Hired by a fellow SEO in the industry to export data from a custom content management system to WordPress, keeping the look, the layout and all functionality. Ran into struggles in getting managed downloads with email gateways, job postings, application pages, product pages and a directory of distributors complete with email contact forms that would CC the company and the distributor. All was accomplished with the Avada Theme and the purchase of plugins that helped with functionality.
Before the site had all the functionality the client needed, but asking for changes and updates were time consuming and difficult.
The look and functionality of the website is the same, but now the client has the ability to edit on their own and updates for SEO and other changes can be made quickly.
The content for the old site was accessed through a content management system and exported to multiple csv files. Download files for the client were accessed by manually downloading individually and then uploading to WordPress in bulk. Image files were easily accessed via FTP.
The data from the CSV files downloaded were consolidated into an Excel document.
The xml code for the import file was parsed out into Excel and then concatenated with the data to create a complete xml import.
The concatenated code was then copied and pasted into the xml import document for WordPress