You may have noticed that I just recently launched migrated my blog from blogger to a self-hosted blog at WordPress. As a few of you may know, I have already been in the blogging world for quite a long time, almost 10 years already. I started out blogging at blogger.com
For starters, Blogger is fairly easy enough to navigate and also ties much on Google. I have always wanted to move my blog to WordPress even before its just that I don’t have that much idea and how to work on around migrating all my posts in WordPress.
Just this year 2018, I decided to finally make a move and take the plunge. It was a decision I made since I started freelancing because I wanted to explore more about this blogging platform and also gain new skills in the process. (hitting two birds with one stone)
Blogger served me well and I gained a lot of HTML coding experience just by using the platform to update my theme and the overlook look of my blog back then. I have also seen how it has changed.
Here are 6 reasons I wanted to improve my blog and website on:
- More Control over the Blog
- Improve my Comment Area 🙂
- Be Professional Looking
- Have More Themes to Access 🙂
- Be able to use Awesome Plugins
Thankfully enough, I found the awesome team at COFFEEMAGS and I was able to get my hosting done through them for only 1 USD per month. Already a great deal!
I also asked them to redirect my old domain to my new domain yomommainthetropics.com to nanaykikay.com and they offer it for free with my hosting purchase! Click here If you want to have an affordable WordPress.org hosting for your website
It took around 2 days to set it all up and I finally got to blog at WordPress soon after! I had access to all the themes from WordPress.org and also get to add all my affiliate codes in the sidebar! Unlike WordPress.com, WordPress.org lets you add codes for Ads on your website plus I get to add some awesome blogging plugins that I could not get to use from Blogger platform. I feel that I have complete control over my website, my blog and my business. 🙂
The next step, after a few months of tweaking my website them and exploring WordPress, I needed to spruce up the Blog a little bit with a theme to match and I could not get it done using the Free Themes from WordPress and from then on I knew that I will need to go Premium! I need money to buy the themes that I am eyeing on for quite a long time already. Some of them costs around 20 USD to 59 USD. So, what I did was that I researched the best themes for my blog. I then discovered Genesis Framework!
Genesis framework is a fast and very secure WordPress framework. It comes with inbuilt SEO settings; that means you don’t need to install any other WordPress SEO plugin for SEO purpose. We can build a beautiful and professional website in few minutes using Genesis framework. Many famous bloggers and business owners trust Genesis framework and use it for their websites. Even the founder of WordPress recommends Genesis framework. Genesis framework can be used for any type of websites. Genesis has great support for premium and professional child themes and plugins. Genesis framework and all its all child themes are schema markup ready for better search result appearance. You need minimal coding knowledge to customiZe Genesis framework child themes according to your requirements. Genesis framework is the best choice for developers, web designers, photographers, business owners and bloggers.According to https://www.genesisforwp.com
Their themes are great and it has that modern, fresh, girl vibe in it that will make your website and blog really stand out. What I love about them is that their themes are greatly customizable and they also offer FREEBIES if you subscribe to their newsletter.
Note that all there themes are in the Genesis Child Themes and you need to install first the Genesis Framework on your website before you can install the themes! I did not know this at first, and thankfully I was able to download a FREE Genesis Theme here .
If you are looking to move from Blogger to WordPress, consider my experience and recommendations. It will save you more time! If you feel or know someone who might need this information, go and click the share buttons below!