How to Migrate a WordPress Website to SiteSources

Most companies that provide offshore web hosting for clients will let you export your entire WordPress instance with one click. However, this feature is only available to paying customers. If you have a free account, you will need to perform the following steps manually:

Step 1: Identify Key Content

One of the first things you will need to do is to take a look at the key content that is present on your WordPress site. These are the pages that have the highest page ranks and receive the most traffic. If you find that there is a large amount of content that you deem to be key, you can use the following tools to help you find the most relevant keywords and phrases:

  • Google Keyword Planner
  • Bing Keyword Planner
  • WordPress.org for English speaking users
  • 繁體中文版 (òàð îòðîâ åíèÿ) (Traditional Chinese) for Chinese speaking users
  • атекон (Dictionary) for Russian speaking users
  • Þætilskrár (NGN Search)
  • АΔНСС (Yandex.ru)
  • напасированией (А·Ð·Ð°Ñ€ÐµÐ²Ð¸Ð½Ð°) (Cyrillic) for Turkish speaking users
  • وستووووواوت (Yandex.ua)
  • بدوالماصودهتوال (Rambler)
  • جدوالماصودهتوالموده (LiveJournal)
  • نردههنتاجههمهز (MySpace)
  • تستقنات (LinkedIn)
  • بست٢م (Twitter)
  • دستقوالماصودهتلقناسلم-ماصودهتلقناسلم (Wikipedia)
  • ناحلناسوصودهتلتوصلاسلم (Yahoo)

The above tools will give you a good idea of the type of content that is present on your site. You can then use these keywords and phrases in the content to guide your writing. Once you have a list of key content, you will need to use the following step to create the content dump.

Step 2: Identify The Most Relevant Target Audience

The next step is to identify the most relevant target audience for your content. The higher your Page Ranks on the search engines, the more targeted your audience will be. However, you don’t want to go overboard and choose keywords that are too broad. You can use the following tools to find the most appropriate keywords and phrases for your content:

  • Google Adwords Keyword Tool
  • Bing Keyword Planner
  • WordPress.org
  • Twitter Keyword Finder
  • تستقنات (LinkedIn)
  • Yahoo Keyword Discover

As you can see above, you have several options when it comes to finding relevant keywords and phrases. Simply enter your topic in the search bar above and you will be presented with a list of suggested keywords and phrases.

Step 3: Determine The Perfect Length Of The Dump

Now that you have your keywords and phrases, you can enter them into the search bar of your favorite content creation tool (for example, Microsoft Word). The results will show you the most popular document lengths that use your chosen words. You can use this information to determine the perfect length for your content.

If your content is longer than the average document length, chunk it into several pieces. For example, two short blog posts can be combined into one longer article. If it is shorter than the average document length, expand it until you reach a point where your ideas are properly expressed.

Once you have determined the perfect length for your content, you can use the following tools to generate a rough copy:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Google Docs
  • Medium (formerly known as WordPress.com)
  • Yandex.NET

You can then use the above tools to format your content and save it as a Word document. This is basically the final step before you can upload it to a blog hosting service and make it live.

From the above steps, you should now be able to migrate your WordPress site to SiteSources with little effort. If you encounter any issues, feel free to contact us via the contact form on our website. We would be happy to help!