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How do i switch a domain name from Blogger to Wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by azguru, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    I have a blog i want to move from Blogger to wordpress. The blogger blog already has a custom domain name. How do i take it off and then add it to Wordpress?
     
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    I think you cant.The only thing that you can is to check if the name you want is available for free wordpress or buy the domain to make a self host site with wordpress
     
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    check if the name is available on wordpress
     
  4. shurk

    shurk Junior Member

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    To be honest your question is extremely vague. I also wonder whether your "Custom domain name" is a TLD (Or ccTLD) or just a sub-domain of blogger?

    So... Assuming you have your own domain.

    If you just want your TLD (example: abcedfg.com) to point to a wordpress hosted blog instead of a blogger, it's just a case of changing the DNS records.

    If you want to import your blogger posts to a wordpress hosted blog, then google "import blogger to wordpress".

    There is nothing limiting you to do both (So you'd move from blogger hosting it to wordpress hosting it, but abcedfg.com will still be the domain)
     
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    I guess you need to move from blogger to self hosted wordpress blog? If yes,I can help you.
     
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    First of all you will need to self host. Free Wordpress doesn't allow TLD domains so you will need to buy hosting space and install wordpress. Change the DNS records from the domain control panel and you are pretty much done.
     
  7. azguru

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    I switched from blogger to self hosted word press. I have a new domain name for my wordpress blog (due to better keywords). My old domain is set to forward people to my new domain. Will I need to build new backlinks or will they carry over from the old domain?
     
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    The best thing you can do because you have new domain is to build new backlinks but slow and carefull because your domain is new and you dont wanted sanboxed
     
  9. azguru

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    if the old domain was sandboxed (which i think it may have been from building links too fast) would it be bad to forward the old domain to the new one?