HTML To WordPress CMS: Step by step migration guide

If you own a website which runs on the WordPress CMS software, it’s almost a matter of time before you will start moving the posts you have created to another place. There are lots of reasons behind migrating WordPress data. If you have moved your site to the new hosting solution, it is given that you would be soon making that move.

After some time, there are chances that your site might fall behind in updates or might be overloaded with plugins to the point that you have to clean it up and start over everything again. It will be good if you keep yourself familiar with PSD to Wordpress conversion ahead of time so you’re not in a jam trying to learn it when you really need to pull it off. Here are the key points you need to keep in mind.

Before Starting

There are several ways to export your data from the WordPress. Moreover, there are also different low-level approaches using the MySQL database. There’s a simpler approach as well which can be initiated from the main admin panel of WordPress. It will be good if you opt for the latter method which is simpler one.

Exporting the Information from the Admin

When you will log into the WordPress admin panel, you will come across the list of features on the left-hand side of the screen. There will be an option named “Tools”, click on it and it will display a whole bunch of items marked “Import” & “Export”. Both are necessary but for now, let’s completely focus on the export side of the Wordpress web development process. After clicking on “Export,” you will see a whole list of drop-down boxes that allow you to select the various types of information you’d like to export.

Importing the Information

Most probably, at this point, you will be having a different WP installation where you would like the data to now reside. Just log into the WP’s admin panel and locate the “Export” option that you saw earlier during the import process. Click on it, you will get a list of different import options and one will be labelled “WordPress”, and it’s typically situated at the bottom of the list.

Once you are through with all the prep work, the whole migration process becomes much simpler. All you need to do is to click on the import link and then you have to select the XML file which you wish to upload from the folder where you have previously saved it on your computer or laptop. After that, you have to click on the “Upload and Import File” button and the whole process will be initiated.


There are various ways to install the WordPress, especially at the LAMP stack level, this process should not be taken lightly unless you are your professional who has experience of handling numerous projects. There are chances that you might face several hiccups along the way, so it’s important to make sure that you have some ability to retreat back to your original installation if anything goes wrong during this process.