How to Move Jimdo Website to WordPress
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Have you reached the limits of your Jimdo website and want to migrate to WordPress? The prospect might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult if ProCoders is by your side.

While Jimdo serves as a commendable website builder, it may not provide the level of customization and control you desire for growing a business online. This is one of the main reasons to migrate Jimdo to WordPress, according to ProCoders experience. WP’s remarkable flexibility and extensive feature set make it the best choice for many projects.


  • How difficult is it to move to a new provider? 
  • What risks are there? 
  • What about future scalability?

We’re ready to answer all of these questions and turn the daunting into doable. 

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Reasons to Switch from Jimdo to WordPress

Why migrate Jimdo to WordPress?

When a client (whose name we’re not going to disclose according to our NDA) came to us with a request to switch his old website to WP, here are the main reasons we’ve heard.

  • More customization options – WordPress offers a wider range of customization options than Jimdo, allowing users to create more unique and personalized websites.
  • Greater scalability – it’s also known for its scalability, meaning it can handle websites of all sizes, increasing as the business grows.
  • More powerful SEO features – WP is definitely more SEO-friendly than Jimdo, with a range of plugins available that can help improve search engine rankings. We have WordPress SEO services that prove that for all our WP clients!
  • Larger community – WordPress is used by 43.1% of all existing websites, meaning there is a larger pool of users to draw on for support and resources.
  • Better integration with third-party tools – WP offers better third-party tools and services integration, making it easier to add features and functionality to your website.

If you need a fully customizable website for your business or plan to scale up in the future, WordPress could be a better option for you. Additionally, if you want to improve your website’s search engine rankings or integrate with third-party tools, you may want to consider switching.

How to do it? Let us guide you through the process.

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ProCoders’ 5 Steps to Move from Jimdo to WordPress

Before starting the data migration project, we had the following plan.

Disclaimer: This plan was established before diving into the details of the client’s request. Every case is unique, so the general roadmap may and will change depending on the requirements of each ProCoders partner. Here, we provide a step-by-step for reference.

Step 1. Choosing a WordPress hosting provider

Some popular options include:

  • Bluehost – an officially recommended provider by; also one of the largest hostings in the world. It offers top-tier WP integration capabilities, fast loading speeds, caching, scalability, option variety from VPS (virtual private services) to large dedicated servers, and 24/7 customer support.
  • SiteGround – renowned for top-notch performance and quick support team. It offers advanced caching options (built-in dynamic and a custom SuperCacher plugin), security including a free SSL certificate, daily backups, WAF (web application firewall), etc., and more.
  • HostGator – a good choice for SMB and beginners. Offers a user-friendly interface, plans for any budget that include shared, cloud, and WP-specific hosting options, unmetered bandwidth, and its own website builder.
Choosing a WordPress hosting provider

Step 2: Checking and saving everything from the Jimdo website

This includes:

  • Checking the Jimdo subscription contract, making sure you only cancel when your new WP website is up and running.
  • Creating a sitemap to know what architecture your website has to recreate it perfectly.
  • Listing all the widgets to maintain the site’s functionality after its migration from Jimdo.
  • Saving all valuable information and materials internally because not all files may be transferred (i.e. emails and some customer information)

Step 3. Getting the auth code

To obtain an authorization code for your Jimdo website, simply reach out through the Questions menu item. This unique code is essential for transferring your existing domain to the new website provider.

Step 4. Putting the future new site into maintenance mode

While you export Jimdo to WordPress, make sure the new website doesn’t get discovered by search engine crawlers until it’s finished. This will help you index the resource when it’s fully SEOed (optimized to search engines to achieve a higher place on the results page).

Step 5. Establishing the new WordPress site

As you complete the Jimdo WordPress import and set the maintenance mode, you can:

  • Choose and customize the theme via WordPress Customizer or adding custom CSS code
  • If widget and plugin migration wasn’t possible, Install the new ones from the list you’ve created earlier. It’s useful to have at least SEO, contact form, and caching plugins
  • Audit the website, see if all the text, website images, and other data are in place, whether there are broken links and forms
  • Fix all the issues highlighted in the audit
  • Create 301 redirects where necessary
  • Write announcements for the audience if needed, etc.

If you’re not comfortable with the technical steps, consider hiring a developer or a team to do the migration for you. We at ProCoders are experienced in migrating resources as we went through the process with the very website you’re visiting now, as well as with several clients’ projects. We migrated from AngularJS, the old versions of Laravel, from Elementor, and from other platforms.

One developer or a small team of 3 experienced coders should be enough, depending on the scale and urgency of your case.

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How ProCoders Can Help If You Convert Your Jimdo Site to WordPress

At ProCoders, we are more than just a group of programming experts — we are an outstaffing provider bound by a singular commitment to excellence and a shared passion for technology. 

We have a well-established and proven-by-practice Discovery Phase, where you can get all the essential information about your future project, including:

  • Professionals recommendations on migration to WordPress/any other platform
  • A realistic time frame according to your subscription terms so that we can move in time
  • A real budget, adjusting options according to your needs and plans
  • The right tool recommendation from our top experts
  • The roadmap so that you understand what will happen and when

After you go through the Discovery Phase, you can hire WordPress developers through ProCoders. 

