Blogger to WordPress Import

I recently had to transfer a client’s account from Blogger to WordPress. Although I had done as much research as I could beforehand (even tweeted the question out), I was surprised to find at how incomplete the information was out there.  I’ve listed all the steps I needed to get this particular site transferred.

  1. Import from with WordPress using the Import tool
  2. Convert Categories to Tags using plugin.
  3. If some of your posts aren’t linked to any categories (even Categorized) use Assign Missing Categories
  4. Cache Remote Images by using Cache Images
  5. Export missing data from Blogger, Import to a dummy account, export missing data, import xml into hosted WP account

I really should write a full post on this since the previous steps don’t explain much. But at least for now you have an idea of the complexity of the process and that a full day’s work is ahead – especially if it’s an image heavy site.