Why and How: The ABCs of WiX to WordPress Website Migration [+Video]

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WiX and WordPress are considered to be the most user-friendly CMS platforms. But many people don’t know which one to choose and which will suit their needs. So, let’s analyze both these platforms to find out how you can migrate Wix to WordPress in a matter of minutes.

What You Should Know about WiX?

WiX is a free and coding-free website building tool. This system doesn’t require any coding knowledge as all the management actions are run within the drag-and-drop dashboard. But nevertheless, WiX doesn’t allow you to alter the website HTML or CSS codes and as a result, you can’t make any design modifications. Although WiX supports its users with a great collection of templates, you should be careful when choosing one because once you opt for a template for your site there wouldn’t be a way back, you won’t be able to change it to another.

Peculiarities of WordPress

WordPress is an open-source content management system which in contrast to WiX, requires some coding skills but it enables you to create your own website design. It should be mentioned that it is very easy to work with WordPress and even a schoolboy can handle its coding system. This CMS platform allows you to customize a website according to your needs and demands. Moreover, WordPress is the most SEO friendly CMS platform on the internet.

Make a Choice

So, WiX can be an alternative platform in case you are looking for a no-coding solution. But if you want your website to have a more professional look and rich function system then WordPress suits you best. In case you have started your website with WiX and now you would like to have a site built on WordPress platform, don’t worry there is no need to create a website from scratch. You can easily migrate WiX to WordPress. CMS2CMS service will move your content automatedly. In other words, you have to follow an easy step-by-step instruction in order to complete the WiX migration in a few minutes.

Registration Step

Create a new account or sign in with your Facebook or Google account.

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Point out Existing and New Websites URLs

You have to identify your Existing and New website URLs. In our case, they are WiX (Existing) and WordPress (New).

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Choose Your New Website and Install the Connection Bridge

It’s time to download bridge file which establishes the connection between WiX and WordPress CMS. Follow these steps:

  • Download Bridge file to your computer. It will be saved as “cms2cms” zip.
  • Then extract the folder from the zip file.
  • After that you have to connect to your WordPress Website via FTP client software.
  • Within the FTP dashboard, copy the “cms2cms” folder and paste it into the root folder of your WordPress website.

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Map the data, choose additional oprtion and run Free Demo

Now you have to choose what content items you’re up to move to a new website, select additional options which will simplify the process of migration and get the migration going.

    • You can migrate image files (jpg, png, gif and others);
    • You can migrate meta data (which will preserve your Existing website SEO rankings);

 

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Set up Demo Migration

 

 You have an opportunity to run a Free Demo Migration in order to see how CMS2CMS migrates your data.

 

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Complete Content Migration Step

 

 When the free Demo Migration is over and you are satisfied with the results then it is time to start the final stage – Complete your Migration. In approximately 15 minutes you will observe the outcomes of WiX to WordPress migration. (Note that migration time depends on the amount of the content you’re up to move to a new website)

 

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These are the items which you can migrate from WiX to WordPress.

If you are on board and wish to switch from Wix to WordPress – follow the prezi given below to find out all the secrets of successful migration:

Let’s Make a Conclusion

Now you know how to migrate from Wix to WordPress using the automated service. So, try a free Demo Migration and you will see that CMS2CMS will move your content easy and really fast.

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Valentyna Tysiachna

Valia is a vivid CMS platforms observer, that’s why she found her dream job of marketer manager at CMS2CMS migration service. Keen English learner, music lover and passionate content writer, she enjoys constant improvement and is open to challenges.
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