Migrate-WooCommerce-Store

BlogVault is a platform where you can perform all your tasks regarding the overall WordPress management, whether it is basic or complicated. In addition to it, ‘Migration’ is a term which has been made easier in the tool, just for your sake.

Well, everybody knows that WooCommerce is an open source WordPress plugin, but here I will let you know way more just than this. The term ‘Migration of WooCommerce store’ is very much popular, and tedious-thinked among the people.

There are many ways you can perform this action, what matters is that, what is the simplest way to manage the same? And according to me, I would take the best name that can help you out in this matter, and that’s BlogVault. You can use Blogvault to migrate your WooCommerce store. How it will be done? Will be answered in the Blog below –

How BlogVault can help you to Migrate WooCommerce store?

You can understand this by knowing the features of BlogVault in relation to migration :-

  1. It offers One-Click WordPress migration

BlogVault gives you the offer of performing a one-click wordpress migration. You decide whether you want to migrate only files or only tables, the type of files you will migrate, you should take care of its size and type, because during the migration process, it do matters.

  1. Technology to Backup Large sites Easily

BlogVault offers you highly technified approach of performing migration task without any issues. The large sites are always a matter in terms of performing the same. People spend lot of money in order to get the best migration performance, but now you need not to get worried regarding the same. You can easily perform the migration of large WooCommerce sites by using BlogVault, and not only WooCommerce, but any site.

  1. It Allows you to Rewrite URLs

While you will perform migrations in any WooCommerce or other site, the URL play an important role. It matters in all the pages and posts. All URLs in the pages and posts are automatically rewritten by the tool, as the change of the URL only isn’t important. But every page, post, and links in those pages should be changed as well. Also moving of the site to a new URL  is not enough to change the website URL, so you can use BlogVault to do it.

  1. Allows Zero DownTime migration

Zero DownTime migration is a process which lets you to migrate the down sites. So now you can also migrate the down sites as per your requirement. BlogVault lets you enter the IP address of your new server so you can migrate a site even when the URL doesn’t point to the destination. You will be able to migrate the site even if it is down. And with BlogVault, there will be no problem with it.  

  1. Additional

Apart from this basic tasks, blogvault also allows you to track the progress of the site by offering live tracking window. It is compatible with all the web hosts, as Blogvault is independent of all the web hosts. You are able to migrate from any web host to any web host using it.

Plus note – Problems you can face in terms of Migration

Here I will tell you about the different problems you may face by opting any ordinary plugin for Migrating WooCommerce site.  

Problems of migrating links – This is the biggest problem in terms of migrating the site. Full site may not migrate the links or media on the site may not work properly. So there must be protection from these site threats.

Problem in terms of large site – Everybody knows that migrating the large sites is harder, than the small, normal sites. Migrating the large sites can add to usual issues. The biggest problem is of the servers, as they can time out, as a result other tools may be unable to complete the migration.

Problem of Site Breakage – As the site changes are stored in files and folders both, there can be chances of site breaking after making changes to it. Actually during the site’s migration, many things has to be performed simultaneously, so if it will not be done correct, there can be problem regarding site’s migration, or your site may not work after migration.

WooCommerce is one of the most powerful ecommerce solutions with over 2.1 million active sites. It is one of the most popular platforms used by the online shops. Migrating a WooCommerce site isn’t any easy task, so need of a really good plugin is a must for it.

You need to login with the username and the password, then after you can start your migration tasks. As soon as you will click on the migration button, your process will be started, and you will get the notifications as soon as your migration will be completed.

This is to note that the migration time totally depends on the site’s size. The larger will be the site, the more time migration will take. But with Blogvault, you can be assured of this, that you won’t waste your precious time.

Regarding the use of BlogVault, though it’s not hard, but I would like to suggest to properly know first about the working of the plugin, and then only opt for the migrating task. With BlogVault, you will face no problem in migrating the site, and the process will also run in a smooth manner.

