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How to Move my Blog Followers to WordPress?

by MOMMY RUBY
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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: www.google.com/friendconnect/ Make sure you login using the email and password that you are also using with your www.blogger.com 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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shydub February 11, 2011 - 2:01 am

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.

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bev February 11, 2011 - 9:16 am

thanks sa tut n to mommy rubz…natransfer ko n ung GFC ko to my new WP blog…thank you! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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avs February 14, 2011 - 4:16 am

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.

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Mona February 15, 2011 - 11:03 am

thanks for sharing mommy rubs 🙂 🙂

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mommy jes February 18, 2011 - 8:57 pm

wow un pla yun!! wahahahha lab yu sister! 🙂

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Shydub February 26, 2011 - 11:24 am

Hi Marz thanks for the tutorial. im using it now importing my sister blog to wp. thank you so much

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Colleen@FortySomethingBride March 16, 2011 - 4:36 am

Thanks so much. It worked and was easy to do!

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genny March 20, 2011 - 10:22 pm

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

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Janet March 22, 2011 - 9:29 am

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.

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Arlene March 27, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Mommy aha na akong comment?

Btw, just want to say thank u very muich! i got it perfectly awright! Ur sooo damn good!

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OFW Resources March 30, 2011 - 2:49 am

wow this is really a helpful post. you can called a wordpress guru:-)

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Katherine April 3, 2011 - 7:40 am

YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! thank you so much I thought I’d lost all 1530 followers!!!!!!!

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nuts April 8, 2011 - 1:42 am

thanks mommy rubz. i just transfered my followers to my new site.. yay!

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SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime May 20, 2011 - 9:50 am

Hello! Just giving you the heads up that I’m going to use this post as a blog tip during my Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop on Sunday, May 22nd. Please feel free to join our blog party by then 🙂

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heidi May 30, 2011 - 2:30 am

so i did everythingto a T and when i viewed my new page, i see the HTML, not the picture of followers…HELP!

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Heather Powers June 7, 2011 - 12:06 pm

I did your steps but the code didn’t display right.
don’t know what I did wrong.

Heather

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wena June 9, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Thanks for sharing this, Rubz!!!! i love u talaga dami-dami mong helpful hints and tips! :-*

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The Twerp and I July 6, 2011 - 7:26 am

MommyRubz, thank you so much for this helpful guide.

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Pinx August 1, 2011 - 5:02 pm

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!!!

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tzmlt August 26, 2011 - 7:47 pm

thanks ye…:) puas dh sy cari cara2 nk buat ni..skang dh brjya.:)

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Heidi September 1, 2011 - 7:18 am

THANK YOU 🙂

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Mys September 18, 2011 - 9:05 pm

Thanks mommy rubz… I now have a GFC widget!

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Melanie Dorsey October 16, 2011 - 1:08 am

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.

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Jasmin October 31, 2011 - 5:31 pm

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.

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Erika Brandner December 23, 2011 - 8:07 am

Thank you very very much. It was so easy to follow your instructions. I thaught this couldn´t be done…thanks again

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Kathie February 3, 2012 - 11:05 am

Thanks so so much for this!

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Nan February 19, 2012 - 9:01 pm

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!
Nan

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zoan August 24, 2012 - 6:34 pm

naku ngayon ko lang to nakita bawal na si GFC sa wordpress blogs dba?

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Jaimie February 9, 2013 - 3:09 am

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.

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Christina July 30, 2013 - 8:20 pm

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 http://www.google.com/friendconnect

Just make sure you tell everyone BEFORE you move that your new rss will be:
http://www.yourblog.com/feed

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