Request specific Steps for Website Migration to WordPress through Godaddy

Xuan Tran
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Hello there, I'm an IT Project Manager, that provides support for a web developer group of five persons at my company in Los Angeles, CA.

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Our client has this request -

I am currently using Godaddy to host my website www.performancesearch.net and am using their website templates

Migrate my website to Wordpress through godaddy - I just purchased the domain www.searchpartners.org through godaddy. I also want to switch my email to an @searchpartners.org email address.

I am currently using Godaddy to host my website www.performancesearch.net and am using their website templates.

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--> I'd greatly appreciate a experts-exchange Tech Expert to provide in simple steps, 4-6 steps, how to solve this tech problem for our client.

Please note: Since it's weekend - the web developer team aren't in office, and the client requests I answer his technical question right now.

Please provide Tech Guidance, it'd greatly appreciated!
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ste5anSenior Developer
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1) First of all: Clarify what "hosting" exactly means in this context.
2) But in the end it is a web design task. If "migration" is really the goal, then you need to create a WordPress theme from the existing web site design.
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What ste5an means by "Clarify what "hosting" exactly means in this context" is that hosting (HTTP) has nothing to do with email (SMTP/IMAP/POP)...

So your question is confusing.

For changing over an email system, first off, don't use GoDaddy email. GoDaddy is great for registering domains + their HTTP + SMTP facilities use super old software + then to be glitchy at best + completely broken/down at worst.

Use a Mailbox Provider like Google (GSuite), so you'll just setup your DNS MX record for your domain to point to GSuite + read your mail in the normal Gmail reader.

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Thank You much Guys - ste5an and David Favor.

I really appreciate your response.

You guys are exactly right! I spoke to my web developer team guys, this morning - They said exactly what you said... the UX/UI won't change, and we just need the details of the client's new hosting provider Godaddy to make the migration of his website.

--> I greatly Appreciate This Community of Tech Specialists for helping this IT project manager provide better support to her web developer team and their clients

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I put a comment to this Forum Question, to thank you both. This is what I wrote:

Thank You much guys - ste5an and David Favor.

I really appreciate your response.

You guys are exactly right! I spoke to my web developer team guys, this morning - They said exactly what you said... the UX/UI won't change, and we just need the details of the client's new hosting provider Godaddy to make the migration of his website.

--> I greatly Appreciate This Community of Tech Specialists for helping this IT project manager provide better support to her web developer team and their clients

Sincerely appreciate it,
Xuan

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