This is part 2 of the long process of moving your Blogger blog to a WordPress.org blog. It is assumed that you have already completed everything in part 1 of this tutorial and are ready to move on. The first step is to create a free WordPress.com blog to host your old Blogger files. Yes, it seems odd, but this is the only way to bypass the Blogger errors with the HTML converting properly. You can name the WordPress.com blog whatever you want. It does not matter.

After creating the WordPress.com blog, go to the Dashboard. Once there, find Tools > Import on the bottom left of your screen. You will be importing your posts from Blogger, so select that option. You will then authorize your WordPress account to access your Google account so it can pull the blog posts. WordPress will then ask you to assign an author, and once again, it does not matter. After the posts are imported, check your WordPress.com blog to see if the posts are all there with the appropriate pictures and comments. Now, we want to export the WordPress.com blog. Go to Tools > Export and your computer will download a WXR file. Save the file to your desktop, then go to your WordPress.org blog (the one you have hosted on the FTP server).

In the URL box at the top of your Internet browser, type “www.yourdomain.com/wp-login.php” obviously replacing “yourdomain” with the actual domain. You should now be prompted to log into your WordPress.org blog. Use the login information that you wrote down in part 1 of this tutorial. You will now be redirected to your WordPress.org Dashboard, which looks quite similar to the WordPress.com one. Now, import the WXR file by going to Tools > Import and selecting WordPress. Upload the file and then check to see if your posts from Blogger are on your WordPress.org blog. If they are, it is time to create a new user.

Right above the Tools menu on the Dashboard is an option to add users. Create a user with information you can remember (this will be replacing the randomly generated one given to you in part 1). Remember to make the role “Administrator” or you will not be able to create posts, edit your template, etc.

This concludes part 2 of the Blogger to WordPress tutorial. In the final part, you will be applying a custom template, refining settings, and finalizing the appearance of your blog.

See the next part of the tutorial: PART 3

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