Since joining WDS, I’ve had the awesome opportunity to be a part of our internal migrations team and create scripts to help migrate sites for Microsoft to WordPress. It’s an ongoing joke about my joy for migrations because in my initial interview I expressed that I wasn’t too fond of them and plugins were my thing. Boy, was I in for a surprise, because I’ve been studying and writing migrations scripts for almost a year now. This post is born out of a year of challenges, growth, and my new found love and respect for the beast known as WordPress Migrations. Its purpose is to help those who may be entering this space for the first time or needing to refine their processes become more efficient (and make some more money) doing migrations. This is not an exhaustive list, but here are ten things that I learned migrating websites to WordPress: 1. Create a Migration Questionnaire When you accept the challenge of migrating a website, you automatically become the authority of content you don’t own and/or didn’t write, but your client will look to you to ensure that they’re not forgetting or missing anything in the process. On the surface, it may seem unfair, but consider that in most migrations,
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