Navigating a Website Migration: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Moving to WordPress

Why migrate our website 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.

Will there be any downtime during the migration process?

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.

Will my existing website content be lost during the migration?

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.

Will the new website look and function the same as the current website?

With WordHerd your website can be a 100% complete pixel perfect design match. Other services move your content without any structure or design matching.

What will happen to my current SEO?

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.

What happens to my URL structure?

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.

Will I need to learn a new content management system?

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.