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Convert to WordPress

You most likely found this page because you have already decided that you want to convert your website to WordPress. I’m not surprised. It’s the most popular content management system software used on the Internet. As of May 2020 over 63% of CMS websites are running on WordPress.

3 Reasons to Convert to WordPress

  1. It’s easy for you to manage your website content.
  2. It’s good for search engine optimization.
  3. It’s easier for web developers to add functionality to your site.

I have been getting more web development quote requests recently asking to “convert my website to WordPress”. After reviewing their website builder site or HTML website, it’s almost always a good option to switch to WordPress.

Technology on the Internet changes at an amazing rate. Often people find they have simply outgrown the technology being used on their current website and are looking for something to make managing their website easier. Using WordPress as a content management system can save you a lot of time and website management costs because you can maintain your website’s content easily without the need of a web developer.

Types of WordPress Conversion

Just about any type of website can be converted to WordPress. I can take your existing website design and convert it to a custom WordPress theme, or start over with a new design, just bringing over your website content. Here are some examples of website quote requests for WordPress conversions services I have received.

  • Convert my HTML website to WordPress
  • Convert my custom PHP site to WordPress
  • Wix to WordPress conversion
  • Convert Joomla to WordPress
  • Convert .psd or .xd files into WordPress themes
Converting a website from one type of software to another is more or less cloning a website. There is not an easy way to import everything with a couple of clicks, but you have to rebuild the look and functionality in WordPress.
 
Converting .psd or .xd design files is a different type of conversion. You are essentially building a custom theme that is a pixel perfect match to the graphic design created.
 

Conversion Services

I can convert just about any websites to WordPress. I work only with the  WordPress.org version of WordPress (not .com). This version is open source software that is downloaded and installed on a web host. The WordPress.com version is a hosted solution, meaning you sign up for a service, and use their web hosting and software. You can not download the code or add custom code beyond the functionality that they offer.
 
It’s possible to convert a WordPress website to static HTML too.  It may be a combination of the WordPress maintenance to keep it updated and secure is not worth the time for the size of the site.  Or maybe a user finds that the content is seldom edited and WordPress is overkill.  Whatever the reason, I also to WordPress to HTML conversions.
 

Websites are software, they need maintained

Keep in mind, websites are software. Code needs to be maintained regularly to address changes in technology, security and performance.  Because WordPress is so popular, it’s even more important to keep your WordPress site updated compared to a custom site.  Why? The code is open source. Anyone can download and learn it. Even “the bad guys”. Hackers learn how it works, and then exploit the weaknesses.  Most DIY users, that do a “5 minute install” through their cPanel by clicking  a button have no idea what it means to secure WordPress or that the code needs to be maintained.   When people come to me after their website has been hacked, and I tell them this, they tell me they had no idea.  So I’m telling you now before you get started.   I offer WordPress maintenance plans, and one time updates is you need them.  Any new site I build includes all of this in my quotes.

Get in touch through the form on the right if you want to convert your website to WordPress or have questions about the conversion process.

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