How to Move my Blog Followers to WordPress?

When I left blogger about 2 years ago, I left all my 400+ blog followers via Google Friend Connect. It was a sacrifice that I thought was inevitable. I thought that there is no way you could bring your GFC followers when you migrate your blogs to wordpress until of course when I discovered that it was possible early last year.

Yes! You heard me right. You can bring your Google Friend Connect followers from blogspot to self-hosted wordpress!! Now, the next question is how you go about it. So let me try to give you a simple tutorial on how to move your Blogger followers to WordPress.

1. Login to Google Friend Connect: Make sure you login using the email and password that you are also using with your account.
2. Once you are logged in, look for your blog’s name on the left side (this should be the blogspot blog), then click on it and a drop down menu will show up.
3. On the drop down menu, click “Settings.”

4. On the right side, the Settings options will be shown. Change the Home URL with the new URL of your blog and click “Save your Settings.”

5. Then click on “Gadgets.”

6. After that, you will then see Featured Gadgets. Under Members, click Get this gadget.” Then an option on how to customize your widget will appear.

7. Customize the look of your widget, then click “Generate code.” The code will appear below it. Copy the codes.

8. Now, login to your wordpress blog. On the dashboard look for Appearance and under it is “Widgets.” Click on Widgets. Drag and drop a “Text” option to the sidebar. Insert the codes and click save.

And tadah! You will now see your followers from blogger on your wordpress blog!!

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30 thoughts on “How to Move my Blog Followers to WordPress?

  1. Madali lng pala mars ano, nabasa ko nga kay kaye na steps din. sayang yung dati kong follower na 115+ andun na sa new blog ko kasi ni revamp ko yung dati. Thanks for the tutorial anyway.

  2. Curious lang ko, what made u decide to change host? 🙂 I have a wp, kaso murag mahal man ila hosting, pero murag nindot jud pud didto. thanks.

  3. huhuhu….kung nabasa kol lang ito before i importmy blog to wordpress. delete ko na ung blogspot blog ko. back to zero ako. tsk tsk tsk

  4. I have finally done this. Hehehe. This page was on my browser for a few days. Thanks for this tutorial. I have now transfer my blogger GFC to wordpress.

  5. wow!!! you are a genius mommy Rubz! or it just goes to show na di ako nage-explore… hahaha! thanks for this! got my GFC followers already! galing!!!

  6. I followed your directions, which were great and easy to understand! Thank you.
    But my posts from my new domain name are not showing up in the dashboard of my followers. Is there a “wait time” on this or should it happen automatically? Thanks for any further help here.

  7. I’m planning to move my blog (blogspot) to wordpress. Glad you have some tips to share. This is definitely a great help for us. Thanks for this.

  8. Hi –
    Just saw this tutorial. I am on blogger and have started up the Linky Followers gadget but I’d like to move all my followers from Google Friend Connect onto Linky Followers. Is that possible?

    Thanks so much!

  9. Thank you for sharing this!! I was SO worried about migrating over to WordPress (have not done it yet). Do you think it is worth it? This inspired me to get started.

    1. It’s totally worth the move. But, you will still lose all of your followers as Google has blocked access to GFC. They just silently killed all the links that lead to

      Just make sure you tell everyone BEFORE you move that your new rss will be:

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