Conversion to ClassicPress
The DIY conversion process
Switch your WordPress site to ClassicPress
Migrating your WordPress website to ClassicPress is easy and only takes a few minutes. Follow the simple steps below to get started:
Step 1: Download our migration plugin
To download the plugin, go to the release page on GitHub and then click on
switch-to-classicpress.zip under “Assets”. You don’t need to unzip it.
Step 2: Add the plugin to your WordPress installation
- Login to your existing website and navigate to Plugins > Add Plugin
- Press the Upload Plugin button at the top of the page
- Browse to the file you downloaded on your computer and select the file
- Press Install Now
- Press Activate Plugin (activating the plugin will not switch your website – you’re in full control over when the switch will happen)
Step 3: Go to the ClassicPress migration screen
Once activated a new menu item will appear under your Tools menu. Hover over Tools and then press Switch to ClassicPress (clicking this link will not switch your website – you’re in full control over when the switch will happen)
Step 4: Run the migration
Important: the migration can take up to 60 seconds – please don’t refresh your browser screen.Press the Switch this website to ClassicPress now button and wait for the installation to complete.
Let us helpIf you are concerned about the changes to WordPress, we carry about a conversion from your version of WordPress to ClassicPress. Contact us today.
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