Go through the Discovery Phase

Why are we so sure about our services?

We’re sure in our professionalism because we’ve already migrated websites between platforms and from old to new versions of frameworks.

For example, we’ve had a migration to WordPress where the client (NDA) realized that the former platform offered complex management and scalability. There was a need for specialized development expertise, but the cost and availability of devs created a challenging situation.

Poor optimization and promotion challenges, as well as outdated technology, were also reasons to migrate to WP.

ProCoders has allocated a project manager and 2 developers, and after 2 months, the task was finished!

Aside from the many cases we’ve had moving websites from Jimdo, Wix, Vue, Elementor, etc. to WordPress, we have another reason to officially recommend our services.

Our reassurance also lies in the way we hire CMS developers (yes, we hire them, full-time):

  • Each candidate goes through 4 stages of interviews and practical tests
  • ProCoders only hires middle and senior programmers
  • Every specialist gets practical experience, performance checks, learning materials and courses to develop and improve more hard and soft skills

As a result, we have a team of top-tier devs passionate about their jobs, constantly learning, and confident that they can contribute to your product.

How to hire from ProCoders?

With ProCoders, you can hire engineers, designers, QA specialists, and other tech staff through:

  • Staff augmentation – when you have your own IT department but need a fresh perspective and extra skills.
  • Dedicated team – when you have a CTO but no specialists to do the job (also no time and extra budget to find, interview, hire, and onboard separate developers).
  • Self-managed dedicated team (Team as a Service) – when you have no technical team whatsoever but need the job done by professionals in time.

At the heart of our operations is a culture of open communication and transparency. As a ProCoders client, you’re not just hiring a service provider — you’re gaining a partner. One who’s deeply invested in your success and ready to go the extra mile to achieve it.

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What Are the Differences Between Jimdo and WordPress to Consider While Migrating?

The two platforms aren’t compatible, so you’ll have to be very careful about moving your website’s content, marketing trackers, page title and descriptions, link architecture, and cookie setting.

Make sure to securely move pages, categories, blog posts, as well as marketing tools like Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, HubSpot, OptiMonster, and Chili Piper. 

Saving page titles and descriptions will help you become more visible in search engines with the new site. As to the link architecture and cookie settings, you’ll maintain privacy regulations and improve user experience.

How Much Does it Cost to Migrate to WordPress?

If you have a simple website with several landings and you need to migrate it from an outdated platform to WP, that would cost you $10K+ and take about 1-2 months if you choose to work with an experienced IT partner.

On the other hand, if you own a large marketplace or an eLearning platform with user roles, an admin panel, etc. Moving such a website requires more time and experience, which results in a higher price.

For example, ProCoders recently worked on a complex marketing website for an eLearning platform. Among other things, we created custom Gutenberg blocks for each page with global and individually editable data and implemented a complex post type and industry relationship structure, seamlessly transferring existing information. The website’s styles were meticulously crafted using BEM methodology, eliminating style conflicts and optimizing browser rendering.

That project cost the client almost $100K, but look at the scale!

How to calculate the cost of Jimdo-WP migration? Try to recall how much time it took to build the initial website and how much work needed to be done. Now, this is a rough estimate, but take those numbers and multiply by an average WordPress developer salary cost.

If you are technically savvy and have experience with website migration, you can choose to transfer your site yourself. In that case, the WordPress site cost may be limited to the hosting plan and themes/plugins cost, if any. 

At ProCoders, we offer flexible tiered pricing models, including:

  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • Support
  • Maintenance

Your choice depends on the scope of work, the number of employees you need, and the tasks they’re going to do.

How Much Time Does It Take to Migrate a Website?

The time and team required vary depending on the project, with an average of 2-3 months, involving 1-2 developers and a project manager. 

However, there have been cases where a single developer completed the project in 1-1.5 months. The duration and team size depend on the project’s scope and workload.

Can I Install WordPress on the Existing Jimbo Website?

ProCoder’s practice says no, unfortunately. Jimdo and WordPress are two separate platforms with different coding and technology. If you want to switch your website to WordPress, you’ll need to create a new WP site from scratch and transfer your content there. You can then connect your domain name to the new website and redirect your visitors to it. 

It’s important to note that migrating your website requires quite a few technical steps which may involve website downtime, so we recommend using a high-quality guide or hire professional developers, preferably with migration experience, like the ones we have at ProCoders.


WordPress import from Jimdo is a good idea if you find the latter limiting for your website and growing business. WP offers hundreds of widgets and plugins that will help you monitor SEO metrics, gather customer data through forms, and increase the Core Web Vitals (page loading speed, interactivity, and visual stability) of the website.

ProCoders can help you with every step of the migration process, from planning the time and budget to actually moving the resource to a new platform. We have not only the knowledge but the practical experience in Elementor, Angular, Laravel, etc. migrations, so all you need to do to start yours is to contact us!

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