Wix is a fantastic option for a small business unit who are interested in creating their website. It is an excellent site which helps to quickly create a website with beautiful templates and interactive drag down drop box. It has limited options when the business grows. If you are planning to move from Wix, then WordPress is the best choice. It is not easy to export data from Wix. You need to do some little work to move your content over to a WordPress site. We will share a step by step guide to moving your content from Wix to WordPress.
Wix to WordPress Pre Conversation
- Purchase hosting
If you are planning to move your content from Wix, then you need to buy a hosting website. There are many options available in the market, choose the best as per your choice. Specific WordPress hosts will provide security, backups, updates and performance features in WordPress. They are a worthy investment to keep your site secure.
- Create and Install Temporary Domain
You need to set up a temporary domain for your WordPress site since your website is still live on Wix. Many companies will provide you free domain registration. You will also get a temporary sub-domain as per your account username or a randomly generated unique account name. WordPress gets installed by default.
You can do the conversion manually and semi-automated as well as paid conversion as per your choice. The most common and cost effective way of conversion is manual conversion.
- Manual Conversation
It involves two steps
Step 1: You need to setup page and posts as per your choice.
Step 2: Copy and paste the content from each and every page of Wix to WordPress.
- Semi-Automated Conversation
It involves three steps
Step 1: You can import Posts Using Wix RSS Feed. It will make the process more easy and quick.
Step 2: You need to manually convert the pages from Wix to WordPress.
Step 3: You can import images rather than manually saving and re-uploading the pictures.
- Paid Conversation
If you want to save time, then you can outsource the conversion. There are many sites which offer to convert from Wix to WordPress.
Once the actual conversation is made, you need to take care of few things before going live on WordPress.
- Select and Customize a Theme
Since you cannot move your Wix template, you need to choose a theme and customize as per your requirements. Choose a best WordPress theme that matches your site.
- Setup Additional Features
You can recreate your WordPress by forms and widgets like calendar, watch, etc.
- Test Site
By this point, the site must be completed converted. Check the site thoroughly in your browser and ensure its work as per the expectation.
- Place your Domain at the Destination Site
Once you have ensured that the conversion is completed and tested, it’s time to switch it to the domain.
This article gives you a complete overview of different options used for moving from Wix to WordPress. You can make the best choice as per your time, requirement and convenience, whether you want to go manually, semi-automated or paid. For questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via comment.