How to Transfer Wix website to Self Hosted WordPress-: Are you looking to Migrate your Wix website to Self Hosted WordPress but do not know How to Do it? Do not worry I am here to help you. Keep reading this post. Wix is an awesome platform to build a website without coding. You can build a website with Wix using its website builder feature.
The downside with Wix to get an extra feature you have to pay for it. which increase the cost, it is better to migrate to self-hosted WordPress even at a lower cost and same feature. WordPress is user friendly and power more than 35% of internet website at the time of writing this post.
Before moving your Wix website to Self Hosted WordPress you must have hosting and a Domain name. Bluehost is one of the major leaders in WordPress hosting and officially recommended by WordPress community.
How to Transfer Wix website to Self Hosted WordPress-:
1. Installing WordPress Automatically on Bluehost-: (Method 1)
Step.1-: Visit Bluehost.com
Bluehost is a market leader in WordPress Hosting and officially recommended by WordPress Community. Bluehost hosting over 2 million websites. Bluehost offers services including shared hosting, WordPress Hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and WooCommerce hosting. Their servers are powered by PHP 7, HTTP/2, and NGINX+ caching.
Pick A Hosting Plan
I hope you have not Bluehost Hosting so first visit www.Bluehost.com to purchase hosting. You can make a hassle-free purchase of Hosting because Bluehost offers 30 days money back Guarantee. At starting stage Bluehost Shared Hosting is more than enough and later you can purchase managed or dedicated WordPress Hosting if you’re your website traffic increases.
Choose A Domain Name
With Bluehost, you have no need to buy Domain name separately. It offers a free domain name for one year if you purchase hosting.
Create Your Bluehost Account
Enter your all personal details to create your Bluehost account.
Launching Your WordPress Site with Bluehost
Once you have purchased Domain name and Hosting WordPress will be installed automatically.
2.Installing WordPress Manually on Bluehost: (Method 2)
Step.1-: Login to your Bluehost Hosting Dashboard
If any thing happens wrong with Automattic WordPress Installation you can install WordPress Manually or if you have already a domain name from other registrar.
Step.1-: Click on Marketplace
Go to Marketplace here you will get option to add a Website, As Shown in Below image.
Step.3-: Click on Add Website
Add you website credential and install WordPress
3.Import your Wix blog posts via RSS
Wix is a very closed platform it does not flexible like Blogger and WordPress.com to migrate your blog to self-hosted WordPress.If you don’t have a custom domain with Wix, then you can find your RSS feed at
username.wixsite.com/blogname/blog-feed.xml, where “username” is your Wix username and “blog name” is the name of your blog.
If you have a custom domain such as
www.yourwixblog.com, then you can find your RSS feed at
www.yourwixblog.com/blog-feed.xml.After navigating to the proper URL, you should see a page full of code. Go ahead and right-click anywhere on the page and click Save As to save the file in your computer.
Now that you have your RSS file, you can log in to your WordPress dashboard and click on Tools » Import. Next, click the Install Now link under the RSS heading.
After installation import the XML file of Wix, You will see all your post with no image because you post image still hosted on Wix. To fix this you have to install the Auto Upload image plugin.
This Plugin this plugin search for image URLs which exists in the post and automatically upload and import external images to the WordPress upload directory and add images to the media library and then replace new image URLs with old URLs.
After installing and activating the plugin, you’ll need to re-save each post that contains images, and the plugin will import images inside it. for this select all post and select edit and apply, WordPress will update all your post.
Conclusion-: Wix is an Awesome Platform to Create a Website without coding. The downside of Wix is it a very closed type of platform and very costly. In fact, WordPress is an open type of CMS platform and very Cheaper than Wix and provide better functionality and control than Wix.
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