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CMS Migration Checklist: This Is What Professionals Do in 2020

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The website transferring process can be automated, which will save you a huge amount of time and will let you see a test version of your new site.
But you still have to prepare your current website before migration, to be satisfied with the website conversion results. In this presentation, you can see a 3-phase checklist to make your CMS migration perfect.

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CMS Migration Checklist: This Is What Professionals Do in 2020

  1. 1. WEBSITE MIGRATION CHECKLIST 2020 How to migrate as smooth as possible
  2. 2. What is Website Migration? THE TRANSFERRING PROCESS CAN BE AUTOMATED, WHICH WILL SAVE YOU A HUGE AMOUNT OF TIME IT IS ABOUT CHANGING CMS PLATFORM. SO HERE IS 3-PHASE CHECKLIST TO MAKE YOUR CMS MIGRATION PERFECT. BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO PREPARE
  3. 3. Pre-Migration Preparations PREPARE THE NECESSARY TOOLS/SERVICES Automating various migration-related tasks can save you a great deal of time and effort. PLAN TO MIGRATE DURING A SLOW PERIOD Avoid losing any traffic, it’s important to make sure that if you do lose traffic, you lose it when business is already slow. CRAWL YOUR WEBSITE You need to crawl your old website and get complete data of all URLs, page titles, meta data, redirects, broken links, etc. 01
  4. 4. Data Transfer Tips Map the data 02 Test your migration Set up target system Transfer the content Make system changes Based on the results of the test migration, make any required changes to your system configuration, migration method, or data. Think of what has to be done on a new CMS before transferring the content into it. Testing is a key element of every migration project. Select a large enough data sample and perform a trial migration to spot any possible errors or defects. Consider the data architecture on the source and target systems, identify differences, and decide how you want to approach them.
  5. 5. Manual Content Migration It involves a person or team of people doing the work of copying and pasting a site’s content from one platform to another. - Human capital is costly. - As with anything that people touch, the potential for human error exists. -For large amounts of content, manual migration is simply not feasible. Automated Migration This method is obviously better: - You won't lose anything. - It provides the possibility to easily map your migration entities. - You can test the process and secure the whole process with the migration insurance. -Additional options you may include 301 redirects, SEO URLs, metadata, attachments, etc. Y o u c a n c h o o s e :
  6. 6. Post-Migration Suggestions Observe Search Console Crawl & Server Logs Once you went live, you should closely observe the crawl stats that are now available in the Search Console. For the first 2-3 weeks, you should keep an eye for reported crawl errors from your tools and take necessary actions (such as implementing 301 redirects on all possible 404 errors). 03 Perform data and system optimization No matter how thorough your preparation was, there will surely be a few things you will have to adjust after the data transfer. Measure Website Speed Every millisecond counts, so you need to review closely. Every webmaster knows that fast site speed is an SEO ranking signal across the devices.
  7. 7. The 5 Most Popular CMS Platforms WordPress 51.1% Other 32.5% Wix 7.2% Squarespace 3.7% Drupal 1.2% JOOMLA! SQUARESPACE WIX WORDPRESS Are you still thinking what to choose? CMS Market Share 2019 DRUPAL BLOGGER OTHER
  8. 8. Drupal Joomla WordPress 100% 75% 50% 25% 0% Top 3 CMS Platforms, users decided to move to WORDPRESS DRUPAL JOOMLA
  9. 9. USE CMS2CMS AND TRANSFER ALL OF YOUR DATA AUTOMATICALLY! WANNA "TRY OUT" NEW CMS FOR YOUR WEBSITE, BUT STILL HESITATE? START DEMO MIGRATION RIGHT NOW - ITS FREE! WEBSITE MIGRATIONS ARE HARD ENOUGH BY DEFAULT! AND THERE’S NO NEED TO MAKE THEM HARDER BY DOING ALL THE WORK BY YOURSELF.

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