Moving to WordPress - changing the CMS
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A website move is the right time to implement a more modern design, optimised user guidance and new functions. We as Internet agency are specialised in WordPress websites and have experience from more than 100 successful projects. In addition to the points mentioned above, however, the Data migration a very important point (and cost factor) when it comes to switching to WordPress.
Here is a brief overview of the common methods for migrating data to WordPress.
Data migration methods
Manual method with Copy&Paste
with few pages
If you only have a few pages or posts, simply copying and pasting is a practical method. However, texts, images, tags and categories must be copied and pasted individually into the WordPress page. With more than 100 pages, this is a strenuous task, as you have to remain very focussed at all times.
Nevertheless, mistakes happen again and again with this method, which have to be corrected in the second pass.
Customer accounts, comments or ratings are usually not copied with this method. On the one hand, there are technical reasons for this and, on the other, the high cost is usually not worth it. A loss of user data is therefore the consequence of this method.
CSV export and import via WordPress (if necessary with plugin)
Some websites offer the function of a CSV or XML export of data. If pages, posts, comments and images can be exported as CSV or XML, this is a possible method for migrating data to WordPress. However, as the data structure of the existing website most likely does not correspond to that of WordPress, the fields must be "mapped".
If data fields are transmitted that WordPress does not provide, these must be sorted out or ignored. Conversely, WordPress may require data fields that do not exist in the old website. These must then be added manually or filled in with a default value.
A WordPress plugin like e.g. WP All Import can make it easier to assign the data fields. Nevertheless, with this method advanced knowledge to WordPress is required to implement a successful data migration.
Automated import and export
via a specialised supplier
There are service providers who specialise in website data migration. One of the first providers is wordherd. The company from the USA offers automated data migration of many popular CMS to WordPress. The service is subject to a fee and is initially based on the number of entries (pages, posts, images, comments).
However, as many website owners do not achieve the desired result with automated data migration, you can also purchase customised support from these providers. The company claims that the success rate is very high. However, we cannot confirm this, as a complex data migration also goes hand in hand with good communication in the native language (German).
Professional data migration
by an agency/programmer
Of course, the path via a professional Internet agency The safest way to transfer the data completely from the current website to WordPress. With a complex data structure, not only do fields have to be assigned, but fields may also have to be linked or separated.
Data from connected software systems or customised developments must also be taken into account and can only rarely be transferred correctly by a standard solution.
In addition, there is the Possibility to optimise the data. Either for improved usability or to improve the Search engine optimisation (SEO).
We are happy to be your partner for a successful data migration. Please note that we only Data migration to WordPress carry out!
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