blogger can recognize. The tool I used to do this was wordpress2blogger.
Finally, you want to create a blog that uses this file.
I followed a recommendation to elect not to publish everything right away. This allows you to proof how your posts look before publishing them.
Now, if you are like me, you want to use your own domain for your blog.
That’s just part one for using your custom domain. You now have to add a CNAME for it. This part may vary for different hosting providers. I use HostGator, so my instructions will be geared towards that.
Add four A records with the following information:
blog 14400 A 188.8.131.52 blog 14400 A 184.108.40.206 blog 14400 A 220.127.116.11 blog 14400 A 18.104.22.168
Finally, add one CNAME record with the following information:
blog 14400 CNAME ghs.google.com
You should be good to go! You’ll still be able to access your blog with the blogspot URL you selected, but you will also see it on your own custom domain.