Blogger Importer giving error Unable to find the socket transport "ssl"


Have installed Wordpress3.2 and am trying to import the posts from using Blogger importer from the Tools in Wordpress. But when i click on Authorize button

I get a message which says "This website has not registered with Google to establish a secure connection for authorization requests. We recommend that you continue the process only if you trust the following destination: ".

When I click on Grant Access Button I get a message which says:

"Could not connect to

There was a problem opening a secure connection to Google. This is what went wrong:

Unable to find the socket transport "ssl" - did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP? (0)

Thank you for creating with WordPress. • Documentation • Freedoms • Feedback • Credits"

Please help me out. Blogger importer has worked fine for me previously. Any help much appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance.



Any one there having same problem?? Please help me out…


Hi Ashwini,
You need to register your domain with Google to authenticate (access) Google services for your domain.
Please check out this article .
Hope this solution will work for you. If not, you need to ask your WordPress hosting support team for the {socket transport “ssl”} issue.



Hello @bloggertowp,

Made my domain ssl support compile. Now when i click on Authorize Button to import the posts from blogger on logging in blogger account am getting this message:
"The page you have requested cannot be displayed. Another site was requesting access to your Google Account, but sent a malformed request. Please contact the site that you were trying to use when you received this message to inform them of the error. A detailed error message follows:

AuthSub target path prefix does not match the provided “next” URL. "

Please help me out… Don’t know where am doing wrong…

Any help much appreciated.
Thanks a lot in advance.



Hi Ashwini,
Did you try the article that I provided in my above comments? There you can find the solution for error. Hope this will help you.



Hello @bloggertowp,

Thank you for your support. I could import the posts from my blogger but now i have set blogger.php template placed in my theme directory. But when i try to view the blog page its showing blank…

Below is the code of blogger template.
Template Name: blogger

<?php global $wpdb; $old_url = $_GET['q']; if ($old_url != "") { $permalink = explode("", $old_url); $q = "SELECT guid FROM $wpdb->posts LEFT JOIN $wpdb->postmeta ". "ON ($wpdb->posts.ID = $wpdb->postmeta.post_id) WHERE ". "$wpdb->postmeta.meta_key='blogger_permalink' AND ". "$wpdb->postmeta.meta_value='$permalink[1]'"; $new_url = $wpdb->get_var($q)? $wpdb->get_var($q) : "/"; header ("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently"); header("Location: $new_url"); } ?>


In the pages i have created Blog page and set page attribute “Blogger” as template.

Am i doing anything wrong here… Please help me out…

Any help much appreciated.
Thanks a lot in advance.


Why you created blogger.php file? I don’t think we mentioned such type of code in our DIY tutorial. If you are using some other migration process (not mentioned in our tutorial), then we are not that much sure about their process.

Hope our DIY Tutorial and Blogger to WordPress Redirection Plugin will helpful for your blog migration process.