Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images How to Insert a Blog Into Your WordPress Blog Your blog is a repository of valuable information, often accumulated over long periods of time. If moving from Blogger to a new Web host, you’ll want to also move your blog archives in order to integrate posts into your existing website content or make sure that it’s stored in an accessible backup location. Blogger allows you to export your blog as an XML file, which you can subsequently import to your Web host and use as a data source for site content, or simply keep in a backup directory in case you need to restore your blog at a later date. Step 1 Navigate to the Blogger site and log in to your dashboard. Step 2 Locate the name of the blog you wish to export on the Your Blogs main page and click on the dropdown arrow located next to the Post List icon. This will drop down a menu showing all the functions you can perform on the blog. Click on Settings at the bottom of this menu. Alternatively, you can click on the blogs name on the Your Blogs page and choose Settings from the right-hand menu. Related Reading: How to Make a Blog Semi-Transparent in Blogger Step 3 Click on Other from the list of Settings sub-menu items and then click on the Export Blog link under the Blog Tools heading of the loaded page. Click on the Download Blog button to generate the XML file. There might be a pause here if you have an extremely large blog. Wait until the download pop-up window is displayed on screen. Step 4 Click on the Save button when your download pop up window displays and then click on the OK button to start downloading the XML file to your computer. Step 5 Launch your FTP application to connect to your Web host or its user interface for file transfers. Log in to your chosen application using your Web hosts IP address and your login credentials. Navigate to the destination folder on the Web host by browsing to it in the same way that you would browse for a folder using Windows Explorer on your local computer. Step 6 Copy the XML file you downloaded in Step 4 to your Web host by dragging it from the download folder on your local computer to the destination folder on your Web host, in the same manner that you would perform a drag-and-drop copy action using Windows Explorer or by using the PUT command of the FTP application. If your Web host has given you different file copy instructions, use those instead.
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Electrical Sanyam Khurana said: But I found, that if I rename the wordpress blog with my own domain name, I’ve to pay like $99 per year to WordPress, (One of my team mates checked this thing) Then getting a hosting would be better, as it would be cheaper. Click to expand… Your friend is obviously looking at wrong place. The most authentic information can be found on following page: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/ It states – Registering a .com, .org, or .net domain through WordPress.com and mapping that domain to your blog starts at $18.00 per domain and per year, or $25.00 per domain and per year for a .me or .co domain. For $8.00 more, you can also make the domain registration private. Mapping a domain you already own costs $13.00 per domain, per year. Click to expand… Thanks for your valuable reply really helped. Now let me try this and hope it works fine @ Kaustubh Katdare It costs $18 for registration & blog redirect to custom url (say abhishekrawal.com) right ? Since WP allots 3GB to users, and for writing tutorials it seems enough. So, is it better alternative than buying domain from godaddy or anyother web hosting providers ? What I mean is, right now I work in free blog (say xyz.wordpress.com) but once I have added more than 50 tutorials, I pay $18 to WP for xyz.com (registration & redirect) Is it better than buying domain & webhosting service in godaddy ? Engineering Discipline: Computer Science I have a question, if We buy domain from WordPress, and later when change the hosting, then we’ll migrate all the contents to the new hosting, but how will we renew the domain? From WordPress itself or any other? @ Kaustubh Katdare It costs $18 for registration & blog redirect to custom url (say abhishekrawal.com) right ? Since WP allots 3GB to users, and for writing tutorials it seems enough. So, is it better alternative than buying domain from godaddy or anyother web hosting providers ? What I mean is, right now I work in free blog (say xyz.wordpress.com) but once I have added more than 50 tutorials, I pay $18 to WP for xyz.com (registration & redirect) Is it better than buying domain & webhosting service in godaddy ? Click to expand… I think, we would start it and buy domain at the same time, or else, we can loose the domain name, it can get registered by any other person. Engineering Discipline: Electrical @ Abhishek Rawal – If you do not own a domain already (from the registrar), and want WordPress.com to host the blog; you can buy it from WP.com from $18 a year. Once you buy it; you can simply enter the domain in WP.com’s admin panel and start accessing your blog from your custom domain address. This will *NOT* include setting up 301 redirects from your old blog to new blogs; which you will have to do on your own. This step is optional if your existing posts aren’t drawing huge traffic. 3GB is more than enough for any blog, even with image attachments to every blog post.
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