Creating a mirror of your blog is a good way to backup your content. In the event that your blog/web host/domain went down, you know that there is another site that is still running, and serving the exact same content.
This tutorial shows you how to mirror your WordPress blog to Blogger.
There are plenty of free blog services out there, why choose Blogger? The reason is because Blogger is free and is owned by Google. In term of reliability and stability, it is the best. Since you are backing up your content, isn’t it logical to get it on the most reliable platform around?
Migrating your existing WP blog
The migration from WordPress to Blogger is easy. Log into your WordPress dashboard as Administrator. Go to “Tools -> Export”. Export all your WordPress posts/categories and settings to an xml file.
Go to WordPress2Blogger site. Convert the wordpress.201x-xx-xx.xml to blogger-export.xml file.
Login to your Blogger account and go to “Settings -> Import Blog“. Upload the blogger-export.xml file and Import your whole WP blog in.
If everything goes well, all your previously published posts should now be imported into Blogger.
Update Blogger whenever you publish a post
Now that you have imported your previously published posts into Blogger, it’s time to configure your Blogger’s blog to auto-update itself whenever you publish a post in WP.
First, in Blogger, go to “Settings -> Email & Mobile“. Create a new secret email address. This will be the email address that you mail to publish your post. Remember to check the box “Publish emails immediately”. Once done, click “Save Settings”.
Next, I am going to assume that you are using feedburner.com to manage your WP feed, and you have activated the “Email Subscription” option. What you need to do is to subscribe yourself to your own mailing list (preferably with a Gmail address) so that Feedburner can email you whenever you publish a new post.
The last and final thing is to setup your email account to forward the feedburner mail to your Blogger Publish email. In Gmail, this can be done by setting up a forwarding email address and a filter.
That’s it. Whenever you publish a new post in your WP blog, it will be auto-updated on your Blogger blog as well.
What other ways do you use to mirror your WP blog to Blogger?