Originally published at: http://www.sitepoint.com/wordpress-migrations-made-easy/
In this article, we’re going to cover the various ways you can migrate your website to WordPress.
If the fear of content migration is keeping you from transferring from an old website to a new one, or the phrase ‘data migration’ sends chills up your spine, then you’ve landed on the right page. In this article, I plan on tackling the most common concerns about WordPress website migration and providing all the necessary information and pointers to help eradicate your fears.
Migrations are something that many site owners do not feel very comfortable with, and for good reason. But, despite the fact that the task is really tedious and requires a vast amount of resources to be done properly, data migration is not a rocket science. At its simplest, it can be summed up as matching the database fields of the source website with the database fields of the target site (for the purposes of this article, the existing site will be called the source site and the new site will be called the target site).
Website owners have two methods of content migration at their disposal:
- Manual (copying and pasting every piece of content)
- Automated (with the help of online converters)