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Nagging Problems after Moving from Blogger to WordPress

Recently I migrated from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress. After moving from Blogger to WordPress, ostensibly, I faced certain issues. Therefore, through this blog, I would like to share my experience so that my fellow bloggers and new entrants are aware of those issues and thus gets benefited from it.

Moving from Blogger to WordPress and Customization

There is absolutely no doubt that Blogger platform has its own Pros and Cons. But so does the WordPress too.

My decision of moving from Blogger to WordPress, after working with Blogger for a year or so, is not based upon some technical or service deficiency issues. In my opinion, Blogger is Better but the WordPress is Best. At least this is how I would like to summarize the whole event after finding the taste of self-hosted WordPress.

This article is dedicated to pointing out those nagging problems, which arise after moving from Blogger to WordPress.

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Moving from Blogger to WordPress is in itself a quite complex task, more so if you are undertaking a multi-site migration.

Nevertheless, if you have successfully migrated, still there remain few problems which you are likely to face after moving from Blogger to self-hosted  WordPress. Here in the following paras, I am going to deliberate upon those problems.

(i) Pages not migrated:

If you mistakenly think that after migration, every thing will be moved, then you are at wrong perception. In fact,  many times your pages are not migrated. So you have to recreate them by copy paste methods in WordPress.

Tips for Migration:
Copy the HTML code from your individual blogger pages and recreate in WordPress by pasting it.

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(ii) Featured Image Issues:

Feature Image is one of the most important provisions of the WordPress which is widely used for different functions.

In blogger, there is no feature image concept.

As per the convenience and programming, the first image of the blogger post is saved additionally as featured image in WordPress upon moving from blogger to WordPress.

This causes the same image appearing at two places in the post.

Also, this does not happen all the times. In most of the posts, the WordPress may show your featured image as blank. I tried several PHP codes and the plugins, but none worked for me.

May be you might have a better luck.

Tips for Migration:
Manually insert Feature Images into each blank post by editing the post.

(iii) Unfinished Image Gallery:

Your Image gallery in WordPress may not contain all the images of your post and at times you will face problems if they are some how lost.

Tips for Migration:
You can use some Importer plugins to import these images into the Image gallery.

Import External Images plugin  does a nice job to import your all images. Don’t worry if the plugin shows that it has been not upgraded over 2 years.

(iv) Problems of RSS Feeds:

There may be discrepancies or non-functioning issues for your old RSS feeds upon moving from blogger to WordPress. You can use plugins like ‘Redirection’ to resolve the issues.

(v) Post Formatting Issues:

Post format is likely to be disturbed and you may be required to reorder and re-fix the entire post contents so that they suit to the new blogging platform. There are ostensibly no plugins available to reformat the whole things automatically. You have to try manual methods.

There are ostensibly no plugins available to reformat the whole things automatically. You have to try manual methods.

All the Best.

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