Migration of Website to WordPress – Part 1
Easy Solution for Website Maintenance
The website maintenance is a big challenge considering the changes / updates those need to be incorporated from time to time. Many MSME want to update website to events, product or service update etc. But the challenge remains about skill requirement and timeline. Everybody want the things should move fast in digital world. The major bottleneck remains with small Organizations where they cannot afford to keep full time employee or support contract to update the websites. This challenge has few ramifications options which are explained here as suggestions.
The website developed and maintained through conventional programming language like HTML, ASP, JSP, PHP etc. can be migrated to WordPress (An online, open source website creation tool written in PHP). The migration to WordPress makes operation and maintenance of the website very easy and simple because these are template based. The website can be easily maintained by non-technical staffs by simply going through some basic training process.
Migration from conventional website to WordPress
This ease of maintenance and saving in development effort and time makes WordPress very popular among many entrepreneurs looking to reduce their IT overhead costs. For more detail about WordPress, please visit WordPress .
Factors influencing to Migrate to WordPress
Some indicative statistics are provided below on effort and time required for installation of additional features. The plugins play a critical role in minimising the effort for adding new features. Readily available 500+ themes and 56000+ plugins makes the process very easy and simple in WordPress. All themes and Plugins with basic features are free of cost which makes it very attractive. There are themes and plugins available on commercial basis to meet little complex and advance requirements.
Migration to WordPress based on Business priority
Migration to WordPress is carried out in multiple stages based on the priority of business requirement. The easiest method is to identify the below categories of requirements and evaluate each requirement to arrive at the execution sequence. The sequencing of activities is based on business criteria.
- Basic Requirement
- Advance Requirement
- SEO Requirement
Each of the above area is explained in detail and indicates which functionality should be considered in each phase / category. However it will differ to some degree from one to another Organisation / Individual.
Basic requirement in Website
This will involve the basic features such as the main menu and sub-menu, text, image, audio and video file for each menu and sub-menu. This requirement drives decision on installation of select plugins in the first phase. These requirements help to provide basic features of the website and facilitate to gather initial feedback from the website's visitor.
WordPress Plugin Summary Basic
|Features / Functions||Detail of features / functions||Plugin Vendor||Basic set up time in Hrs|
|Anti-spam||Prevent spam on the site||Akismet Anti-spam||1|
|Contact Us||This will accept user name, email, message and send mail to support team||Ninja Forms||1|
|Create Tables||Tables can be used in Pages or Posts||TablePress||1|
|Download Monitor||This will upload and monitor download contents. And send email with link and display inline link||Download Monitor|
Email Before Download
Contact form 7
|Email Integration||For receiving mail from contact us, subscribers, downloads and other interfaces||WP SMTP Email||1|
|File Upload||Uploading Media / files||WordPress Upload||1|
|Multi-language Support||Translate to different languages||Google Website Translator||1|
|Sharing Page on Social Media||Share Page / Posts on social media||Social Media Share Buttons||1|
|User Registration||User Registration and Login||Easy Registration form||1|
|WordPress Editor||Editing Page / Post Contents||Beaver Builder Booster,|
Beaver Page Builder
To learn more about Migration requirement on Advance Requirements, please check here.