BoldGrid makes it easy to get started with WordPress no matter which blogging platform you’re coming from. In this article, we will show you how you can migrate your blog from your Blogger account.

In order to migrate from Blogger, you will only need to follow two simple steps. The method we advance here will transfer all of your page, post, and media content. 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure to read our article on getting started with a blog page, to make sure your BoldGrid installation is displaying blog posts.

Export the Blogger File

In order to migrate from Blogger to WordPress, you must access the .xml backup file. This file will contain page, post, and comment data.

You can find this file following the steps below:

  1. Blogger menuFrom the blogger admin menu, click Settings.
  2. Choose OtherAnd choose Other.
  3. Backup fileUnder Import & back up click Back up Content.
  4. Download fileSave the .xml file to a convenient location.

Import the Backup File Into WordPress

Once you have downloaded the .xml file to your computer, we will just need to get the contents uploaded into your WordPress/BoldGrid installation.

WordPress comes with Import tools designed to make this a smooth transition.

  1. Log into BoldGridLog into BoldGrid.
  2. Import toolsUnder Tools choose Import.
  3. Install Blogger import toolFor Blogger, click Install Now.
  4. Run ImporterClick Run Importer.
  5. Choose FileClick the Choose File button.
  6. Upload File and ImportAfter choosing your .xml file Upload file and import.
  7. Blogger fileImport the Blogger user or assign posts to a current WordPress user (if your’re unsure, then assign posts to existing user and select from the drop-down list).
  8. SubmitClick Submit.

Well done! You should receive a success notice when the import is complete. You have successfully transferred your blogger content into WordPress and BoldGrid.

BoldGrid retains the original blogging capabilities that come with WordPress. While you can make virtually any kind of website with your combined BoldGrid/WordPress installation, you may want to include a blogging platform for updates, news, and fresh content.

In this article, we will show you how to set up a blog page in BoldGrid and start posting in a few simple steps.

Creating a Blog Page

We must create a blog page first in order for your visitors to see your posts:

  1. Click PagesClick Pages.
  2. Add BlankChoose Add Blank.
  3. Enter TitleEnter title (anything you prefer, but we’ll use “blog” for this example).
  4. Click PublishClick Publish.
  5. Note PermalinkNote the permalink (this is the link for your blog page).
  6. Click BlogUnder Settings choose Blog.
  7. Posts PageFor Posts page: choose your new page (the one created above).

Now your blog posts will display on the page we selected as our Posts page.

Start Posting

Now that we have created a page to display our posts, follow the steps below to start posting:

  1. Select Blog PostsSelect Blog Posts.
  2. Click Add NewClick Add New.
  3. Enter Title and ContentEnter a title and content for your post.
  4. Categories and Tags(Consider adding tags and categories; this helps organize your posts).
  5. Click PublishWhen ready, click Publish.

Click the permalink or View post to see your post live.

Well done! We have just created a blog page and added a post. Remember that your blog page is available at the permalink you retrieved when you created the blog page. Feel free to share that link, so others can see your new blog.