Migrate Your Business Website with Ease
Are you a business owner considering moving your website? Or perhaps you’re facing issues with your current hosting provider? At Margaret River Websites, we understand the challenges you face and offer tailored solutions to meet your needs.
Why Choose Margaret River Websites for Website Migration?
Here are some common problems business owners face with their current hosting providers and how we address them:
- Limited Customer Support: We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer support to assist you whenever you need.
- Restrictive Platforms: Feel boxed in by Shopify, Squarespace, or Wix? Our Wordpress platform is an Open Source system developed by thousands of developers worldwide, offering extensive customization to suit your business needs.
- High Operational Costs: Our all-inclusive rates cover maintenance and a host of useful optional business plugins, providing value for your money.
- Frequent Downtime: We ensure your business remains online with our 99.99% uptime guarantee.
- Unreliable Hosting: We offer dependable hosting services with an excellent reputation for stability.
In addition to these, we address several other pain points:
- Poor Scalability: Our solutions are designed to grow with your business, ensuring you’re never held back.
- Security Concerns: We prioritize your website’s security, implementing robust measures to protect your online presence.
- Difficulty in Updating Content: Our user-friendly interface makes it easy for you to update your website content.
Our Unique Selling Proposition
At Margaret River Websites, we’re more than just a service provider – we’re your partner in growth. We specialize in supporting small and medium businesses, offering local expert support that understands your unique needs. Our all-in-one rates simplify website maintenance, and our top-notch customer support ensures you’re never left in the dark. Plus, we offer one month of free updates after site launch, giving you the freedom to refine your site to perfection.
Ready to Migrate?
Don’t let your business suffer due to an inefficient website. Make the smart choice and migrate your website to a reliable, cost-effective, and flexible platform.
What next? The 10 Point Migration Plan:
Here is a 10 point plan to migrate to WordPress from various platforms such as Shopify, Squarespace, Wix or even WordPress itself. Each migration can be different, but here are steps you can take to ensure a successful transition.
- Website Pages: Export all website pages from your current platform, and then import them into WordPress. You may need to adjust some of the formatting to match your new WordPress theme.
- Blog Posts: Export all your blog posts from your current platform, and then import them into WordPress. Again, you may need to adjust formatting to match your new theme.
- Product Images: Export all images and product descriptions from your current platform, and then import them into WordPress. Ensure that all images and descriptions are present and correct before publishing to your new site.
- Products: Set up an e-commerce plugin such as WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads to handle your products. Create new products on your WordPress site and move all relevant data over from your old site.
- Customers: Export all customer data from your current platform, including customer names, addresses and payment methods. Import this data into WordPress and set up a payment gateway for your e-commerce plugin.
- Orders: Export all order data from your current platform, including order numbers, customer details and shipping data. Import this data into WordPress and set up a payment gateway for your e-commerce plugin.
- SEO: Ensure that all of your SEO settings are correct on your WordPress site. This includes meta descriptions, keyword research and redirects from your old website.
- Emails: If necessary, create new email accounts for your WordPress site and set up forwarding for your old email accounts.
- DNS Settings: Change your DNS settings to point to your new WordPress site. This may require assistance from your web host or domain registrar.
- Web Hosts: If you’re moving to a new web host, ensure that your old site has been backed up and transferred to the new host. Check that your new host has the necessary software and programmes to run your WordPress site smoothly.
The reasons to migrate to WordPress from other platforms include better SEO optimization, more customization features and greater control over your website’s performance. With proper planning, you can smoothly migrate your website to WordPress and continue to grow and expand your online presence.