I love WordPress because with WP, I have more control with my blog.. but when I asked around what blogging platform they prefer, most answered that they prefer blogger. Why? WordPress is complicated and Blogger is more user friendly. I cannot agree more.. I mean, yeah, WP requires a lot of tweaking to set up, unlike with Blogger, you just need a gmail account and you’re all set.
When I started blogging, I thought I can only have my own domain using WordPress as blogging platform.. well, you can use your domain even when you are using Blogger pala!
Here’s how to set up your domain with Blogger:
Buy the domain/ dot com you want at any domain registrar, I use GoDaddy, create your own account and buy the domain you want (if available). I just want to say that I never like other domain other than .com.. allergic ako sa dot net, dot org, dot info at kung ano- ano pa.. it’s cheaper but for me, it means not original (that’s juts me OK)
After buying the domain name you want (GoDaddy accepts credit card payment and paypal payment), launch the domain dashboard:
Click on DNS Zone File:
And then click EDIT
Add a record:
Write www, and then ghs.google.com
Now go to back to dashboard then click SETTINGS:
Manage the FORWARDING and do this step:
on FORWARD TO, type in http://wwww.YOURDOMAIN.com then click SAVE.
Now go back to your Blogger dashboard and go to SETTINGS:
Click ADD A CUSTOM DOMAIN>>> SWITCH TO ADVANCE SETTING >> ENTER YOUR DOMAIN (include WWW) and the click SAVE!
So what’s the advantage of having your own domain? ummm much like having your own name 🙂
And if you use your own domain while blogging at Blogger, transferring the blog to WordPress is easier, since the domain name will be the same, all the stats won’t change.. techy masyado?
example, your blog is myblog.blogspot.com , all links, ranks are credited to this name.. when you change it to myblog.com, you lose all those credentials.. if you already have the myblog.com from the start and decide to change blogging platform, you won’t lose any credentials since you’ll still be using the same domain..
Next week, yan ang lesson natin ha.. How to Transfer your Blogger blog (with own domain) to WordPress without losing your juice links and ranks. Stay Tuned!