New Blogger Importer

Don’t call it a beta! This is the fourth version of the Blogger-to-WordPress blog migration tool. Does anyone else remember the original procedure with all of the settings and template changes? Ouch.

Thanks to the magic of Google APIs, the new importer works without modifying your New Blogger blog. If you haven’t upgraded your Blogger account yet, hop to it! Then you can copy your posts, comments and categories from Blogger into WordPress.

For blogs with multiple authors, it lets you assign each author’s posts to anyone registered on your WordPress blog. I put it through many tests and now it’s your turn. If you run into trouble, click the Feedback link in your admin pages and we’ll take a look. Just don’t tell us it’s too hard to use:

Blogger-WordPress Importer screenshot

You’ll find it in the same old place: go to your dashboard, then click Manage, Import, Blogger. This new Blogger migration tool will also be included in the core WordPress package, most likely version 2.2.


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  1. Brent

    Your mustache rules Andy!

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  2. [KwZ]

    It’s like V’s face. Really cool.

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  3. adam

    very nice!
    i can go back to recommending all my friends move their blogs over here, now. ;)
    and yes, that’s a fantastic mustache!

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  4. Yaser

    Thanks, although I have no blogs besides WordPress :)

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  5. QuillDancer

    Yay! You guys rock! I’ve mentioned that before, but I doubt you get tired of hearing it.

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  6. Sarah

    Yes! Spread the news between your Blogger fellows…!! :D

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  7. hcvp

    Sounds spiffy and swell.

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  8. rachaeleatworld

    now if only we could import from blogsome blogs.

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  9. tfree

    Excellent! Thank you for the continued improvements.

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  10. Kayakman

    Anybody using blogger should have long ago moved over to wordpress. Now you make it easier for them. That is great!

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  11. Brent

    Too bad Blogger doesn’t have this feature too.

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  12. Dickson C.

    Andy! Your moustache is so V!
    Remember the Fifth of November!
    *runs to inform friends still stuck at Blogger*

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  13. engtech

    I have to comment on how much that icon rules. Now you need to change your name to “A for Andy”

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  14. Woeful

    Wow, you guys weren’t kidding when you told me that you’d have a way to move my old posts over soon… Cool! The formatting looks good, no complaints here. Thanks, WordPress rocks!

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  15. Jenn

    my wait is over – now *both* my blogs can be WordPress!!

    (yeah, lovin’ the ‘stache…) :)

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  16. tinyscreenfuls

    Sweet! Any eta on getting this available for us self-hosted WordPress users?

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  17. Trée

    Is there a limit to 500 posts that can be imported?

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  19. MJ

    Great .. I tried it and it doesn’t import all posts from Blogger. I had 2000+ posts in Blogger but only less than 600 posts were imported to WordPress.

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  20. seribul

    oh yes god job :)

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  21. Ashish C.

    Yay! Cool. But I don’t use Blogger anymore! :) Oh and love your mustache!

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  22. blayde

    You’re even thinking of the guys who want to move from a blog to WP, not just sign up a new one. Thats great…

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  23. MadMark

    Good Job Andy-V-Vendetta! LOL

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  24. Helton

    Excelent! God job.

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  25. infocom

    Cool ! How about an importer for over-blog.com ? Many people would make the move if there was an importer available…

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  26. Rodrigo Venancio

    All right! WP rules! I’ve been waiting on that for years!

    TXS! TXS! TXS!

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  27. taro

    That is a fantasic idea, when I migrated from livejournal I had to just leave everything there and start afresh. Not really a bad thing just a new fresh start.

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  30. dana4

    C’est drole, mais je n’aimerais pas voir ça près de moi.La moustache comme la moustache, c’est le sourire qui me donne des frissons

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  31. Kang Kombor

    Thank you very much.

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  33. Curmudgeonly Yours

    Nice.

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  34. gioxx

    Useful for blogger users :) .. Nice Work!

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  35. the forester

    Wish something like this had been in place when I first migrated here from Blogger. Back then there wasn’t even a beta transfer tool … I transferred about 120 posts manually. Good to know you’re making things easier for the folks just clueing in to WordPress.

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  36. Rizwan

    Atlast, I can move to wordpress from blogger..

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  37. nickmain

    more V mustache props

    bloggy switching thing is cool too

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  38. yongsheng

    wordpress is superior to blogger :D … that’s why i started using wordpress.

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  39. JP

    great but my magic button is dead…it got authorization and just laid there like a dead body. No import. Nothing.

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  40. daniel

    This rocks. I appreciate this special effort from Andy.

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  41. deambulando

    thanks for all the jobs guys

    regards from deambulando.com

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  42. gooogolf

    wowwww! million thank from pre+ex-beta blogger.

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  44. cuzoogle

    Will it mess up the origional blogger one? I tried this a long time ago and it recoded the old blog. Made me sad.

    I would like to move it over to wordpress but it is not worth going through that pain again

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  45. Brian Purkiss

    That’s just awesome!
    Y’all are doing such a great job with WordPress!!! Thank you so much!!!!

    Btw, I have to agree… Nice mustache…

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  46. myanger

    This is my first experience. Finding my way through.

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  47. Phoenix Woman

    Can you copy over photos as well?

