Migrate Business Catalyst to WordPress
As Adobe has announced to discontinue its product Business Catalyst from March 26th, 2021, you might be looking to migrate your Business Catalyst website to WordPress.
At WP Creative, our expert team can assist you to migrate your BC website to WordPress using the existing design or making a custom-designed website with a cost-effective solution.
If you are not sure how the migration process works, don’t worry. We will guide you through a detailed process for migration to WordPress.
BC to WP Migration Process:
Send your URLs:
The first step of the migrating process requires you to send us the URLs of your Business Catalyst website. We will analyse and plan the functionality needed for the development of the new website on WordPress.
If you could also send us details about the website functionality and feature, that would help us to see the bigger picture.
Get a Quote:
After analysing the website and planning out the development plan, we will give you a fixed fee for the migration. The charges are based on the complexity of the design, a total number of unique design templates and the specifications of the functionality.
Once you sign off on the cost, we will prepare a detailed timeline of the project with a sprint breakdown.
Website features and functionalities
Most of the website styles have to be rebuilt, albeit some CSS codes are reusable. We can organise the design based on the content you have on the existing website.
It is an excellent chance to revamp your website look and give it refreshing vibes if your existing website is dated. We aim to meet all your unique needs and carefully create custom nuanced designs that stand out for your brand.
All your blog posts can easily migrate to WordPress through the RSS feed. WordPress is great for blogging, as it has a variety of themes, designs, plugins, and tools to help you improve the look of the website.
If you have any existing functionality on the website like shopping cart, CRM integrations, booking etc, we need to know in detail how it has been built and how you are using it. It is not possible to migrate that functionality straight away to WordPress. It has to be built from scratch or use a plugin suitable for the requirements.
Page, Landing Page Designs
The pages have to be rebuilt during the migration process. It is an opportunity to improve the layout of the pages and check the links. So if you want customized designs and layout, send us your material and we will contrive it accordingly. If your pages do not require any changes and then they can be recreated easily and quickly.
EDM or CRM Integrations
Unlike the Adobe Business Catalyst, WordPress does not have special email marketing abilities. WordPress can send emails for marketing, however, we suggest exporting the mailing list to the third party EDM provider such as MailChimp. We are happy to help you with this process to make things clear.
Woocommerce is one of the best e-commerce platforms for websites. All the products can be imported from Adobe Business Catalyst, including customer data via several plugins which will allow you to initiate this process. The design needs to be done from scratch and the workflow might be different. If you have an online shop on your website, let’s discuss and plan out the migration.
Go live process
After getting the site approved by our internal quality controllers, it will be sent to you for a review. The accessibility of the website is checked on different browsers and devices. After the final round of testing and your approval, we deploy the website to the live server. We also follow an industry-standard checklist for the security, speed and SEO.
The development time for the custom build website depends on the size and nature of the website. Generally, it takes around 4-6 weeks to build, test and go live for a brochure website. For an e-commerce website, the turn around time will be 6-8 weeks.
Why Choose WP Creative?
- Project Management
We assign you a dedicated project manager from the first step of the process so it makes easier for you to communicate your ideas and get the website done as quickly as possible.
- World-Class Development
As we work with some of Sydney’s top digital agencies to build backend for their clients, we have learned and adopted a world-class development process. We always work follow the latest technologies to build a highly secured and optimised website for you.
- Agile Development Process
Our dev process is agile. We always breakdown a project into sprints and deliver at different stages so you don’t get any nasty surprises at the end.
- SEO Friendly Build
WordPress is popular for SEO friendly website which makes it easier to rank your websites on Search Engines. And we follow all the industry-standard process to make your website SEO friendly.
At WP Creative, we make sure that the websites are Google friendly to increase the leads and grow for your business.
- Partnership Model
We believe in a partnership model than one-off work. That means we love to support your business ongoing to help you grow. We also offer Website Care plans to maintain and upgrade the website moving forward.
How to get started?
When it comes to migrating Business Catalyst to WordPress, things might get a bit tricky. It is not possible to copy-paste the entire Business Catalyst site to WordPress with just a click.
Every part of the website built on Adobe Business Catalyst needs to be migrated carefully. Our experts can assist you to make the transition easier and launch your new website successfully.
Please feel free to contact us for a free consultation now!