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How to import, export Blogger blog posts and template?


As of March 2016, there has been a slight change in the Blogger dashboard. Earlier, Blogger users used to export/download Blogger blog from Blogger Settings > Other > Export Blog > Download Blog. This has slightly changed. Let's see how to export or backup Blogger blog posts, comments and template in the new Blogger Dashboard. We will also cover how to import or restore Blogger blog posts, comments and templates.

How to export Blogger blog posts and comments?

We may need to export Blogger blog posts when we want to move the blog posts to another Blogger blog or another blogging platform. Or we may also need to export the Blogger blog posts just for backup.

Steps to export or backup Blogger blog posts and comments:

Steps to export or backup Blogger blog posts and comments
  • Login to Blogger dashboard and navigate to Settings > Other
  • Look for "Import & Backup" > Click on "Back up content"
  • The content backup includes posts, pages and comments.
  • Click "Save to your computer"
  • Save the XML file to your computer.

How to import Blogger blog posts and comments?

We may want to import blog posts and comments from a backup we took from another Blogger blog or from another blogging platforms.

Steps to import or restore Blogger blog posts and comments:
  • Login to Blogger dashboard and navigate to Settings > Other
  • Look for "Import & Backup" > Click on "Import content"
  • This will import posts and comments from a Blogger export file. Imported posts will be merged with any current posts, sorted by date.
  •  Check the "I am not a robot" verification.
  • Check "Automatically publish all imported posts and pages" if you want the posts and comments imported to be published immediately on import. 
  • Click "Import from computer"
  • File Upload Window opens: locate and select the blog backup XML file.
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    How to import Blogger blog posts and comments?
Delete a Blogger Blog:
In case you need to delete a Blogger blog, you can do so from Settings > Other > Delete Blog. This step will delete your blog permanently.

Steps to export / backup Blogger blog template:
Exporting or backing up a Blogger template is different from exporting Blogger blog posts. The latter will backup the blog posts, while backing up template will backup the template of the blog with it's layout intact.  Backing up Blogger template is recommended especially before making any changes to an existing Blogger template.


To backup Blogger blog's template, do the following: 
  • Login to Blogger dashboard > Template
  • On the template page, click on "Backup/Restore" on the top right corner
  • Click on "Download full template"
  • Save the XML file on your computer

Steps to import / export Blogger blog template:

 Steps to import / restore Blogger blog template:
  • Login to Blogger dashboard > Template
  • On the template page, click on "Backup/Restore" on the top right corner
  • Click on "Browse"
  • Upload a template file saved on your hard drive
  • Click Upload



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