THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE CHANGING YOUR OLD HTML SITE TO WORDPRESS

HTML to WordPress ConvertDo you have an old HTML site? Each URL closes with .html.

You have no real way to effectively:

  • oversee content
  • change route
  • include drawing in client interfaces

Your site can’t develop in light of the fact that rolling out improvements is tedious and excessive. You feel caught with a site you’ve outgrown.

Perhaps you’re considering changing your site onto the WordPress stage since you know the WP advantages exceed the downsides of keeping up an out­dated site.

What are you going to do?

On the off chance that you are in the early phases of thoroughly considering the response to that inquiry, read on. I’m not going to give you an orderly depiction of how to do it. Or maybe, here are the things to consider before even one old .html record ever turns into a WordPress powerfully produced page.

DO YOU EVEN NEED TO MAKE THE CHANGE?

In the event that you have a smallish site with only a couple of straightforward capacities, (for example, a Contact structure which has functioned admirably for quite a long time) that you ­ or somebody ­ can without much of a stretch keep up (include pages, alter route, make or settle scripting blunders), you might conceivably approve of what you have. I don’t think the normal client will mind that your site’s records are as old as computerized dust. In any case, be careful: Your old site is most likely not going to be responsive. Without a doubt, an HTML site can be retrofitted for all gadgets yet why trouble?

For me, an outline which plays pleasantly in all gadgets is an unquestionable requirement whether you retrofit your HTML site or move onto WordPress.

WHAT WON’T WORK

Try not to try scanning for an HTML To WordPress Converter module. While there have been numerous endeavors to have a one catch answer for a perplexing issue, modules as this don’t exist. Then again better said, they do exist yet they don’t function as richly as you may anticipate. The best of these modules result in a WordPress site with such a great amount of tinkering to do after the transformation that you’ll wonder why you attempted the alternate route way in any case.

When you make peace with the way that there is no enchantment module, you’ll have these inquiries to reply:

1. HOW FLEXIBLE ARE YOU?

The more open you are to outline and usefulness which contrasts from your HTML site, the more cash you will spare and the speedier you’ll get to re­launch your site. It boils down to single word:

Customization.

In the event that you require an accurate copy of your present HTML site, a great deal of custom coding should be figured into the move procedure. This will add time and cost to the undertaking.

Be that as it may, in case you’re interested in adjusting a current WP topic (found here at TeslaThemes and somewhere else) with sensible changes to express your marking, you’ll come to your re­launch date considerably more rapidly.

Whatever you choose, the truth of the matter is that most by far of today’s destinations begin with a structure whereupon site outline necessities are executed. No one begins a site composing the main line of code.

Neither if you!

2. WHAT SHAPE IS YOUR CODE IN?

On the off chance that your present site’s HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is a label marsh of interminably settled div labels, utilizes tables for the format, and uses other obsolete markup practices, you’re going to have a harder time with the move. The nearer your code is to the W3C HTML5 standard, the smoother it will be to do the switch.

Why?

WordPress works on isolating structure (HTML) from style (CSS) and leaving every single intuitive part of a site to Javascript. In most old HTML locales, code like that is generally all tangled up. Pulling that all separated and after that choosing which substance will be a layout and which will be gone into the Page or Post Editor is a central point with respect to how your site moves into WordPress.

At any rate, all the substance that will be gone into the Post or Page Editor will must be rinsed. Once that is done, it will be prepared to be replicated and glued into the Page or Post Editor.

3. WHAT CONTENT WILL BE USED FOR STATIC PAGES AND WHICH WILL BE USED FOR YOUR BLOG?

Odds are your old HTML webpage does not have an online journal. On the other hand possibly it does, however, it barely works as a current WordPress blog that exploits incalculable modules and gadgets.

As you stock your old site’s substance, you’ll likewise be choosing:

  • what pages can be hurled out
  • what pages should be redesigned
  • how the route can be moved forward.

4. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOUR SITE’S URLS?

On the off chance that different destinations point to your HTML pages and you don’t think of a decent answer for taking care of this, you are going to take a noteworthy SEO hit.

There is a module (.html on Pages) which affixes WordPress URLs with a .html augmentation.

Be that as it may, use amazing alert in the event that you utilize it. Old HTML locales have documents whose filenames show up in the URL. Web addresses like these are basic:

  • domain.com/contact.html
  • domain.com/staf.html
  • domain.com/aboutus.html

For a URL like domain.com/contact, the module would effortlessly transform it to domain.com/contact.html.

In any case, WordPress URLs are more expressive by utilizing catchphrases as a part of their URLs, as in these cases:

domain.com/shop/best­selling­electric­guitars

domain.com/blog/five­ways­to­change­your­old­html­site­to­wordpress

So what of domain.com/aboutus.html from the old site? The WordPress site would change that URL to domain.com/about­us. The module then would change the URL to domain.com/about-us.html. That won’t do!

Luckily, there is the generally utilized Redirection module to cure this and different issues.

Let’s assume you have a URL like this on your old site:

domain.com/NewProductElectricGuitarForStore.html

In your WordPress site that URL could get to be:

domain.com/shop/new­electric­guitar

With the redirection module, you’re ready to indicate the old address the new one. There are numerous utilizations for Redirection, so it’s an unquestionable requirement in case you’re moving onto WordPress.

5. WHO IS GOING TO HOST YOUR SITE?

Expecting you’ll be outsourcing web facilitating administrations, would you be able to stay with your present host?

Odds are you’ll have to change to a host that, at the base, permits you to have C­Panel access to deal with your record.

Preferably, you may get a kick out of the chance to utilize WP Engine, Pagely, Media Temple, or SiteGround ­ to give some examples of the enormous ones. They’re pricier than their common host cousins like Bluehost or GoDaddy, yet you’ll get every one of the upsides of having your site on a server which includes better security and execution, in addition to white-glove bolster obliging WordPress destinations.

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