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How to delete a blog on Blogger?

Blogger is a popular American blog publishing website that allows users to create multi-writer blogs with ease. The platform was initially developed by Pyra Labs but was later acquired by Google in 2003.

All the blogs on the platform are hosted by Google and are usually accessed with a blogspot.com subdomain. In this article, we’re taking a look at how you can delete a blog on Blogger. 

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Deleting a Blogger blog

Deleting a blog or doing just about anything with it is extremely easy on the platform.

Step 1: Log in to your Blogger dashboard and select the blog you want to delete.

Step 2: Head over to Settings in the left menu. 

Step 3: Scroll down to find Remove your blog under the Manage Blog section.

Step 4: Blogger will warn you about the consequences of deleting the blog. Click Delete, and you’re good to go.  

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How to permanently delete a blog on Blogger?

Deleting a blog using the aforementioned method only temporarily deletes the blog. This means that you can restore it later within 90 days from the date of deletion. If you want to delete the blog permanently, follow these steps.

Step 1: Log in to your Blogger dashboard and select the blog you want to delete under Trashed blogs.

Step 2: You’ll see the Permanently Delete button on the homepage of the blog. Click it to remove your blog from Blogger permanently. 

Step 3: You’ll be given a final warning from Blogger before your blog is permanently deleted. Click Permanently Delete, and your blog will be removed forever. 


How to restore a deleted blog on Blogger?

If you’re looking to restore a deleted blog, you can do so within 90 days of deleting the blog itself. Here’s how. 

Step 1: Log in to your Blogger dashboard and select the blog you want to restore under Trashed blogs.

Step 2: You’ll notice the Undelete button on the blog homepage. Click it to restore your blog.

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How to back up your blog on Blogger?

Blogger also offers multiple features to back up, import and export your blog’s content. 

Backing up your blog content

This will download an XML file containing all of your blog’s posts, pages and comments. 

Step 1: Log in to your Blogger dashboard and select the blog you want to back up.

Step 2: Head over to Settings in the left menu. 

Step 3: Scroll down to find the Manage Blog section and click on Back up content.

Step 4: Click on the Download button, and Blogger will download all the data in a neatly packaged XML file. 


Saving a copy of your blog’s theme

If you’re looking to save a copy of your blog’s theme so you can restore it later in the case of an emergency, here’s how.

Step 1: Log in to your Blogger dashboard and select the blog you want to save the theme from. 

Step 2: Click on Theme from the left menu. 

Step 3: Click the dropdown arrow next to Customize.

Step 4: Click on Backup to download the theme. 

Step 5: Blogger will show you a prompt. Click the Download button to proceed. 

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How to import posts and comments to your blog on Blogger?

Just like you can backup data from your blog, you can also import it back, provided you’ve got an XML file with all the data. Note that there’s a daily limit on the number of files you can import but no file size restrictions. 

Step 1: Log in to your Blogger dashboard and select the blog you want to import content into. 

Step 2: In the left menu, click Settings.

Step 3: Scroll down to find the Manage Blog section. Click on Import Content to proceed. 

Step 4: Click the Import button and browse to your XML file. Blogger will automatically populate your blog with any data you might have in the XML.

If you don’t want to publish any posts or pages automatically, disable the Automatically publish all imported posts and pages toggle.  

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