How to Migrate from
SMF to WordPress

by CMS2CMS Team
October, 2013

www.cms2cms.com
How to Switch from SMF to WordPress?

Automated Migration Service

www.cms2cms.com
How to Prepare for Migration?
1. Back up your SMF website
2. Install WordPress
3. Set up custom URL structure for WP
4. Fi...
Migration Setup
Step 1. Create your account
Visit www.cms2cms.com
Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or...
Migration Setup
Step 2. Set up your Source and Target sites
1. Select your
Current and
New CMS
types
2. Type in the
URLs o...
Migration Setup
Step 3. Connect your WordPress website
1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC
2. Extract 'cms2cms' folde...
Migration Setup
Step 3. Connect your WordPress Site

o
o

Connect to your WordPress website via FTP
Copy extracted 'cms2cm...
Migration Setup
Step 3. Connect your Sites
Go back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connection
to your Sites"

www.cm...
Migration Setup
Step 4. Select Migration preferences
Check the boxes to
activate the following
migration options:
•

Migra...
Migration Setup
Step 4. Start Demo Migration
You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to
run the free Demo...
Migration Setup
Step 5. Start Full Migration
Only one mouse click
separates you from the new
WordPress site.
After you cli...
Go ahead and start the new life of your
website!

www.cms2cms.com

Migrate your site now - it's never been easier!
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How to Migrate from SMF to WordPress

  1. 1. How to Migrate from SMF to WordPress by CMS2CMS Team October, 2013 www.cms2cms.com
  2. 2. How to Switch from SMF to WordPress? Automated Migration Service www.cms2cms.com
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Migration? 1. Back up your SMF website 2. Install WordPress 3. Set up custom URL structure for WP 4. Find FTP access details for WordPress. Find more info in this article www.cms2cms.com
  4. 4. Migration Setup Step 1. Create your account Visit www.cms2cms.com Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or Google www.cms2cms.com
  5. 5. Migration Setup Step 2. Set up your Source and Target sites 1. Select your Current and New CMS types 2. Type in the URLs of your SMF and WordPress websites www.cms2cms.com
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your WordPress website 1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC 2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip www.cms2cms.com
  7. 7. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your WordPress Site o o Connect to your WordPress website via FTP Copy extracted 'cms2cms' folder and paste it to WordPress root directory. Note. Root directory is the top folder with index.php file Find more info here or watch the video tutorial. www.cms2cms.com
  8. 8. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites Go back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connection to your Sites" www.cms2cms.com
  9. 9. Migration Setup Step 4. Select Migration preferences Check the boxes to activate the following migration options: • Migrate image • Make URLs SEO friendly • Get design suggestion • Clear Test Data from the New CMS www.cms2cms.com
  10. 10. Migration Setup Step 4. Start Demo Migration You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to run the free Demo Migration to see how the service works. Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right away. www.cms2cms.com
  11. 11. Migration Setup Step 5. Start Full Migration Only one mouse click separates you from the new WordPress site. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your SMF website content will be moved to WordPress. You'll receive an email notification as soon as the transfer is complete. You'll be able to check the results and enjoy your new WordPress website! www.cms2cms.com
  12. 12. Go ahead and start the new life of your website! www.cms2cms.com Migrate your site now - it's never been easier!
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