Blogger and WordPress are regarded as the two big fishes in the blogging platform. There have been cases of user migrating from wordpress to blogger likewise vice-versa but today i will be discussing about what to be concious of if moving from blogger to wordpress.
If you’re a newbie or an enthusiast who wanted to migrate from Blogger to WordPress(most especially self-hosted), then below are some handy tips you must be aware of before kick-starting your Emmigration.
1. Security- Concious: Based on Research, the rate of blogs hacked on wordpress is higher than that of blogger blog. if you’re about to journey on Self-hosted Wp, you have to be more security-concious. This is because on blogger, Google acts as the security for your blog while on Wp, you have to either be the security or hire a pro to secure your blog for you.
*. Stay Updated: You need to stay updated (Resourcefully & Versionically *sorry for the english bomb*). What i mean by ‘Resourcefully’ is having the adequate knowledge on How-tos by joinning the forum or connecting yourself with a Pro while ‘Versionically’ means you shouldn’t let your WordPress software be outdated as this might leave it prone to being hacked.
*. Beware of the Plugins You Installed: This is one of the main reasons why a lot of Emmigrants are attracted to using WordPress. Blogger called it widget, WordPress called it Plugins. If you’re migrating because of plugins, there is the need to be cautious most especially outdated plugins. Plugins when outdated might develop holes which an hacker can use their malicious scripts to infect Wp sites.
*. Backup your Data: I could remember a time when one of Africa’s largest discussion forum and nigeria’s most popular website Nairaland.com went down, if it wasn’t for backup, more users would have been lost. If you miss the story, Click Here to read it.
Hence, it is best to always have an Up-to-date Backup of your blog so that in case anything goes wrong, you do not have to worry much as you would be able to Restore your Hacked blog within or less than 2hrs .
However, if you are ready to migrate your blog to WordPress and do not want to lose anything, I can help you Migrate from Blogger to WordPress without losing any of your posts