which doesn't make it easy to export your data and move your site but in this video I'll break down how to get it done since you're moving off of Wix you do need to purchase hosting for your website I'll leave some links in the description that cover various hosting options so you can choose what works best for you and your budget since your website is still live on Wix at this point you will need to set up a temporary domain to use for your WordPress site as you get things prepped many hosts will provide you domain registration free of charge and even temporary subdomains to use now it's time to install WordPress on your temporary domain if you want with a wordpress host this will be done automatically otherwise most hosts actually offer a one-click installation or if you want to do it manually you can do that too I'll leave a link to various guides in the description once that's installed you're now ready to begin the conversion process let's talk about your first option which is manual migration migrating your site from Wix to WordPress can be as simple as manually copying content from the Wix site and pasting it into the WordPress site if your site is small then well this is definitely the way to go the best advice we can offer if you choose this route is to create the pages and posts you need in advance you can use a plugin like mass pages slash post creator to automate the page creation and now for the tedious step of this process for each page on your website you'll need to manually copy and paste it onto a new page let's be honest though if you have a lot of content then this will take forever so instead let's take a look at how you can automate parts of the process to make it easier and faster the first step is to get your Wix RSS feed to do so go to your Wix site click the Add button go to blog scroll down and find an RSS button and drag it anywhere on your page now if you view it and click this RSS button you'll see here your RSS feed now you want to take this XML document and save it on your computer once you have that saved you can go to your WordPress admin area go to tools and go to import you'll see an option for RSS and just go ahead and install once that's installed run the importer choose the file now this works well for converting posts but what about pages like this about page well unfortunately Wix does not allow you to export your pages so for this step you'll have to stick with manual conversion but this time instead of manually saving and re uploading images you can actually use the plug-in import external images looks at the HTML source code and copies the image files to your new website if both options are too much work for you then there are several sites and services offering to do Wix – WordPress conversions like CMS – CMS they provide a wordpress plugin to assist with transferring Wix site content to WordPress once activated you will need to create an account after signing up insert your Wix website URL it will now migrate ten pages of content with any images or other related items if you're happy with the results you can proceed with the actual migration if you want a hands-off experience you can pay for one of the premium full-service packages which start at $2.99 since you can't use your Wix template you'll need to select a wordpress theme there are thousands of free themes available in the WordPress directory and we'll leave some links to various resources for free and premium themes in the description if you prefer a pH builder theme then look no further than our very own Divi we release multiple free layout packs every month that are available right within the builder if you had any functional areas of your Wix site like a contact form then now is the time to recreate them check out the plug-in directory to make your life a lot easier at this point your site should be nearly or completely converted make sure you test it thoroughly and to do that you can use the broken link checker plug-in to check for those you may have missed in your conversion once you are satisfied that the conversion is complete it is time to switch over the domain if you purchase your domain from Wix then sign in to your account find the my domains link click the domain go to the Advanced tab click transfer and send the code to your email once you get it you'll need to provide that to your new host to prove that you are the owner once the transfer is complete WordPress can be set to use the domain instead of the temporary one you set up in the beginning you'll need to go to Settings General and change the wordpress address and the site address you could also use a plugin like velvet blues update URLs to help with updating links in your content as we wrap up it's obvious that Wix does not make moving from their platform to WordPress easy or Pleasant however it's not impossible to be hard and now with this video you have multiple options to do just that if this video helped you then be sure 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