Converting Your Current Site to WordPress
We here at Darwin Studios have over 10 years of experience in working with WordPress. Our Atlanta WordPress experts can convert any site into WordPress, no matter how large the project. We ensure that your site is perfect down to the pixel every time. All of our projects are carefully managed and reviewed by a team of experts to ensure complete functionality.
During the conversion we have 2 options: 1) we will create a site that looks and feels exactly like your current site. For some business owners this is the desired outcome or 2) we can also integrate a new custom design to give your site a brand new, updated professional look. Please see our Web Design and Development Services for more information.
What Do We Migrate?
- Pages – All of the pages on your current website will be converted to WordPress pages.
- Images – All of the images on the site will be used for your converted design.
- Menu Items – We will keep the menu the same as seen to link to your content.
- Metadata – All the meta keywords, titles and descriptions.
- 301 Redirects – This is very important! When we convert your site some of your URL’s may change. The changes will be beneficial for search engine rankings. We will redirect all of your existing URLs to new ones to make sure you don’t lose any link juice.
- SEO Tags – SEO title, keywords, description of pages & posts of your existing website.
- Posts – All the current blog posts on your current website will be converted.
For more complex sites we will do a thorough investigation for other items that might need converting such as your e-commerce store, contact forms, or any other third party applications that you may have integrated into your current site. We love working with e-commerce stores and use WooCommerce to build beautiful online shops. Learn more about WooCommerce and our WooCommerce Development Services.
Why Convert Your Site to WordPress?
The main reason we build nearly all of our Atlanta web design cllient’s sites on WordPress is because of the extensive functionality, flexibility, and support WordPress offers. WordPress is an open-source platform that powers nearly one third of the world’s websites. These range from small blogs to large corporations such as Sony, Time Inc., and the New York Post. By using the WordPress engine, we are able to make pretty much any type of website and then build it so it can be scaled as your business grows. You will not need to convert to another platform for the life of your business!
Not only is WordPress extremely flexible, but it is user-friendly. Once we are done converting your site, we will show you just how easy it is to maintain content yourself with very little WordPress training. Another advantage to using WordPress is that sites built on this platform tend to rank higher for keywords in search engines. And that equates to more business for your company!
Lastly, WordPress sites are mobile responsive. This means that they adjust to look good on mobile devices as well as maintaining their appearance on your desktop. With more and more people visiting websites from their phones, this is essential for any website.
Why Sites Can We Covert to WordPress?
We can convert your site from other content management systems and web builders such as Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, Drupal, Magento, Open-Cart, Joomla and more. It does not matter which platform your site is built on, we will be able to convert it.
We are also able to convert sites that were built using straight HTML and CSS code. We will take your code and create a custom theme to match your site.
Lastly, if your site is still a concept, we can convert your PSD to WordPress. PSD is short for Photoshop Design. We have worked with many graphic designers who has provided us with graphic files for conversion.