Our Showit Support Pros happily handle the entire blog migration process for you.
We handle each blog migration by hand in order to ensure the safety of your content.
Showit supports the migration of self-hosted WordPress sites, WordPress.com, and Squarespace.
*Before transferring to any new host, it's always recommended you make a backup of your own blog.
Basic Blog - WordPress Migrations
Under the Basic Blog subscription, the Showit team will transfer and import your content to our servers using a WordPress generated XML file.
What is included in an WordPress XML migration:
Plugins, custom configurations, and themes do not transfer through XML migrations. If you wish to transfer your plugins or other settings, you will need an Advanced Blog subscription.
Advanced Blog - WordPress Migrations
Under the Advanced Blog subscription, the Showit team will transfer your content using WP Engine's migration plugin.
The WP Engine migration plugin will transfer ALL WordPress files and configurations as well as your current WordPress database. This transfer is essentially makes an exact copy of your existing site and migrates it to our hosting servers.
**Non-WordPress directories will not transfer. Showit does not support or assist with the migration of non-WordPress content.
If you are coming from WordPress.com and have an active Advanced Subscription, migrating your site with the WP Engine migration plugin may not be an option. WordPress.com requires the use of the paid Business plan to use custom plugins. Unless your site may have this active plan, we are only able to migrate your site through the XML route identified above.
To read a bit more on the differences check out this handy article - https://learn.showit.co/en/articles/2115099-wordpress-com-vs-wordpress-org
The Squarespace platform only offers one route to export content to WordPress through a Squarespace generated XML file. As defined by their documentation, the export file will include Layout Pages, Gallery Pages, Project Pages, One Blog Page and all of it's posts, Text Blocks, Image Blocks, and Comments.
The Showit team will use the file to import your posts, pages, and images to your new WordPress site.
**Because of the differnces between WordPress and Squarespace, some content may change such as blog post URLs. We recommend reviewing this article for an overview of where to find and adjust WordPress settings: https://learn.showit.co/en/articles/1616464-new-to-wordpress
Cancelling Your Old Hosting
Once the migration is complete, login to your new Showit blog and verify that all of your posts and content are loading correctly. Once you make sure everything looks good, you can safely cancel your old hosting (unless you are hosting other content that you would like to keep).