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is it possible to move a wix site to a regular site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by turdface, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    What is a "regular site" to you? You can always design a similar website and then copy and paste the data over if the site isn't too big.
     
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    I bought a company that sold its' products on a Wix site and had a guy remake the site for me using a similar looking WP theme just like @Zwielicht is suggesting.

    I don't think there is an automated process available as I looked pretty hard back when I got the site.
     
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    Yea I have dealt with a few Wix sites. The coding they use is not easy to work with. In fact last time I checked I am sure that the page structure is generated through javascript or something so when you look in the source code for the site you cant see anything that makes any sense.

    I agree with @BassTrackerBoats and @Zwielicht that the best option is manually copying out the content and then either getting someone like @yachi to design it for you in wordpress to look exactly the same OR just pick a similar looking theme.

    And I know this isnt useful info, but for everyone else, this is why I always suggest to clients that they avoid sites like wix because once you start building something with them its so hard to migrate away.
     
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    Hire a pro to do it for you. You can find several here on the Hire a Freelancer section.
     
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    it's really easy to remove ads and display on own domain, the problem is bandwidth on free wix is very low and you end up having to upgrade.
     
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    Looks like Wix really does not you to export your site elsewhere, on their export help page, they say they do not support exporting your site to other platforms.
     
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    i would do manual copy-past.
    in that case you can filter bad content, fix some issues (you will find it 100%)
     
  10. turdface

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    I'm wanting to move it to a site with hosting and stuff that lets me upload stuff myself and not be limited to their bizarre limitations.
     
  11. Zwielicht

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    So basically anything that's not Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace.

    Have you considered started a self-hosted Wordpress site?
     
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    You could use staging to make sure the site isn't down for the traffic coming in. I'd just rebuild it using WordPress and pick a similar looking
    theme. That way returning customers don't get too lost in the whole ordeal. Those easy site builders just don't have the freedom a custom
    site with real hosting offers. They just pull in naive business owners.