You’ve been using Magento for a while now and you have battled the dragon on many occasions. It’s not the easiest system to work with and customising your online shop has kept you up for hours. Also, Magento has many, many features. But most you do not need.
So, you heard all the rumours about WordPress. That it’s easy to learn and use, even with little technical experience. In this article we’ll explain how to easily migrate your Magento store to a WordPress eCommerce solution.
To begin, you need a WordPress website. If you already have one you can add the store to it. Perform a complete backup of your existing WordPress site before running the migration.
The WooCommerce Plugin
To run an online store on a WordPress website you need the WooCommerce plugin. It’s the best and most extensible eCommerce plugin for WordPress with the most extensive gateways integrations.
After installing the plugin you need to select a WooCommerce theme that fits your product. You can use the free Storefront theme, which is built by WooCommerce itself. Or, you can select a premium best seller theme made for WooCommerce.
It is best you have your theme sorted before you start tranferring the Magento products to your WooCommerce store.
Because some themes may have different individual pages layouts, with possibly custom fields holding some kind of information. When you know your target database structure, you can get the migration service to fit your Magento data to it as much as possible.
Transferring Magento products
The last step is using a reliable migration service like Cart2Cart. Their service will help you to transfer any Magento products, customers and orders, to a format that WooCommerce understands.
They bill per number of products, number of customers, number of orders transferred. The least you pay is $69 for up to 1000 products, 500 customers and 500 orders. This fits a medium sized store.
That’s it! Your WooCommerce store is up and running. You transformed your WordPress website into a full-fletched eCommerce store. You can wave Magento bye bye.