Backing up your blogger blog

This is now my third guide! Oh right! This is the fifth post on the “back up series”. This guide will be about making a back up of your blogger blog.

Please do note that these guide will help you back up your Template/Layout and blog content (posts/labels) SEPARATELY.

Requirements:

  • Classic Blogger Blog
  • Beta Blogger Blog
  • WordPress.com Account

How to know if you are using Classic or Beta Blogger?

Go to your blogger dashboard and look for the words “Template” or “Layout“.

Classic Blogger has TemplateClassic Blogger
Beta Blogger has Layout Beta Blogger.

I will first teach you how to back up your template/layout then after that, I will teach you how to back up your blog content.

Backing up your Blogger Template/Layout

Step 1: Go to your Blogger Dashboard

Blogger Dashboard

Step 2: Click Layout/Template … then Click Template

Edit Html for Beta Blogger

Edit Html for Classic Blogger

Step 3: Back up your template

Back up your beta blogger template

For Classic Blogger, you have to manually copy the template to a text file into your computer. ^_^

Back up your classic blogger template

Restoring your template/layout backups

For Beta Blogger, follow the intructions on how to back up your layout. However, instead of “downloading” the template, you upload the template from your computer.

For Classic Blogger, follow the instructions on how to back up your template. Replace the contents of the text area with the one from your saved template back up from your computer.

Making a Back up of your Posts

This back up technique will make use of a free wordpress blog. So basically, we will be copying the contents of your blogger blog into a wordpress blog. Wow! Let me guess what you are thinking, and the answer is no, you will not have to manually copy each of your posts. WordPress has an import feature that we can use.

The first thing you should do is to get yourself a free blog at wordpress if you don’t have one. Now go to your wordpress account and follow the following steps (sounds redundant).

Step 1: Go to Dashboard -> Manage -> Import

As you can see from the picture, you can import not only your blogger blog in wordpress but also livejournal, movable type and of course, wordpress itself.

Step 2 : Authorize wordpress to access your blogger blog

Howdy! This importer allows you to import posts and comments from your Blogger account into your WordPress blog. To use this importer, you must have a Google account, an upgraded (New, was Beta) blog, and it must be on blogspot or a custom domain (not FTP). The first thing you need to do is tell Blogger to let WordPress access your account. You will be sent back here after providing authorization.

Allen says, baahh don’t believe what was written there. I just tested the wordpress import on classic blogger and it worked.

Step 3: Select which blogs to import and import them

(I had to make a thumbnail here since the picture is big enough to mess up the blog template. I’m sorry for the inconvenience)

Step 4: Click on Set Authors

then… Save Changes

You are now done! Congratulation yourself. ^_^

Restoring your blogger content back up

I’m afraid, this back up is only a one way thing. If you know how to import wordpress to blogger, do inform me. Thank you.

5 thoughts on “Backing up your blogger blog

  1. Wow very informative post! I have patience to read this. And I just know na beta blogger pala ako.

    U really take time to do this helpful post. Needless to say ur previous posts ay ganun rin.

    Thanks for sharing ur knowledge. it’s worth talaga.

    Keep it up! And thanks for the comment bout my new post.

    • Hi! haha sorry if it is a long read. I try to squeeze in as much information that I can while making it presentable. I’m glad you liked it.

      Thanks too for visiting and commenting. ^_^

  2. This is a nice tip especially to us. (newbie bloggers) great posts. I am reading other topics and they are all usefull. Keep up!

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  3. @Ilovelinux – Thanks! I’m glad that you found this post useful. 🙂

  4. Thanks for the visit too! Im filipina. Pinoy din. 😀

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