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  • Hey all,

    I’ve recently become one of the admins of a Squarespace site, and we’re thinking of migrating to WordPress. Knowing next-to-nothing about this process, I’m hoping you can clear up some things for me, a newb!

    1. Say our URL is url.com (for example). Will the URL stay the same after migration?
    2. We’ve email accounts linked to the site (e.g. admin@url.com) – will these be affected?

    I’d really appreciate a clear, thorough answer for this! And would anyone recommend a step-by-step guide for migration?

    Thanks very much! 🙂

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  • Follow-up question!

    3. Is WordPress installed over/replaces Squarespace?

    @dragonsjaw: Thanks for posting, but that doesn’t really help. Obviously I did some Googling (I’m not the type of person who doesn’t Google first!), but I can’t find a definite, simple answers to the above.

    Sorry about that, one never knows how much research someone has done. The first and third link on that search show step by step instructions, but maybe not as detailed as you would like. Good luck with this.

    And because I don’t know what you do know I hope this isn’t redundant, but isn’t Squarespace an online make it yourself hosted solution?

    If so, did you buy your domain name from them? Do you have access to the domain name to use with other hosting providers?
    If so at some point in the process you will need to change the name servers to your new hosting plan.

    You will need to have that (your domain name) and a hosting account.
    You will then need to install WordPress on your hosting account.
    And set it up with what ever theme you find.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

    The links about backing up your SqSpace and importing should be helpful.

    So :1. Say our URL is url.com (for example). Will the URL stay the same after migration?

    If you own the url and have access to it beyond SQSP — yes

    2. We’ve email accounts linked to the site (e.g. admin@url.com) – will these be affected?

    Depending on how they are set up, you should be able to forward mail to a new account // and you can set up multiple email accounts on most hosting plans (again depending upon what you buy)

    3. Is WordPress installed over/replaces Squarespace?

    No

    hth

    I recently had to do something similar for a friend, I wrote a small post on how I converted squarespace to wordpress (with images);

    Import Squarespace to WordPress

    Hope it helps a little.

    Here’s a good step-by-step article to get the migration done:

    Migrating Blog Content and Assets from SquareSpace to WordPress

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