Whatever your current Content Management System (CMS), if you transfer existing website to wordpress, it will give greater reach, easier control and more future-proof qualities. That’s because it works hand-in-glove with Google, is easy to use, and has over 100,000 developers working on it, or its plugins, 24hrs a day.
More than 20% of all websites on the Internet are in WordPress now, and that proportion is growing all the time. It has become to CMS’ what Microsoft Word is to Word Processors. In other words, if they don’t already, most people know how to edit and update in WordPress, and plenty know how to change a site’s look and feel, and add functionality.
We can transfer existing website to WordPress from whatever CMS it is in currently. We can keep your existing design, or our designers can come up with a new design for you. Either way, there has never been a better time to change your website to WordPress, than now.
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Transfer Existing Website to WordPress: The Process
It is rarely a complicated procedure to recreate, migrate, or transfer existing website to WordPress. That’s because WordPress has so much support, and so many plugins, that virtually anything you want to do, including content import from a wide range of other CMS’, can be automated, or at least semi-automated.
Before we turn our attention to the content however, the first step in the process is to decide upon the look and feel of your website. You have the choice here to keep with your existing design, or to change it. Perhaps there are elements of design you’ve seen on other websites which you would like to incorporate into yours, or perhaps you wish to change the colours, or add more social links, or improve the menu bar. all of these things, and many more can be done but need to be specified early in any transfer existing website to WordPress.
Once your design is settled on we will have a range of template page visuals to plan the theme on. The visuals will always include the home page, and as little as two or three others, or as many as nine or ten others, depending on the complexity of your site. The ‘others’ in this case are interior pages of your website, such as listings pages, or plain content pages (such as the ‘About’ page). The visuals need to illustrate how each page will look so we can incorporate consistency of design and page standards in the theme.
When we transfer existing website to WordPress, images can be uploaded in batches. This is usually done after the theme is chosen and designed because there will be set pixel sizes of the images, to match their appearance in different places around the site. It is typical for us to create three or four ‘thumbnail’ sizes. A ‘thumbnail’ is the term used for a cropped, or resized, image. WordPress does the cropping and resizing automatically whenever a new image is uploaded. That way it can pull on the correct image size for the location it is positioning it for. It is important therefore for us to specify what the different ‘thumbnail’ sizes are when we do the page design.
Text and written content can often be imported when we do a transfer existing website to WordPress, with each page of existing content creating a new page (or post) in WordPress. There is sometimes some manual tweaking required to get the formatting of text correct. Bullet lists, if any, might need manual formatting, and page subheadings, for example. But generally it is quite straight forward. When you give us the URL of your existing website – http://mysite.com for example – we will be able to look and tell what CMS it is written in and therefore what the process will be to transfer existing website to WordPress.
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