It’s been about two years now since I made the leap from Blogger to WordPress and like the good old not afraid to get in there dig through google and search for tutorials do it myself kind of girl I am. I set off transfer my blog from Blogger to WordPress on my own with nothing but guts and a trusty Internet connection and handy tutorial. Now mind you everyone is not so technological inclined like myself or sweetly naive (if you want to say it that way). Since making the switch to Blogger to WordPress, I have not regretted making the move but for those thinking of joining the WordPress alumni there is quite a difference between the two platforms.
4 Blogger Features Hard to Find in WordPress
You just might find yourself experiencing a few Blogger withdrawal systems from the following:
- Easily Changing Fonts: you will quickly find yourself limited in the fonts department as there is no list of fonts in your post editor like blogger instead you have options for color and paragraph and heading type.
- GADGETS: there are no such things in WordPress. In WP world you are introduced to the wonderful world of widgets. You can think of them of Google gadgets first cousins. They operate in much the same way.
- LAYOUT feature: that wonderful little blogging map that shows you the precise location of where every little piece of blogging real estate can be found on your blog in blogger looks totally different in WordPress. The map looks different based upon the blog theme you choose. Where things are displayed on your live blog depends on where you place them in each of the different available widgets in your particular theme such as header right, home top, home middle, home bottom, footer, and primary sidebar. Just to name a few possible options.
- Quick Theme Customizations: I must tell you one little thing (or big thing if you have become accustom to using this feature) that nice little built in blogger template designer, which allows you to make changes to your template’s background, adjust widths, and fonts without touching any html code. Well you can not find that either in WordPress.
Well if all of that good stuff is missing why on earth would you consider moving to WordPress I bet you are wondering?
2 Helpful Resources When Switching from Blogger to WordPress
Granted I did not have these resources when I first trotted into the wonderful world of transferring my blog from Blogger to WordPress but I wish I had these guides back then; however, I have since used them when helping others make the switch.
- Blogger to WordPress Transfer Kit by Blogelina (I like the product so much I became an affiliate and should you click the link and purchase the kit, your purchase helps supports this blog at no additional charge to you) this kit contains step-by-step printable ebook along with a bonus 1 year free hosting
- Blogger to WordPress: Migrate Without Losing Your Content or Your Mind by Sara Greenlaw: This is a great class on skillshare that offers step-by-step video tutorials on transferring your blog. Skillshare has hundreds of amazing online classes. Use the link to get a free month of Skillshare Membership and unlimited access to these classes.
Have you made the switch from Blogger to WordPress, if so what is the thing you find yourself missing the most about Blogger?