Try & Test: CMS Migration Vs Website Redesign

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Running a successful website is a blast. Nothing beats the feeling of having your content managed perfectly and easy with no particular tech knowledge and coding skills. But running your own website can sometimes have its low points, too – those sobering moments when you realize that things aren’t going so great. When you’re tired of putting in all those hours without any tangible result to show for it and you have absolutely no idea what you should do next.

While these low points can sometimes be enough to make you want to throw out a white flag, you really shouldn’t. Here comes the surefire dilemma of what scenario to choose: a CMS migration or a website redesign, and with it comes the confusion, too.

Through our conversations with customers, we’ve found that there is some ambiguity surrounding what two of those plans entail. We’ve put together a deep-dye strategy to help lift you over any obstacle standing between your CMS and the success of your website. Let’s take a look at three areas you need to consider for a seamless migration and debunk the confusion of a website redesign.

Website Design

Migrating your CMS to a new one is a lot like managing your finances: something you know you should do but never get around to do it.

Though, everything you need is to look at it in more detail and try to get into the nuts and bolts.

People often tend to confuse the process of CMS migration with a website redesign, while in fact both of them have nothing in common. Without further ado, if we compare a website to a phone, the site design is like the phone’s color. Switching out the mechanism of the phone will not change the way it looks from the outside, the same as a CMS migration will not affect a website’s redesign.

Mechanism

To continue the phone analogy, content management systems are the “mechanisms” powering your website. Switching to a new CMS is the same as changing a phone’s mechanism. Doing so would not affect the phone’s color, much like a CMS migration will have minor to no effect on a website’s design. Yet, installing a new mechanism will bring new benefits to the way your phone functions, similarly to a switch of a CMS.

Data

The last aspect to consider in a CMS migration and the one that doesn’t have a real equivalent in the phone analogy, is data. Migrating the website data to a new platform is a major task and trouble. Depending on the budget and the tech background one has, this process could include utilizing automated convert tools or performing manual data migration. Whatever choice is yours, ensuring that the content has been successfully moved to a new CMS is a key part of platform migration.

If you decide to go for migration and do not want to spend hours or days copy-pasting, consider doing this via CMS2CMS Automated tool. It will save your time and money. Surprised why money? Hiring a programmer would cost more.

If you have any questions about migrating, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

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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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