Site Migration isn’t any normal thing, you need to have many tasks to perform in a row. As this tedious task needs to be simplified, with plugins like BlogVault, there has arisen the chances for the same. So you should only choose the plugins that could provide you the best facilities in terms of migration, and you have to add much lesser effort as well.

So here was my article describing about WooCommerce site migration and BlogVault helpfulness in migrating it. Now the choice is yours!

Thanks for reading my article, I hope you have liked it!  

 

WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world. With WordPress powering 26% of the world’s websites it’s also one of the most preferred ways to publish content. What makes it so popular?

While there may not be a perfect CMS  (Content Management System), WordPress comes pretty close currently to being the best one. At least it is the most popular one by far. Search trends on Google show that there is considerable daylight between WordPress & other CMSes out there. This is, at least, to say that WordPress generates more interest than other platforms.

 

WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world.
WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world.

The popularity of WordPress represented by search trends is reflected in the usage rates of the CMS, with WordPress being used nearly ten times as much as its closest competitor, Joomla. While WordPress tops at 26.7% of websites using the platform, Joomla is used by about 2.8% of websites. This difference in usage rates only becomes more stark when you take a look at the market share of the CMS. WordPress has nearly 60% of the market share.

While the WordPress community across the world was growing, and more and more people were building WordPress sites for varied purposes, only the recent release of statistics has managed to shine a light on how big the CMS has actually become. About 26% of websites in the world are said to be powered by WordPress.

This number is said to grow to 30% in a few years as WordPress is not just the most popular content publishing option on the web, it is also the fastest growing  CMS. It is simply the most popular option for building websites. With this, the mission of “democratizing publishing” as Matt Mullenweg phrased it, seems to have been realized. However, this realization only seems to be the beginning of something bigger.

Here are some reasons as to not only why WordPress is big now but also why it is expected to continue to grow.

WordPress is Open-source

WordPress is an open-source CMS and will remain so in the future as well. With WordPress being open-source, a private company cannot decide to delete your content on their own, regardless of reason. This means that you’re unlikely to lose your content when you publish it using WordPress, such as in the case of Dennis Cooper’s blog on Blogger.

This means that WordPress is not only the most viable option economically, it gives you (the user) complete ownership over your content and and puts the power of publishing squarely in your hands.

WordPress In Your Language – Inclusive

WordPress communities have actively participated in translating the CMS into various languages. Currently according to WordPress.org, WordPress has been completely translated into more than 60 languages. Despite the fact that over 70% of WordPress sites are in English, translation makes the WordPress mission of democratising publishing a real possibility as websites and blogs can be produced in many, many languages and the platform instantly becomes relevant to a truly global audience.

Customizable

Although WordPress was largely seen as a blogging platform for long, it has been used to create  all types of websites. For this to happen not only is it important to have power over content but also the form in which it is published. WordPress was built to be fully customizable, and being an Open Source project, it welcomed contributions– core, plugins and themes, that made it flexible to suit different needs. This is one of the key reasons why the platform has become popular. Therefore, it’s perfect for beginners who want to start a blog on their own.

The showcase section of WordPress.org is proof of how effective WordPress has been for various purposes along with being a good blogging platform. You can refer to this resource to start your own blog.

WordPress Plugins & Themes – There is a plugin for that!

Themes help enhance the design and functionality of WordPress sites (header:image+text, body:video, sidebar:archive, footer:about company). They provide different templates. Plugins help customize these templates to add more functionality (to make header a carousel, to help site load faster), widgets usually help only appearance (eg: to add footer, sidebar to site).

Plugins and themes are what make it possible to employ WordPress is for building website for various purposes. This is also why there are so many contributors to plugins and themes. While many contributors are professionals, or companies, there is also a large community of amateurs and hobbyists working to make WordPress conducive for every need.

