Transfer Your Site From Shopify to WordPress in 3 Easy Steps
Many merchants are slowly transitioning to the digital realm and are creating eCommerce stores using platforms like Shopify. Unfortunately, this often means that these merchants are locked into a particular hosting package or platform. While this may be suitable for simple online stores, as the industry continues to evolve, so does the requirement for customization and additional features. In this article, we will discuss 3 easy steps that you can follow to transfer your site from Shopify to WordPress – arguably the two most popular Content Management Systems (CMS).
Step 1. Find A Reliable Way To Transfer
The very first and most crucial step to take before you start moving any files is to find a reliable way to transfer the data. The most reliable and the safest way to move data to and from your Shopify store is to utilize services like Cloudflare or OneandOne. Both companies offer an excellent one-click solution for site migrations which will make the process much smoother and less prone to errors. One important note about these services: they offer secure storage of your data so you don’t have to worry about hackers breaking into your database.
Step 2. Export Your Website’s Data
The second step is to export your website’s data. Now is the perfect time to take your store’s database and move it to a different platform or server. This will ensure that your website can always be accessed regardless of the CMS you choose to use. You can start by exporting your products and customers from Shopify to your new server. Once this is completed, you can connect the store’s database to your new platform and begin importing your products and customers. This process will take some time so be sure to plan accordingly.
Step 3. Create An Indexer-Ready Blog
The third step is to create an indexer-ready blog on your new platform. Blogging is an excellent way to gain backlinks and expose your product to the right audience – ideally, anyone interested in your topic.
Choosing a topic is extremely important. If you have a niche in mind, search for blogs on your topic and begin following and contributing to these blogs. You can also explore various platforms like Product Review Blogs, which are excellent for reviewing products and offering advice on the same – all topics listed above are quite popular and can easily be found.
Hopefully, you followed all the steps correctly – if not, don’t worry. Follow the steps above and you will be able to transfer your site in no time. Just make sure to backup your database before you begin (don’t forget to restore it afterwards) – if you lose your database, you will lose all your products and customer records.
If this is your first time transferring a website, I recommend starting with a simple store with just a handful of products. Using tools like AWS or Google Cloud is also a great way to easily launch new stores and grow your business without having to worry about complex configurations. Plus, you can always hire a freelancer or consultant to help you with the process if you get stuck.