WordPress to Shopify Migration - A Complete Guide

WordPress does give you a lot of customization, but after you take into account all the requisite and ongoing security updates, more and more merchants are shifting their business to Shopify these days. That's exactly when things can get complicated. So, we decided to make it easy for you with our most delinquent series - The Migration Center.

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Why Shopify gives you better eCommerce results than WordPress

When it is about migrating over to Shopify from WordPress, the decision is quite tough to make. Here's a list of relevant data you need to follow and find the best aspects of Shopify.

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Avail of outstanding SEO benefits with the Shopify migration

Fully SEO-featured

Shopify has a complete set of SEO features that are quite robust to support the growth of eCommerce sales. Shopify effortlessly provides solid features such as canonical instructions, sitemap, customized URLs, and 301 redirects. Surprisingly, they generate automatically. If any issue arises, get them resolved instantly with a quick dedicated support team.

WordPress provides support for blogging infrastructure only. However, to get the benefits of eCommerce, you need to use the WooCommerce plugin that makes SEO management easy. Site loading time is lower than Shopify, which may a negative impact on customer experience.

Orphan links are better managed

We know orphan links can impact SEO performance.

Basically, orphan links are not associated with other pages of the same website. So, when Googlebot crawls your website, it cannot find any links across your website.

The solution to this is to review the structures of your site and, if appropriate, make some modifications. This modification is easy with Shopify as compared to WordPress. So, When you get assistance from experts, you can resove faster.

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Migrating from WordPress to Shopify

A migration job is never easy. When you decide to move over to Shopify from WordPress, you need to have some useful considerations. Check it.

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Manual Migration

Manul migration is effective only when you have enough knowledge of codes and scripts. You can take this initiative if you are sure about your steps. Remember, the process must happen within two hours.

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Assisted Migration

HulkApps helps you move your WordPress store to Shopify effortlessly. A lot of things goes into moving your store. Only experts in Shopify migration can guide you in a better way. Find HulkApps by your side and make a successful migration.

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Transfer WordPress Data to Shopify

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Design

  • Rapid Shopify Recurring Orders
  • Pixel perfect
  • Mirror Design
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Products

  • Bulk upload
  • Manually Add
  • Copy Options
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Applications

  • Migrate existing apps
  • Integrate New Apps
  • Custom App Solution
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Orders

  • Copy over
  • Map With Customers
  • Set Order Status
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Customers

  • Bulk upload
  • Notify Customers
  • Re-Activate Profile
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Content

  • Pages
  • Content
  • Media Files
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Reviews

  • Import reviews
  • Map With Products
  • Review App Integration
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Optimization

  • Speed improvement
  • 301 SEO Redirection
  • Webmaster - Analytics

Pre-Migration Tips

Migration from WordPress to Shopify takes important considerations. Checkout these pre-migration tips before embarking on the initiatives.

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Back Up Data

Using an extension can ensure your data is safe. However, it is always better you backup everything before you perform any major changes to your store. Backup via WebHost or manual backup is effective.

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Custom Collections

In the WordPress Categories, custom collections generate. As you need to transfer them to the Shopify store, you need to do them manually. It is a tough job, and hence expert Shopify developers can do this easily.

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Index Updating

Product category URLs in WordPress can be different in Shopify once after the migration. Make sure you create redirects for each of these products. This act helps search engines recognize the items and index.

Post Migration Tips for SEO Maintenance

#1 Switch domain

By now, you are done with the Shopify migration from WordPress. It is time to move your old domain to Shopify store. You must first move your old domain to the new Shopify store by following the steps:

Unlock your domain and obtain a code for transfer authorization. All you need to do is log in to your account with your third-party domain provider and find the domain settings you want to switch to, then press Unlock.

You may have to confirm these changes by email, depending on your domain provider. If so, the domain transfer process takes up to 20 days to complete. Shopify will give you a message confirming the successful transfer of your domain.

Step 1

From your Shopify admin panel, click "Online Store" -> "Domains" -> "Transfer domains".

Step 2

Enter the domain that you want to transfer to Shopify, Click "Next"

Step 3

Click "Verify domain". You will see a "Domain unlocked" message

Step 4

In the Verification code box, enter the authorization code and Click "Next" -> "Buy and transfer"

#2 Test URLs

Check if all your URLs are intact and they landed properly on your new store. Make sure all your store URLs are directed to old URLs. This helps you avoid being landed upon 404 pages. If there are any redirected links, you need to fix them so as to ensure better SEO.

#3 Add rich snippets

Rich snippets appear appealing and make it easy to improve search rankings as compared to normal search results. Make sure you add rich snippets to your Shopify store- they are quite productive to generate a higher CTR.

Get hassle-free platform migration services from WordPress to Shopify

WordPress is best suited for blogging. But to offer eCommerce capability, you need a WooCommerce plugin. Shopify is a dedicated eCommerce platform to enable businesses for any verticals. We are Shopify experts in making platform migration from WordPress to Shopify a breeze. Migrate over to Shopify now with us.

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