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  48. icedmocha

    Brilliant. Now there’s no excuse – all my Blogger friends can move over to WordPress.

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  51. Wayne Ordinary American

    Sweet! I’ve been wanting to import since June but my system mysteriously froze any time I tried. Fingers crossed on this update.

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  52. Gloria Hopkins

    I can’t get it to work. Nothing happens when I hit the “magic button.” I did, however, contact support and formally asked for help. I’m so excited about this – I can’t wait to get it to work! WordPress is so great.

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  53. sheepoo

    Does not work with IE7 :-(

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  55. Phoenix

    Ouch I remember how I manually set categories to each and every post…

    Can you introduce a multiple categories assigner tool?

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  56. pakosuperstar

    kill blogger! long life wordpress

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  57. Gloria Hopkins

    Figured it out! I’m not sure what was happening, must have had to do with my cache or cookies or something. I simply used a different browser and it worked beautifully! Posts, comments, images, it all looks fabulous.

    Great job – and a million thanks for all your great work!

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  58. ramoody5

    good job guys,you really work hard for it

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  59. Allu

    Good Job…Thats gr8

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  60. Nicola

    Brilliant – given all the complications of commenting on the new blogger – this will make the move over so much easier.

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  61. Vikram Kamath

    Its very cool. But it dosen’t seem to be working for me. I am on IE 7 and its been authorized it shows me the number of posts and comments and The Magic Button. When I click the magic button nothing happens. However, I do see a javascript error on the page. Line 161, Error: Expected identifier, string or number.

    Any clues??

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  63. redrabbitslife

    Does not work with firefox or safari so I’m still stuck. Poo.

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  64. green677

    My magic button is broken.

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  65. kOoLiNuS

    Andy, you’ ve achieved a V for Vendetta avatar … i do like it !

    ^__^

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  66. Vikram Kamath

    I finally got it moved but I had to use FireFox. Thanks very much guys

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  67. Shae

    That’s cool :D

    Off topic: Cute mustache!

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  68. fizia

    nice picture:)))

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  70. 25 cent life

    I could have used this back in June… Too bad I don’t use Blogger anymore.

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  71. kurinbo

    It didn’t work for me all morning (PST) in either Firefox or IE, but then it worked fine in the afternoon.

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  72. Bea

    Yes, yes, yes! I tried over the weekend and it wouldn’t happen.

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  73. dott

    so now…
    next magic button “make morning coffe” :D
    pleeeaaaseeee

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  75. swftoys

    Thanks for this! My wife was not able to hop onto WP when she accidentally upgraded her Blogger account.

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  79. gspence1173

    cool

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  81. georgewwwbush

    nifty stuff

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  82. tntmoney

    I love WordPress!

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  83. higgins

    Wohoa! Finally! Thanks! ^_^

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  84. Davies Lim

    Yes! time to get everyone on the WordPress boat! nice moustache!

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  85. mlmcginnis

    Now just get cracking on that fabled Blogsome importer and I can die happy. Well, after I import my Blogsome site, that is. Then I’ll die happy.

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  88. yuE

    no excuses for blogger anymore
    wordpress all the way!

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  89. readerswords

    The import was flawless, and I had no hesitation in announcing the end of my blogspot weblog’s end.

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  90. shinyobjectsandbumblebees

    excellent! I now have my old posts! (shiny or cringe-worthy, none were left behind!) thanks guys! :D

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  92. Galen

    I wonder, should I start a blogger blog so I can try this out? I feel like it is the only way for me to really appreciate it. There may be something amiss in my perception here; it happens.

    Oh, wait… if I know some blogger bloggers, I could tell them, couldn’t I? Or, maybe I already told them to get their great ideas started here and they didn’t listen to that either. Oh, never mind, I will just watch all the WordPress numbers go up as they eventually catch on to this place!!!

    Nothing gets worse here, it just keeps getting better and better. Not hard to notice, actually!!! :) :-) :-D ;-) Did I forget to say THANK!!!???!!!
    –gI wonder, should I start a blogger blog so I can try this out? I feel like it is the only way for me to really appreciate it. There may be something amiss in my perception here; it happens.

    Oh, wait… if I know some blogger bloggers, I could tell them, couldn’t I? Or, maybe I already told them to get their great ideas started here and they didn’t listen to that either. Oh, never mind, I will just watch all the WordPress numbers go up as they eventually catch on to this place!!!

    Nothing gets worse here, it just keeps getting better and better. Not hard to notice, actually!!! :) :-) :-D ;-) Did I forget to say thanks!!!???!!!–> THANKS!!
    –g

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  93. Galen

    (oops, double pasted error-corrected)
    –g

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  94. czaroma

    Great!
    I have imported all my posts at Blogger… but not the photos.

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  95. Brad

    Nice, but what’s the magic button?

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  96. podniebem

    your moustash reminds Dali

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  97. Sagaro

    The feedback form is missing today… at least in my admin page.

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  99. Khaidar

    can we put criteria/filter when importing?
    coz i don’t want to import everything.

    thanks

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  100. zlgdesign

    wonder what blogger will do to you..but hey, its wordpress we’re on right…well done–goig to give it a go..

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