How To Import Blogger Images To Self Hosted WordPress Blogger In 2 Clicks

Many blogger success stories start with Blogger, and on seeing the world of blogging every blogger wants to have a self hosted blog and then starts the tough work of moving your old posts and images from Blogger to the new servers.WorPress is the most popular platform which many choose to move after Blogger, that’s how even TechYard.net started.Moving posts is the easiest with the WordPress import option from Blogger, but this import does not complete the work, what it leaves behind is the images part which still are server from Blogger, since WordPress just imports the Post as is, so its also important from SEO point of view to have your images server from a consistent location, and the URL structure of images is not very SEO Friendly ( Blogger image URL’s are very long ).

Here’s a plugin called Cache-Images, which makes this part of the migration very simple and can be done in just 2 clicks after installing and activating the plugin.This plugin completely automates the process of downloading the images across various domains from Blogger and Uploading them to your server.It also takes care making the appropriate changes to posts without breaking the images in your posts.

Here’s how the post you imported from Blogger looks with the blogger images in WordPress :  The highlighted box shows the link to the blogger server where the image is loaded from even after importing the post from blogger in WordPress.

Blogger Image Source In Imported Posts

Here’s how you can use the plugin to fix this :

  • Firstly, Download and Activate the plugin
  • Next you should find the plugin available under Tools –> Cache Remote Images and click “ Scan
  • In the settings page you should find something like the image below

    Scan For Blogger Image Sources

  • Now click the “ Cache from this domain ” to start the process of download the images from the selected Blogger Server and Upload them as new image attachments to the post where the plugin found the link to the image.

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Here’s how the links changed in the post after the plugin does it work

Importing Blogger Images To WP

This process takes very little time, and the complete process is Ajax Based and as the process is on, you should be able to see the status in a yellow bar showing the number of images cache and once its complete you would see a complete message like "Done caching from…".

Blogger Images Caching

There are 2 modes of scan,

  1. Scan – This looks just for the image source tag
  2. Scan including the link looks for the image source and also checks for if there is a link to that image.

You can see the After image above, where I choose only the Scan and imported the image, doing so the plugin leaves the link to Blogger, but the image is served from the server where the site is located.

NOTE : This plugin is very easy to use but always make sure back up your WordPress before you such plugin which make changes to WP Tables.

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