Have a Wix website and are considering converting to WordPress since you’ve discovered the latter offers more options? Alternatively, if you’ve been using Wix for your website and wish to switch to WordPress.
Whatever your reasons are, I strongly advise you to switch from Wix to WordPress. You’ll have to spend some money on it, but it’ll be well worth it. It’s the equivalent of purchasing rather than renting a home.Moving your site from Wix to WordPress is not as simple as it is with other platforms. Wix will not allow you to host a URL that leads to another website. This post will walk you through the steps necessary to effectively transfer your Wix site to WordPress, utilizing two methods.
Buy a domain name and a hosting plan.
Before transferring your site from Wix to WordPress, there are two important things to consider and take care of: obtaining hosting and registering a domain name.When you migrate from Wix to WordPress, you’ll need to get hosting for your site; every site needs one. It saves and displays all of your website files to your visitors. Your website will load quickly and will not go down if you use a WordPress hosting company. This is something Wix does automatically behind the
scenes for you, but you’ll need your own hosting space to migrate your Wix data to.When it comes to WordPress hosting, there are a plethora of options to choose from. However, if you enjoyed not having to worry about maintenance at Wix, managed WordPress hosting is a great option for you.
Managed WordPress hosting focuses solely on WordPress and includes services such as updates, backups, security, and performance. They are typically slightly more expensive than regular hosting services, but the investment is well worth it if you want your website to be quick and secure.If you choose Kinsta as your hosting provider, the first thing you should do after signing up is establish a new WordPress site. With a few clicks on the MyKinsta dashboard, you can achieve this rapidly. To connect to your new website, you’ll also need to get a domain name. If you already have a domain name, that’s fantastic; simply point it to Kinsta to begin the process.You must purchase a domain name if you do not already have one. When determining how much you should pay for a domain name, there are various factors to consider. When you have your domain name and hosting, you can begin the transfer process.
Selecting and Personalizing a Theme
Once you have successfully set up your WordPress site, you will be using the default theme. This, however, does not have to be the case. You can choose from a large number of free and premium themes.The quickest approach to find and install a theme is to go to Appearance->Theme->Add New in your dashboard.Regardless of the theme you choose, you may need to tweak it a little to get it to look the way you want. Many themes nowadays come with settings and customization panels that you can
Import your content from Wix website to WordPress.
There are no direct ways to transfer Wix content because it is a closed platform (not open source). However, instead of manually generating each post, you may import the Wix RSS feed. To begin, you must first download the RSS file for your website. Follow the steps below to get started:
To find the RSS file, add /feed.xml to the end of your Wix site URL. It’s worth noting, though, that this method only works with older Wix blogs. There are no RSS feeds for new Wix blogs since their latest upgrades.
If you’re using Chrome, you’ll see a page full of code. Save the file on your computer by right-clicking on that page. It will be saved as feed.xml by default. You’ll need to right-click and select “View page source” if you’re using another browser, such as Firefox. Then save it to your hard drive.
Now go to Tools > Import in your WordPress admin panel. The option to import RSS will appear. To run the importer, press the “Run Importer” button (Note: you might have to install it first to convert Wix to WordPress).
Select the feed.xml file you saved previously by clicking the Choose File button. Then select the Upload file and import it from the drop-down menu.
Go to Posts All Posts to see if all of your posts have been properly exported. On rare occasions, your complete feed may fail to import correctly on the first try. If this happens, simply update your XML file and delete the successfully imported posts.
Even if your posts have been migrated, Wix still hosts the photos in those posts. You have two choices for resolving this:
1. Save all of the photographs to your computer and upload them to your WordPress Media Library manually. You can use FTP or SFTP to upload them in bulk.
2. Import External Images is a plugin that you can install and activate if you wish. Go to Media Import Images and click the Import Images Now option after installing and activating the plugin.
Moving your Wix pages to WordPress is the final step. Unfortunately, there is no option to make the transfer automatically. As a result, each page will have to be manually regenerated in WordPress.
To do so, navigate to the Wix page you wish to convert to WordPress, copy all of the information, then paste it into a new page in the WordPress Admin Dashboard Pages Add New menu. After you’ve finished changing the page, click Publish to publish it to your WordPress site.
I’d like to congratulate you on your adventure at this stage! Your Wix site has been successfully converted to a WordPress site.