Migrating from Magento to WooCommerce
Migrating from Magento to WooCommerce can be a daunting task. If done manually, it can take a significant amount of time, but in this article, we will show you how to do it within minutes using the Cart2Cart service. Once finished with our tutorial, all of your product and order data will be seamlessly migrated from your Magento site to your new WooCommerce site. Please note that this is a paid service by Cart2Cart, depending on the amount of content that you need to migrate to WooCommerce.
You will need to be sure that your target installation of WooCommerce is installed and ready to take the data that it is given from Magento. If you need help installing WordPress or WooCommerce, you may take a look at our articles on installing WordPress and installing WooCommerce.
To start the migration, you will need to visit the Cart2Cart website. On the Cart2Cart page, select Magento in the first dropdown, and WooCommerce in the second dropdown, then click Start Free Demo.
Now, you will need to register for a new account. Simply fill out the fields with your email, name, password, and agree to the terms of service, then click Register Now.
You will then be prompted to create a new migration. Click the button that says Start Migration Now!.
It's now time to configure your source that you will be migrating from, in this case, your Magento installation. On this page, set your Source Cart Type as Magento, the Source Cart URL as the URL to your Magento installation. You will also see an option to download the Cart2Cart Connection Bridge. Click the Download link to download the zip file, and upload the bridge2cart folder inside it to the root directory of your Magento installation via FTP. While you already have the FTP connection open, upload it to the root directory of your WordPress/WooCommerce installation as well as it will be needed in the next step.
Next, you'll need to configure the target cart to migrate the data from Magento to WooCommerce. In this tutorial, as we are migrating from Magento to WooCommerce, we will set the Target Cart Type as WooCommerce. In the Target Cart URL field, enter the full URL to your WordPress/WooCommerce installation. If you did not already do so in the previous step, upload the Connection Bridge to your WordPress/WooCommerce root directory as you did on the Source Cart Setup page. Once complete, click the Proceed to Next Step button.
On the next screen, you will see a list of items to migrate. Most users will want to migrate all data from Magento to WooCommerce, so click the Select All checkbox. On this on this page, you may also select additional options such as migrating the SEO URLs, or any additonal images that may be within your descriptions. Once you have selected everything that you want migrated, click the button that says Proceed to Next Step.
In the next step you will map all of our currencies. On the left, you will see the currency from the source site, and on the right will be a dropdown with any available currencies that you currently have set up on your WooCommerce site. Select your currency in the dropdown, and click Proceed to Next Step.
You should now be on the Orders Status Mapping page. On this page, you will map any order statuses from Magento, to WooCommerce. On the left side, you will see order statuses from Magento, and on the right you will see dropdowns that show various order statuses for WooCommerce. Go through this list and select the appropriate order status that matches the order status on the left. Once complete, click the Proceed to Next Step button.
On the next step, you will be able to choose whether you want to start a demo migration, or purchase a full migration. If you want to see how the service works and purchase a full migration at a later , click the button that says Start Demo Migration. If you want to go ahead and purchase the full migration, check the box that says Skip Demo Migration. The green button will then change to say Skip Demo Migration. Click this button to continue with the full migration of your site. If you decided to continue with the demo migration instead, the demo migration will then continue.
After you have either completed the demo migration, or chosen to continue to proceed with the full migration of your Magento site to WooCommerce, you will be prompted to purchase migration incurance from Cart2Cart. If you purchase migration insurance, you will be able to migrate your Magento site to WooCommerce again if you happen to need it in the future. If you want to skip this step, simply select the checkbox labeled Skip This Step. Once your desired option is selected, click Proceed to Next Step.
On this step, you will be confirming your purchase of the full migration. Depending on the options you have selected and the amount of data being migrated, pricing may vary. Selecting the box that says Start Full Migration immediately after the payment will allow you to immediately continue with the migration. Once your payment is successful, your migration will continue.
On the next page, you will see the progress of your migration. Be sure to wait for the migration of your Magento to WooCommerce to complete before making any changes to your site. Once finished, your Magento site will be fully migrated to WooCommerce.
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2014-07-09 5:42 am
Very useful steps described on this post that would be very useful. I recently read a one news on migration from magento Go to magento community edition, Please check out this http://www.whatech.com/members-news/ecommerce/23482-migrate-from-magento-go-to-magento-community-with-openxcell
2014-07-25 10:26 am
Very useful article and steps are well layed out. Do you have a similar one for migrating a magento go site to woocommcerce?
2014-07-25 11:43 am
Thank you for your question. We do not have a guide on Migrating from Magento Go to WooCommerce, but the Cart2Cart plugin is capable of this.
Here is a link to the information from Cart2Cart on migrating from Magento Go to WooCommerce.
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.