Moving to WordPress
If you already have a website but are thinking of moving to WordPress CEB Creative can help.
Moving to WordPress could be easier as there are many tools out there which will import your existing website content into WordPress. I can help you convert your old HTML website to WordPress or move you over from a website builder platform such as WIX.
Why should you move to WordPress?
WordPress is a great CMS (content management system) that allows users to update their websites quickly and easily by themselves. It is an excellent platform for good SEO and is flexible in terms of design and build to ensure you get exactly what you need.
The WordPress user interface is simple and easy to use and can be adapted to fit your needs. Converting an existing website to WordPress is a common request and it is a relatively simple process when managed well. The important thing to remember is that you want to preserve any of your current pages that rank well in the search results. This means making sure the content is brought over to WordPress correctly and redirects are put in place to avoid 404 errors.
One reason why many people choose to convert an old Dreamweaver site to WordPress is so that it can be made fully responsive on mobile and tablet devices. Many old static HTML websites were designed and built before smart phones and tablet so the functionality just isn’t there. With WordPress, your website will work across all kinds of different devices and you will no longer be stuck with a fixed width format that doesn’t work on your phone.
Top tips for those considering moving to WordPress
- Consider what you need your new site to do that your old one couldn’t
- Think about how your users will want to use your site ( mobile & tablet devices)
- Do you need a bespoke WordPress theme or an off-the-shelf template
- Consult a professional developer with experience using WordPress
- Retain high ranking content from your old site
- Add 301 redirects to prevent 404 errors and Google penalties
Should I move my site?
If your current website is more than two years old, there’s a good chance that it’s out-of-date in terms of how it’s built and how it functions. If it’s not running as well as it could be it will potentially be under-performing in searches and you could be losing out on potential new business.
Moving to WordPress will transform the way you use it and how well it performs.
I can’t afford for my website to be offline
When I move your site over to WordPress, they’ll be no downtime. I have my own dedicated development server where all new sites are built and tested. This is safely hidden from Google to avoid any duplicate content issues.
I will migrate content over from your current live site (good time to do a content audit) into the development site and everything is built and tested before I the new website is pushed live.
Want to move to WordPress?
If you’re considering moving to WordPress CEB Creative offers an expert HTML to WordPress conversion service. If you’d like to learn more about why you should choose WordPress for your business click here.
Contact me today to move your site to WordPress.