Converting your Wix website into a WordPress

Have you ever tried moving your website away from Wix and gotten nowhere since Wix’s platform is not compatible with other hosting services? Fear not, as the ScalaHosting team has come up with a solution for you.

The process involves converting your Wix website into WordPress, the most popular CMS on the market and widely supported by all Linux hosting providers. This way, your site can work and be managed from any of our SPanel or cPanel solutions.

To get started, all we need is to create a new WordPress installation on our server. Our cPanel clients can do this by going to the Softaculous tool located in your control panel, selecting the WordPress icon, and following the step-by-step setup wizard.

This is even easier with SPanel, as alongside the SoftaCulous App installer, you can also use our unique WordPress manager tool and have the installation up and running with just a few clicks.

The next thing here is to update your permalinks. 

You can do that by going to your WordPress admin dashboard and navigating to Settings » Permalinks. Once that is done, simply click on the Save Changes button.

So far, so good. 

The next step is adding a Theme and some Plugins to your WordPress site to take of the visual outlook and functionalities of your online project.

After you have customized your website to your liking, it is time to import your content from Wix into your WordPress.

That process can be split up into several easy steps.

  1. Locate your RSS feed

First, you’ll need to open your existing Wix RSS feed file. To do this, add /feed.xml at the end of your Wix site URL. For example, if your domain name is mydomain.com, type mydomain.com/feed.xml or mydomain.com/feed into your browser’s address bar. This will also show you if your current Wix site has RSS enabled or not. If you see a page full of code – you are all good and can move to the next step.

  1.  Save your RSS file

With the RSS page open, right-click anywhere on it and select Save as.Depending on the browser you’re using, you might have to rename the file extension, as it could be saving it as a .txt file. Be sure to change the file extension to .xml and store it somewhere safe.

  1.  Import the RSS file into WordPress

The next step is to use the built-in RSS importer from WordPress, which can be found by clicking on Tools -> Import -> RSS.

If you already have that installed, simply click on Run Importer. You can now import the .xml file we just downloaded in the previous step. Simply select the option Upload file and import.

All that is left now is to change the DNS for the domain to point to your new server. You can do that by editing the A record from the DNS zone for the domain or by updating the nameservers to those of your new server. After a short propagation time, your domain will resolve the WordPress content with the new host.

If you are having any difficulties with this you can always reach the ScalaHosting Support over the chat or ticketing system and a friendly customer agent will be happy to assist you in a moment’s notice.

Congratulations, you have successfully migrated your website from Wix to a different host with WordPress!

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Rado
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Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.

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