Before I even get into this post, I’m going to admit now that although this is (in my opinion) the easiest way to make the big move from Blogger to WordPress, it does cost money. So if you are looking for a free method.. this probably isn’t the post for you my friend. Yes this method may have a price, but if you are serious about blogging and are a little nervous about moving all the little hidden snippets from your blog, this method is definitely the answer.
Now you may have read about Pipdig before on this blog and wow do they make some impressive templates for both Blogger and WordPress users. If you haven’t had a look at their designs already, take a peek now because they are well worth the money and can be customised to suit your style. After reading their help/support page (which is the most helpful and awesome thing since sliced bread) I came across the Blogger To WordPress Migration Service FAQ page. What a waffle that was. My gosh did this page just scream at me! I had thought about moving to WordPress on and off for a few months but I am the most unsavvy person when it comes to coding and all that jazz, which put me off the idea completely. I have worked so hard on my blog that I knew I would be heartbroken if something didn’t go to plan during the move, so I wasn’t going to do it on my own. In fact, after reading the page on Pipdig and committing to the whole process.. I basically didn’t do anything. It was bliss and totally stress-free.
So here’s the basics of how it works. From the Pipdig website you purchase the migration service, which at the moment costs £125. Hefty? I don’t think so, not when you get total peace in knowing every step will be taken care of and you get a free template. Considering a template costs around £50 anyway, it’s a pretty good deal. After purchasing the service, you need to set up hosting via Siteground. This is a fairly easy and self-explanatory step so no worries there. After all of that is done, simply contact Pipdig and someone will get back to you (usually pretty quickly) asking for some log in details.
Once the process is kicked into gear, the wonderful, super genius Phil will update you on the progress of the move. The whole move takes approximately 3-4 days and everything is taken care of from template installation, widgets, posts, links, images etc.. I could go on but the fact is, everything is sorted for you. I should also mention that any needed plugins are added for you and your Blogger account can still be used during the whole moving process. This really is a stress-free solution and in my opinion, well worth every penny. I couldn’t be happier with the service or my blog. So thanks Phil!