How to use CMS2CMS migration plugins?

Download the Plugin

Go to WordPress official plugins repository and download the CMS2CMS Joomla (or your type of CMS you want to migrate from) to WordPress Connector Plugin. The file will be saved in a ZIP format.

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Installation Process

Go to your WordPress website Admin Panel -> Plugins. In the 'Plugins' section click 'Add New'

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Click 'Upload Plugin'

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Then, you should click on 'Choose File' and choose the downloaded migration plugin in a ZIP format.

After the upload, go to 'Install Now'.



Press 'Activate Plugin' after you've installed it.

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You will see 'Your CMS To WordPress' plugin activated in the 'Plugins' section. Go there. You'll be headed to CMS2CMS plugin migration page.

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Sign in to enter your CMS2CMS account. Press 'Continue'.

If you don't have an account, please, register.

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On the next step, you should connect your website's platform you want to migrate from. Provide the URL of a site you want to migrate from. Then press the 'Verify Connection' button.

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After that, you'll be redirected to the Migration Wizard. Next, you have to establish the connection between your current and new WordPress websites. For that, you need to download and install the Connection Bridge. First, press 'Download Connection Bridge' button, the bridge file will be saved in a ZIP format. Extract 'cms2cms' folder to your PC from the downloaded bridge ZIP file.

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Open your FTP, like Filezilla (download it, if you don't have it yet).

Enter the following data you can get from your hosting provider: Host, Username, and Password. Thus you'll obtain access to the root folder your current and new websites. Local Site section shows the elements you have on your PC. Remote Site section shows the root folders of your websites.

Find your current CMS website root folder in the Remote Site section.

Below you will see all the elements and data of your website.

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Drop the extracted 'cms2cms' folder to the root folder of your current website to establish the connection between the sites.

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After this step, return to the Migration Wizard and click "Verify Connection" button.

Now, run a free Demo to get the preview of your new WordPress site. Choose the entities you wish to migrate as well as the additional options if needed. In case you want to migrate all of your content without running a free Demo, you may skip this step.

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You can check the results of your Demo migration when it's finished. Follow the instruction to do so.

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When your migration is complete, you'll get a notification and will be able to enjoy your new WordPress site!

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