WordPress Conversions & Migrations
When Your Website Outgrows Its Platform
You initially felt you only needed something basic. Now you’re ready for something more powerful. A WordPress conversion is the right choice for you.
DIY Web Builders Have Their Place
Wix, Squarespace, Shopify, and GoDaddy Site Builder are cheap solutions for “Brochure websites” – static websites that mimic what you’d have in a printed brochure or landing page with minimal updates and interactivity.
Some offer features like blogging or e-comm, and have started including SEO and . But these solutions have limitations such as the number of variations you can have on a product, the ability to integrate with outside data sources, and the ability to tweak performance settings. The biggest limitation is that they aren’t portable – so if you have a problem with Wix, you can’t just download your website and copy it over to Squarespace.
These builders can be a quick & low-cost way to initially get your business online. However, just like you’d outgrow a motorcycle that gets you around town when your family grows, these solutions may not support the needs of your growing business.
With thousands of plug-ins, your site can do everything from display maps to integrate with external data sources. You can even create a personal online community with features.
WordPress has thousands of themes. You can customize the header and footer of your , and everything in between, to your liking. Practically everything on your can be customized.
You Own Your Site
Your can be migrated to other hosting providers, loaded on a staging server, and backed up to the cloud. You’re not tied down to any hosting provider or web developer. You have complete control over your .
WordPress is built for SEO. You can tune everything from an individual page to the server itself to increase performance. Advanced provide and insights for your search engine performance.
Easy to Learn
While more complex than DIY builders, WordPress is easy to learn. We’ve trained many of our clients to make updates to their sites on their own. We also provide and tip sheets to ensure success.
WordPress has strong built-in security. We take it to the next level with security hardening in both the and on the server.
We are your WordPress Conversion Experts
Conversion From Another Platform
Our WordPress Conversion Service moves your existing site from another platform (whether it’s a site just with HTML code or a website on a SaaS platform) to WordPress. We’ll move the data and images, and even recreate the desired features and design.
We can migrate your site to our Managed WordPress Service from any of the below platforms and technologies:
- GoDaddy Site Builder
- Google Builder
- HTML Code
- ASP Code
- and more
So please contact us if you have any questions on how your current platform, and any key features, can be moved to our managed WordPress Service.
Full Site Migration
We ensure that all content from your existing site gets migrated to the new site on our platform. We can keep your old intact by using the same (including your ) or do a complete website redesign.
There are two key factors that are critical when migrating a : correctly moving all content and ensuring there are no service interruptions during the move.
We create a temporary site to migrate your content (text, images, plug-ins, , etc..) while your existing website stays up and running. We then fully test the new site and once approved, we schedule a re-point for your domain name for a time that works best for you.
Once the new site is live, we test again for broken URLs and direct them to the appropriate content.
Feature & Functionality Migration
If you have custom tools or functionality on your site, we can migrate them. From the use of plugin code to full PHP development, we’ll ensure your site retains its full functionality.
Our . Some of the functionality we can migrate includes:ensures that the functionality you need is successfully migrated from your existing website to your new
- Online stores & e-commerce functionality.
- Blog posts and blogging capabilities.
- integration with email list providers and CRMs.
- (HTML forms, 3rd party , etc…) including conditional fields and file uploads.
- Integrations with 3rd party systems (IDX/MLS, Payment Gateways, ShipStation, etc…).
- sharing and post automation.
- Search Engine Optimization.
- integration, integration, and other features.
- and integration.
- Migration of fonts (, TrueType fonts, and custom fonts) and styles.
Our also ensures that any broken links are properly redirected (this is common when converting an ).
You need your email to run your business. We’ll get it set up with minimal interruptions whether you’re switching platforms or hosting companies.
Timing is critical when switching email providers which is why we’ve developed a process for making it less painful for you.
Like websites, there is a period of time (typically 24 hours) while DNS (the directory that tells email servers how to route your email) is updating. We partner with you to set up your email to handle both the old and new settings, and then ensure that there are no delivery issues after cutover.