Navigating a Website Migration: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Moving to WordPress
The decision to migrate to WordPress is typically made to improve the overall performance and functionality of the website, as well as to take advantage of the many features and plugins that WordPress offers.
No, there will be no downtime during the migration process. The website is developed on a separate server and the original website remains intact until the migration is complete.
No, your existing website content will not be lost during the migration process as long as it is properly transferred to the new platform. However, it is important to backup all the data before migration to be on the safe side.
With WordHerd your website can be a 100% complete pixel perfect design match. Other services move your content without any structure or design matching.
We migrate all existing meta titles and descriptions to WordPress. We use the number one rated SEO plugin for WordPress, Yoast SEO. Yoast provides a number of additional built-in features and options that will help give your site the initial visibility it deserves.
We takes every possible step to retain existing URL structure. In rare occasions where this is not possible we implement 301 redirects to ensure no loss in search engine visibility.
Yes, you will need to learn how to use the WordPress content management system if you are not already familiar with it. However, WordPress is widely used and well-documented, so there are many resources available to help you learn. WordHerd also provides a training option to all clients we migrate.