Will you use a default WordPress theme or will you set the theme up to look like my existing SBI website?
This is entirely your choice. We will discuss themes with you when you place your order. If you have a theme in mind then we will use it. We will also be delighted to guide you on using a premium or free theme that will be suitable for the structure of your new WordPress website.
How do I move my SBI domain name to the new WordPress website?
This is easy to do and the process is simple. Inform SBI you will be migrating your site. To unlock your domain, go to the specific SBI page and enter your order number. SBI will then provide you with a domain authority code. Next, go to your new domain registrar and initiate a transfer request. Your new registrar will ask you to enter the domain authority code that SBI provided. You will not be required to go through this domain unlocking and transferring process until your content and pages have been transferred to the temporary WordPress site, and you have checked this. When everything is ready we will advise you to start the domain unlocking and transfer process.
I have a relatively small SBI website, so how long will it take to migrate to WordPress?
Every website is different. As such, it depends on the number of pages on your existing SBI site, as well as the type of content you have. Please contact us and we will be happy to review your site and provide a time estimate.
What about my content 2.0 pages? How can these be handled?
All of your C2 pages will have unique URL’s. To replicate your C2 invitation you can use a specific category in WordPress where external submissions can be posted. The categories that are created for your invitations can be linked from related pages on your WordPress site.
Can I check out previous client websites that you have migrated?
There are a number of testimonials on this page from satisfied clients that have used our SBI to WordPress migration service that we invite you to read. We have been working with SBI clients for many years and have provided them with a number of different services.
Please understand that some of our SBI to WordPress migration clients have asked us to keep their websites confidential, so we cannot provide you with details of these. We would respect your wish to do the same. However, we will be happy to show you some of the successful migrations that we achieved for clients where they have no objection to us doing this. Contact us for more details.
How do I know there will be no downtime?
There will be a temporary installation of WordPress on your new hosting and we will copy all of the pages and media from your SBI site to this. During this time your current SBI site remains live.
It will then be thoroughly tested by us and handed over to you for checking. Once you are satisfied with the temporary site we will then make arrangements to transfer the domain to the WordPress site.
We will change settings from within WordPress to make the site live and detectable by search engines. Using this method there is no downtime.
How can I be sure that I will not lose search engine rankings for my pages when they are moved to WordPress?
If you keep the same URL then your search engine rankings will not be affected. Pages on SBI sites use the .html extension and we can use a WordPress plug-in to keep the same extension if you want to do that. Posts and pages in WordPress do not use the .html extension as standard.
If you want to move to the WordPress extension then we will set up 301 redirects from the old pages with the .html extension. This process is recommended by Google and will maintain your rankings.
How do I know that you will seamlessly migrate my existing SBI site to WordPress without any errors?
We use a very thorough process with a number of checkpoints that ensure your temporary WordPress site will contain all of your content and perform perfectly. You will have the opportunity to check this for yourself before the new WordPress site is made live.