Looking to change from Weebly to Wordpress

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I have for years designed websites using Weebly for small business clients but am looking t migrate this across to build Wordpress sites for clients. What is the best business model to do this. eg Hostgator hosting then add wordpress sites with themes or is there better all in one options these days. Looking for the easiest method whilst also achieving good results.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    You could go that route. Get a domain at Namecheap, use hostgator for hosting than setup the site on Wordpress. Pretty straight forward you won't be locked into anyone company like Wix or Squarespace.

    Some people around here do not like HG, but you can leave that debate for others.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    https://www.mprstudio.com/weebly-wor...gration-guide/ Not my site, not affiliated with them, but it seems to be a thorough guide.


    Originally Posted by Peter Thompson View Post

    I have for years designed websites using Weebly for small business clients but am looking t migrate this across to build Wordpress sites for clients. What is the best business model to do this. eg Hostgator hosting then add wordpress sites with themes or is there better all in one options these days. Looking for the easiest method whilst also achieving good results.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated


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  • Profile picture of the author cakecakecake
    You'd need a domain and a webhost
    what kinda budget do you have?
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  • Profile picture of the author osake
    Migrating off Weebly is a PITA if you haven't done it before or if you don't have any experience manually migrating a site off one of those "web builder" services.

    The resource DABK posted looks like pretty much everything you'll need. Do keep in mind that IF you wish to keep certain pages that are currently on your Weebly site accessible via their old URLs (while hosted on Weebly) you'll need to remember to update your WordPress permalink structure with .html so the old pages still work.
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    Option 1: Individual WordPress installation
    a) One hosting with multiple add-on domains
    b) Independent cPanel hosting for each client

    Option 2: Multi-site WordPress installation

    Easiest option, though requires extra setting in the beginning, is to have multisite Wordpress installation. Adding new sites is as easy as adding domain as alias in your hosting, and then create new site within the multisite install. Change the site's settings with URL instead of the default subdomain or folder URL. That's it.

    You can also add all domains to one hosting as add-on domains, but you might end up with provider limitations of resources if there are many sites.

    For performance & SEO reasons and to keep each site separate from others, I would recommend independent cPanel hosting for each client. Get reseller web hosting. This way you can handover the rights and access to your clients without any issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
    I'd recommend you to use hosting from hostingsource.com and hostround.com.

    They truly have the best service. Not to mention, great speed and amazing support.
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  • Profile picture of the author iskranetwork
    I recommend you use Siteground for all your websites and point your existing domains there. They have the easiest and user-friendly dashboard to set up your WordPress websites, great support, free SSL and SG Optimization plugin.
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