Blog Converter Tools – Convert To and From Different Blog Services
You can export your blog and save it in your machine as a backup. Each of the blog service (WordPress, LiveJournal, MovableType, Blogger etc.) has their own format of export file. For example Blogger allows you to export your blog into the Blogger Atom export format But WordPress has WXR format. How do you so that you can easily export your Blog from one service to another service?
Blogging platforms like WordPress allows you to import blogs directly from Blogger and other services. But services like Blogger does not allow that. So first you need to convert the export file to Blogger friendly Atom format and then you can import the blog to Blogger.
There are some free services available to convert the export files of different format to another format. Google blog converters appengine is one such service. This project contains a number of converters to and from different Blog services. The tool allows you to convert wordpress to blogger, blogger to wordpress, LiveJournal to blogger and movableType to blogger.
Even if you want to convert LiveJournal blog to MovableType blog, you can easily achieve that using this service. First yo convert your LiveJournal export file to Blogger format and then from Blogger format to MovableType. Please read more about this project before starting any conversions because there are some size limitations set by the hosting services explained below.
You can access the various converter services from the below list.
Convert From Blogger Atom export file to WordPress WXR file.
First login to your Blogger account and export the blog (Atom format) and save it. Now go to the below URL to convert the Atom file to WXR file. This can be used to import your blog to WordPress.
Blogger To WordPress
Convert From WordPress blogs over to Blogger
- Login to your WordPress account and navigate to the Dashboard for the blog that you’d like to transfer to Blogger.
- Click the export link below the manage tab and save the WordPress WXR export file by clicking on Download Export File.
- Use the below URL to access the WordPress to Blogger converter to convert the file to Blogger Atom format.
WordPress To Blogger
Once converted you can login to Blogger and import the blog using the Import Blog Tool
Convert LiveJournal blog to Blogger Blog
You can use the service LiveJournal To Blogger Converter to convert your LiveJournal blog to Blogger Atom format. Once converted you can login to Blogger and import the blog using the Import Blog Tool. But remember that this hosted application will only allow downloads smaller than 1MB.
Convert from MovableType to Blogger
Loging to your MovableType settings and export the blog and save the file in your local machine. Now access the MovableType To Blogger Converter service and convert that to Blogger Atom format. Once converted you can login to Blogger and import the blog using the Import Blog Tool. Here also remember that this hosted application will only allow downloads smaller than 1MB.
Convert from LiveJournal to MovableType or WordPress
First you export your LiveJournal blog and save it in your local machine then convert it to WordPress or Movalble Type using the suitable services mentioned above.
Read more about the Google blog converters appengine. Since the hosted services has some size limitations you can download and build the application in your local machine to avoid this limitations. How ever you need to install Python to use this application.