I Am Stepher

April 25, 2010

How to switch from Google Blogger to WordPress (with custom domain)

Filed under: Uncategorized — iamstepher @ 7:55 pm

I never thought I would type those words before.  I am not tech savvy at all.  In my opinion, this was super complicated but might not be so bad for someone who knows what they are doing.

When I wanted to switch my blog from blogger to WordPress I first started out by trying to get someone to do it for me.  When that didn’t work I tried doing some research online.  There were lots of posts showing how to transfer the contents of my blog to WordPress but no one knew how to get my URL iamstepher.com to redirect from the hands of google blogger to the wonderful WordPress.  The only reason I am posting this is because I think there area lot of people out there that really need to know how to do this.

This is what I did: 

First I transferred all of my blog posts from blogger to WordPress.  Basically you sign into Blogger dashboard and under Basic you choose “export blog”.

 Next, I called Go Daddy and asked them to transfer my blog from Enom (the company google works with) to Go Daddy.  The reason this is important is because Go Daddy allows you to manage your own back-end system and Enom keeps everything with Google.  They try to up sell you into buying the URL for 10 years but I stuck with two.  They also send you a document walking you through the next steps. 

Next, contact Google and ask them to unlock your blog and send you the  EPP/transfer authorization key. Contact them here:GoogleClients@enom.com .  They sent me the information within 24 hours.

Log into Go Daddy and click on your domain and it will launch your domain dashboard.  Click on pending transfers and type in codes from Go Daddy and Enom.  Wait 5 days for automatic acceptance from Enom.

Last, log into Go Daddy to modfy your name servers to the Word Press name servers.

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