I am wondering how to duplicate a blog. I would like to copy the contents of my original blog and house it under a new URL. The two blogs would not be linked to one another and would be able to grow separately with new posts. Basically I want to have the same blog with same existing posts under two different URLs.

How can this be done?

  • It's probably worth noting that this isn't ideal from an SEO perspective. Even if all the new content is unique on each site going forward you still have (potentially) loads of existing pages that will be duplicates. Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 10:11

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See this: Blogger Help: Import and export blogs

To make a copy of your blog's posts and comments, you have to export your blog and then import it to another existing blog.

Export Your blog

To export your blog, simply click "Export Blog" from the Settings | Other tab.

Then, click the Export Blog button. Your blog will be stored as a Blogger export file (.xml) file which can be kept as a backup on your hard drive or imported into another blog. Exported blogs are not deleted from your dashboard or from Blogger.com.

Import Into an Existing Blog

To import posts and comments into an already existing blog, go to Settings | Other and click on "Import blog" from the "Blog tools" section. Don't worry -- your template won't be affected by imported content. Next, choose a Blogger export file (.xml) from your hard drive and fill out the word verification beneath. By default, all of your imported posts will remain unpublished until you publish them from your dashboard later. However, if you would rather have all posts published immediately, make sure to check the box next to Automatically publish all imported posts before you click Import Blog.

If you didn't choose to have your posts publish automatically, you'll need to manually publish them from the Posts | Imported tab before they will appear on the web. You can either publish all the posts at once by clicking the checkbox at the top and selecting all before clicking Publish, or simply checking the ones you want to publish one by one.

Imports and exports are only for posts and comments. If you want to save a copy of your template, click the Backup/Restore button on the Template tab.

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    – ChrisF
    Commented Sep 30, 2012 at 19:47
  • Note that the export / import process: 1) Will bring through any comments that are made on the original posts (though sometimes there is a delay between importing the posts and the imported comments being visible). 2) Will keep the original post-date: if you don't want this, them don't automatically publish the imported posts, so that you can publish them later. Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 9:36
  • This is very helpful but I'm afraid I don't have an "other" option under my settings.
    – Rae
    Commented Oct 22, 2012 at 22:18
  • What about the images I have in the posts would they also get backed up or more importantly imported to the new blog?
    – Jas
    Commented Aug 28, 2017 at 7:42

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