Have you decided to delete your blog hosted on blogger but not sure how to do it? Sometimes to test a few things, we create a blog on the free platform of Blogspot but later decided to move to either WordPress or want to delete our blog hosted on blogger.
So if you’re someone who also wishes to delete a blog hosted on blogger, then you can follow this post till the end to delete your blogger blog permanently.
But before getting started, I would like to explain a few lines about Blogger.
Blogger is one of the most powerful yet free platforms through which we can blog. It is a platform by Google itself, making it the most reliable yet trusted platform in the market after WordPress.
Along with it, it allows you to create a free blog (you can create unlimited free blogs on blogger) without any limitations and without any capping on bandwidth, resources, and other things – which makes it one of the best blogging platforms out there.
Benefits of Blogging on Blogger
As I told you earlier, Blogger is a platform owned and managed by Google. If it’s a product by Google, then we can have a lot more expectations than a normal content management system (CMS) available in the market.
It is a great place to start our journey in blogging and relatively easy to use. It is a completely free platform for blogging and somewhat you can monetize your blogger blog with ads. Being in the market for 15 years, blogger comes with hundreds of useful features which makes it great indeed.
Here I’m sharing a few powerful features of blogger which might change your reason to delete your blogger blog and help in using it efficiently.
- Everything is Free & Beginner’s Friendly – Blogger is a free forever platform and comes with free themes and useful add-ons. It is also very easy to use even by complete beginners.
- Unrestricted HTML and CSS Experimentation – In blogger, you’re free to make any changes in HTML and CSS of the website’s theme and make it visually appealing. If you want, you can also create and use a custom theme on your blogger blog.
- Unlimited Bandwidth & No Downtime – With a blogger, you’ll not get any downtime on your website nor any bandwidth capping.
…and its just a few features, with Blogger you’ll get hundreds of other features.
How to Delete a Blog on Blogger
Still, want to delete your blog hosted on blogger? Here I’m sharing ways through which you can delete your blog without any hassle.
To delete your blog, firstly you’ve to log in to your blogger.com account using the username and password, you can simply click here to visit the blogger.com website.
Once you logged in to your account, select the blog you wanted to delete from the upper-left corner. As I’m going to delete the blog named “TheWPX“, so I’ll choose this one.
Once you’re inside of your blogger blog, you’ll see a “Settings” option there. You’ll find it on the left side of the menu after the “Theme” option as shown in the image above.
Now click on the “Settings” option and then scroll down to a setting named “Manage Blog“. Here you’ll find an option to “Remove your blog“.
Once you clicked on the “Remove your blog” option inside of the “Manage Blog” settings, it will further show a disclaimer inside of a pop-up and also shows an option to export your blog.
If you wanted to save an export file before deleting your blog, simply click on the link with Download Blog anchor and it will download a file on your system. Once the file is downloaded, click on the “DELETE” button showing in a red anchor to delete your blog.
Once your blogger blog is deleted, you’ll get the option to restore it within 90-days of time period before it gets removed forever from your account.
Bingo! once you completed all these steps, you’ve successfully deleted your blogger blog.
Which Blogging Platform Should I Choose Instead of Blogger?
Not happy with blogger and want to move from blogger blog to other blogging platforms? Here I’m sharing a few blogging platforms that are the best of their kind and offer many benefits to you!
The first one on our list is WordPress. WordPress is one of the most reliable, powerful, and widely used content management systems out there. It has a huge CMS market share of 60.8% and powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites.
Most of the bloggers and blogs you find on the internet uses WordPress; even this blog “TheWPX” is hosted on a self-hosted version of WordPress to deliver quality content to you.
But how to create a blog on WordPress?
WordPress offers you two ways to create your blog. The first one is hosted platform in which your website is hosted on WordPress.com backed servers and is much similar to blogger. It is the least preferable way to host our blog/website.
Instead of this, you can use their WordPress.org based self-hosted platform, which comes with a lot more benefits and third-party theme and plugin support. Along with it, you’re free to customize it as per your need and use.
Here I’m showing the steps to create a website on the self-hosted WordPress platform – which is a preferable way and best for every type of business.
To create a WordPress site on a self-hosted panel, I recommend you choose hosting from SiteGround, GreenGeeks, or Flywheel. These hosting are handy and come with many benefits, including free CDN, free SSL, and free website migration.
I recommend you choosing SiteGround or GreenGeeks hosting because it’s cheap, fast, reliable, and comes with a free domain name for one year.
Once your account is ready, you’ll proceed further to install WordPress on your domain name. Installing WordPress is easy on this hosting; here, I’ve shared a step-by-step guide on installing WordPress on SiteGround hosting.
Ghost is another most powerful content management system which powers millions of websites. Its powerful editor gives you an option to write visually appealing articles, and you’ll get all options to design your blog to make it reader-friendly.
On Ghost.org CMS, you can set up your own custom domain and get hosting from Ghost. Also, you don’t need to use thousands of plugins on Ghost for managing your posts and for SEO because it comes with each and every features anyone could ever need for managing their blog appealing yet SEO friendly.
Another thing which I liked most about Ghost CMS is, you’ll not feel any difference between writing your posts on this CMS and Medium. If you ever wish to start a site with a similar design and CMS like Medium on a custom domain, then having a blog on Ghost CMS is the answer.
If you want, you can learn more about the features of Ghost CMS here.
Don’t want to go with WordPress or Ghost CMS? You can also give a shot to a few other third-party CMS. You can either go with any third-party CMS scripts available on CodeCanyon or any other website.
But I highly recommend you to move with WordPress if you want to host a normal blog or a business website. It’s because WordPress is much easier than these CMS, and you’ll get support from your web hosting provider in case you messed up things – which you don’t find in third-party CMSs.
In case you need support, hosting like Flywheel, SiteGround, GreenGeeks, WPX Hosting, BlueHost, and several others provide support for WordPress-based websites and blogs. If you want, you can also read our comparison between flywheel vs. siteground, where I shared an in-depth comparison between them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Still, have doubts?
Here I’m sharing a few FAQs which our readers generally ask. You can go through it to clear your doubts.
How to Remove a Blogger Blog URL from Google Search Results?
Once you identify the URLs, you want to remove, open Google Search Console, click on Removals > New Removal, and then enter the URLs one by one you want to remove temporarily.
The whole removal process will sometimes take a few hours, and sometimes it takes a whole day or two to get your URLs removed from Google Search Console.
Can I Create Another Free Blog Later on Blogger?
Yes, even after deleting your old blog, you can create a new or another one on Blogger. It offers an unlimited number of blog creations on its platform free of cost with no bandwidth or any kind of limitations.
Can I Recover My Blog Once I Delete It?
Yes, of course. You can recover your deleted blog within 90-days of its deletion period.
Google has provided this option so that you won’t regret it later once you marked your blog as deleted. And to recover your blog, you just have to log in to your blogger account and then go to deleted blogs section.
After reading this guide, I’m damn sure you know how to delete a blogger blog. However deleting a blog is not rocket science, but before deleting a blog, take a backup for future needs and if you change your mind on deleting the blog, make sure to recover it within 90-days of the time period.
I know it’s painful to delete a blog on which we work so hard, but if you want you can create your blog from scratch using WordPress with more functionalities. And if you want, you can migrate from Blogger to WordPress easily without losing any data.
If you’re still confused between Blogger vs. WordPress, then I recommend you choose WordPress for advanced functionalities and for business growth. It also comes with various SEO tools and plugins to enhance your visibility in SERP.
You can also ask in the comment section below for issues related to Blogger and WordPress. Our team will be happy to help you!