WordPress Plugins & Themes

Plugins

  • Plugin Repository -47, 211 Plugins
  • Downloads – 1,432,006, 605

Themes

  • Spoilt for choice
    • Thousands of free themes on WordPress.org
    • 85 commercially supported GPL themes
  • Themes for every purpose
  • Themes changed – In August 2016 – Nearly 2 million times

The interest in WordPress and growing repository of plugins and themes has also encouraged many third-party companies and developers to produce premium themes, plugins and services professionally.

Social Media

The power wielded by social media platforms is huge. One only needs to take a look at the number of users on social media platforms and their importance becomes clear; particularly for large businesses looking to find a portal to engage their target audience. There are more than a billion users on Facebook alone. Combine this with the growing importance of Twitter as a promotional and engaging platform for large business, and you realise why the ability to embed these posts in your WordPress is such a big deal. As this article on Business 2 Community mentions, “Twitter is the place to engage with companies: While just 20 of the of Fortune 500 companies actually engage with their customers on Facebook, 83% have a presence on Twitter— as do 76% of the NASDAQ 100, 100% of Dow Jones companies, and 92% of the S&P 500.”

Being able to provide an experience for users to engage with authoritative long form content & instantly share it with their connections in bite size form to start a conversation all on a single platform can be a powerful tool for businesses.

While WP gives users control over content it also understands that the real power of content is amplified through connections, which is what social media platforms are all about.

Embedded in WordPress

  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr
  • Vimeo
  • Photobucket
  • PollDaddy
  • SoundCloud
  • Gigya
  • Google Maps
  • Slideshare
  • Dailymotion

WordPress Is A Rising Star

As more people use a platform, chances are that its following will increase because their interest has been roused. If so many people are choosing WordPress then there must be use value from the CMS. The continued growth of the CMS however can be attributed to the initial inklings that pushed them to use WordPress proving true. The scary or exciting part is that all the points that make WordPress useful are only growing bigger and stronger market-wise. We have seen this in the growth of the WordPress market.

People who contribute to the CMS:

  • Freelancers
  • Professional
  • Amateurs & Hobbyists

All contribute to the WordPress community and make it richer. There are also many areas for contributions with:

  • Theme designs
  • Website design
  • Building plugins
  • Content management

“WordPress Hacked!”: Strengths As Weakness

All this interest will definitely attract some unwanted attention too. It is already a concern for many that the top Google search suggestions for– “Is WordPress…” are “Is WordPress free”, or “Is WordPress secure”. The popularity of WordPress makes it a target for hackers or at least is perceived to do so. When a platform runs more than a quarter of all websites, the payoffs from being able to hack it will also be big.

All of these points make WP websites an attractive option for hackers. It is inevitable isn’t it  when a platform offers so many opportunities and is so popular that it will attract the those who are nefarious.

However, this perception of the most popular CMS, also being the most insecure one is simply not true. WordPress Core has been very secure, and more and more spotlight is being shone on hardening and securing WordPress sites than ever before. The growing market share and popularity has brought about the challenge of scale. It has converted WordPress’ most cherished tools– plugins and themes into double edged swords; if only in part. This is because most of the vulnerabilities exploited in the last few years have come from issues dealing with plugins and themes or WordPress site maintenance issues. Scale and an unregulated, fast-growing market have contributed to the many strengths and weaknesses of WordPress.

This is not mentioned as a warning sign but for the sake of spreading information. Awareness of pain points can lead to resolving or managing them more efficiently. WordPress is a community driven project & is based on informed users taking action.

You too can take some steps to put in place best practices for your website and not make it easy for hackers. Chances are that all it takes to protect you site is to make it a little bit harder for hackers, but it is interesting to see how many people miss out on the easy steps.

With all these points considered there is no doubt that WordPress is here to stay; and if anything, it will only grow bigger in the coming years. Being part of its community and this open source project may seem like a double edged sword for some, but if you stay informed and put in basic best practices in place then you will not only be safe with your WordPress site, but happy as well.