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Import blogroll/blog list/links from Blogger to WordPress (10 posts)

  1. simenschi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm working on transferring a Blogger blog to a self hosted WordPress site. Importing the blog posts and comments is a no brainer with the Blogger import tool from WordPress, but I can't find any way to import the blog lists from Blogger to the Links Manager in WordPress.

    The blog list in Blogger is basically a classic blogroll with a title, link and a thumbnail url. You can create multiple blog lists categories on a single Blogger blog and display them in the sidebar, for example "Friends", "Music", etc.

    My first thought was that I could import the blogroll with the OPML-import tool from WordPress, but I can't find any way to export the blog lists from Blogger.

    So, any suggestions on how I can import the blog lists from Blogger to WordPress? Or export a OPML-file with the blog lists from Blogger? I'm new to the Blogger platform so I might have overlooked something in the documentation or in the settings section.

  2. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. simenschi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Both of those articles are outdated since they redesigned the Blogger dashboard some time ago.

    It's weird that there's no blogroll database anywhere in the admin area. To me it seems like the links/blogrolls are stored directly in the widget itself, which is not exactly flexible…

  4. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's weird that there's no blogroll database anywhere in the admin area.

    Do you mean WordPress or Blogger?
    Blogroll links were removed in 3.5. Do you use this plugin for your links: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/link-manager/

    I have no knowledge of Blogger, but could we see the site and links you want to import?

  5. simenschi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I ment Blogger, I'm aware of the new link manager, that's where I want to import the Blogger bloglinks.

    The site is matbloggsentralen.com, you can se the blogroll in the right column.

  6. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you able to export the images from your blogroll?

  7. simenschi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, the only export function I can find in the Blogger admin area is to export the whole blog. Which does not include the bloglist, only the blog posts, comments and pages.

  8. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I will look into it tomorrow on how we may possibly import your list. Do you need the images as well? Maybe this can be done with the new post format "link"
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Formats

  9. simenschi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, the image as well. The ideal solution would be to import the different lists with the title, url and image and assign them to a links category in the Links section.

    Btw, here's how it looks like when I manage one of the blog lists in Blogger(if it's any help).

  10. simenschi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Let me know if you found any solution for importing this kind of links. I guess it looks like the client have to take a day off and do it manually :-)

    Really appreciate your help!

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