Expertise your Migration from a Legacy CMS to WordPress

 You were supposed to choose WordPress from the very beginning of building your website. But it’s not too late. You can still migrate your website from any CMS to WordPress since it is the most popular and reliable CMS platform ever to exist. The platform has helped millions of aspiring bloggers and business owners to build their brands and portfolio. And in your case, you can also gain the benefits of the WordPress CMS platform. In this post, we are going to talk about how to migrate your website from any CMS to WordPress. So, let’s learn about it first, and then you can implement the strategy.

Step 1: Identify What Platform Your Website is In 

Not every website builder is a CMS, some are Static too. The full form of CMS is Content Management System and Static refers to static / HTML. Before migrating, you need to identify whether your website is built on top of the CMS platform or static platform. Go to Wappalyzer.com and enter your site’s URL to find out if your site is dynamic or static. If yours is a dynamic site, then you can alone migrate it to WordPress. But if your site is built on top of static, you will have to contact a professional website development team to migrate your site. You can visit our website and contact us in that case. But if you are using the CMS platform, for now, let’s move to the next step.

Step 2: Select a WordPress Hosting Service 

You should host your website on the WordPress.org platform instead of Wordpress.com. See the difference between WordPress.com and Wordpress.org is that org is a professional and premium platform while WordPress.com is free. If you want to build your website from scratch and make it credible, you will have to choose ORG. And for that, you will have to choose a WordPress hosting service and buy a custom domain and publish your WordPress site on the internet. 

 

Hosting services are vital when it comes to publishing your WordPress site because they provide space where you can store your content and files on WordPress. Some popular WordPress hosting companies are Bluehost, Dreamhost, GoDaddy, and more. Some of them offer free SSL certificates and some don’t. You will have to choose the WordPress hosting service that suits your requirement and budget.

Step 3: Install WordPress and Upload a Theme

After buying a domain and web hosting, you can install WordPress from the hosting service providers’ dashboard. Some offer a one-click installation of WordPress to save your time. You simply have to click on the install button and your WordPress site will be ready. But you will also have to install a WordPress theme to create a layout of your website. Themes are important since they display your website or blog and they need to be attractive in order to catch people’s attention. Themeforest offers premium and stunning themes for all types of WordPress sites. But you can also install a free one from the WordPress theme store itself.

Step 4: Export Your CMS-Based Site 

Go to the Admin section of your CMS-based website and from there you can easily export your content and images to your computer in an XML sheet. The sheet will contain all the files and media you currently have on your CMS-based site. For example, if you were using Blogger.com to post your content, those content will be transferred to your newly created WordPress site. But for that, you will have to export them through the XML sheet and you are good to go.

Step 5: Import Your Website to WordPress

You can import your previous website to WordPress but for that, there is a plugin called WP All Import plugin. You will have to install this one on your WordPress site from the Plugin store of WordPress. Then activate the plugin and go to the All Import » New Import section in the WordPress admin tab. Click on the Upload a file and choose the XML file you have downloaded in the previous step. And upload that file on your WordPress. Wait for some time for the process to finish and then you can click on the Confirm & Run Importbutton and your site is completely imported to WP.

Step 6: Manage The Permalinks and Redirect Links 

This is important because when a user reaches your previous site, he can visit your current WP site through redirect links. He won’t have to browse through the old site anymore. You can go to the Settings » Permalinks section on your WordPress to set up the permalinks structure of your site. And then you are done.

 

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