Q&A: Questions regarding Blogger to WordPress.?

Question by Christy Peffly: to .?
I have a free blog with Blogger. It’s growing really fast and becoming more popular everyday. When I’m researching blogging stuff I always read that people suggest a paid WordPress blog if you’re serious about blogging. I want my blog to look professional (& fun). Here’s the problem, while I feel I’m pretty good at navigating and setting up the free blogger stuff, I’m a newbie to all this web hosting, WordPress theme stuff. I know I would need to 1) register a domain, 2) select a web host (not sure how to do that really) and 3) choose and set up a WordPress theme. I’m looking for a good tutorial on how to do all of this step-by-step. I’m great at following instructions! Thanks for any help or advice you might have for me 🙂

Best answer:

Answer by Ruan Caiman
If you’re already on blogger, the easiest thing for you to do would be to point a domain to your blogger.com site. So you can have a custom domain for about $ 10/year, depending on where you register it. Most people who are only pushing content and not trying to write their own backend code (php/python/ruby/etc.) shouldn’t have to pay for hosting when the blog sites will host it for free.

See google’s documentation:
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55373

If you find that too difficult, put an ad in the Technical Gigs section of your local craigslist, offering somebody $ 50 to set it up for you. Once it’s set, you’ll just have to pay the domain registration every year and you can keep updating your blog as you’ve been doing.

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2 thoughts on “Q&A: Questions regarding Blogger to WordPress.?

  1. I agree with everyone who suggest you choosing a selfhosted wordpress (paid one). Because i have read lots of people complaining about their account in blogger was suspended after many years creating their blog and posting hundreds articles. Can you imagine if this happens to you?

    So the point is, if you want to learn about blogging, not too serious, you can go to free blogging sites. If they delete your account, it won’t hurt, because you were not too serious. But if you planning to blog for a long term, or even to make money, paid wordpress blog will be the best choice, you can blog about anything you want.

    Here are some tips to start a blog.
    1) choose a domain name which has keyword on it.
    2) look for a webhost which offers you a free registration of a domain name (I am using one)
    3) You can choose any themes you like, but i recommend you choose SEO optimized theme. WordPress 3 has a great default theme.

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