written by Germán Schuager on 7 Dec 2010
A couple of weeks ago I decided that I would migrate my blog to WordPress, and finally here I am.
I'm writing this mainly to keep record of my motivations, to describe briefly the steps that I've accomplished and maybe to give some tips to anyone who is willing to do the same.
A couple of my reasons:
I was lucky enough to be using a custom subdomain (blog.schuager.com) instead of using the default Blogger domain (gschuager.blogspot.com); this allowed me to setup WP in another subdomain (blog2.schuager.com) and swap them when I finished.
The Wordpress installation was very easy. I used this list as reference.
After that, I used a plugin to import all my posts and comments from Blogger.
Then I moved to the styling phase:
I installed plugins for: syntax highlighting, comments spam filtering, broken links verification, Feedburner feed redirection, Google Analytics integration, etc.
The final step in my conversion was to review my old posts and update the embedded code to fix the styling issue mentioned above using the syntax highlighter plugin.
Here are images of the old blog vs the new one for comparison:
I think I've come up with a nice design and I'm very happy with the result All that's left now is to start bloging more often!