Migrating From SilverStripe To WordPress

Migrating from SilverStripe to WordPress is easier than ever

Are you facing problems dealing with limited themes and design options in SilverStripe?
We offer the best fully managed SilverStripe to WordPress migration service.

Strategically redesign your website experience

User Experience

Improve the experience of your users and user journey on site to better serve their needs.

Visual Appeal
Make your site more appealing with modern design, improved graphics and better responsiveness.
Content Strategy
Resurface placement of your content and Call To Action(CTA) on site for better engagement.
Search Engine Optimization
Become better optimized and rank higher on search engines, therefore, allowing prospects to easily find you.

Why migrate from SilverStripe to WordPress?

Lack of a big community for SilverStripe in comparison to WordPress
The platform has a small community and therefore forums are less reliable for those who need help. On the other hand, WordPress is the most used CMS on the planet with a huge reliable support forum making sure that all the features are developed in least time.
Very limited availability of professional ready-made themes.
SilverStripe has limited freely available and attractive themes to change look and feel and features of your website without use of professional web developers which isn’t the case in WordPress where you have lots of professional off the shelf themes readily available.
Limited design options, modules and add ons.
SilverStripe has limited modules and add ons given lack of interest in developing the same for the CMS by developers from the network and the parent company itself which also limits the design options and CMS capabilities. Such is not the case with WordPress considering its huge popularity and loyal community base.


One Time Cost

Make it ready

Upto 5 different templates

Covers migration upto 50 pages/posts

Unlimited website edits

Mobile responsive website

Standard functionality (newsletter signup, contact forms, social media integration, blog,etc.)

SEO Test to check URLs structure is retained and any page-not-founds are redirected to proper pages.

Google analytics

Free Post-launch support for 30 days

Training to help get you up and running

One Time Cost

All starter features along with following

Upto 10 different templates

Covers migration upto 200 pages/posts

Custom design and design strategy for conversion

Social media login

Custom forms

Email Signup

Dedicated Account Manager to solve all your queries

One Time Cost

All Professional features along with following

Accounting system integration*

CRM integration

Custom implementation

Multi Lingual upto 3 languages

How do we upgrade?

Establish a plan
We discuss the business objectives of the stakeholders in order to understand what actually they want to achieve with the upgrade and accordingly build a plan that includes redesign and restructuring.
Getting organized for migration
We map the legacy data structure with the new data structure in a mapping sheet that maps each data type and its fields with the new structure.
Prepare for SEO preservation
To ensure SEO preservation, we use services to crawl the website and export URLs to help understand current site’s architecture and take care of valuable links.
Check compatibility and upgrade
We create a new WordPress installation in a different database from the earlier installation and make sure that all the original taxonomies are correctly labelled.
Review and cleanup
Once the upgradation is done in staging, the tools are run again to find any “Page Not founds” and then fix them with a rewrite rule.Our technical expert team take measures and necessary steps to preserve SEO.


We upgrade and migrate SilverStripe based platforms with the highest level of customer service


WordPress, being a powerful and flexible content management system(CMS), provides users a lot of freedom in how they choose to use and interact with the software and can modify that in anyway they would like via number of tools available. It’s designed by its community to be user friendly and has all the features most needed by website creators and owners. With our robust upgrade scripts rest assured that your transition from SilverStripe to WordPress will be practically painless and you get the highest level of customer service.

No Downtime
Your website will be 100% available during the migration. All migration and configuration processes are executed in our own test servers. Your server performance and security is never compromised!
SEO Preservation
While upgrading, we figure out the SEO rich pages and make sure to take care of the most popular and valuable inbound links. This, in turn, makes sure that the SEO is preserved and the web traffic remains unchanged while having better backend management and improved usability.
Your Content Is Safe
All Posts and Pages, All Content Image, All Categories and Sections, All Users and visitors, All Comments and tags, All internal links, All multimedia
Painless Migration
We do the migration for you from start to finish or until you are happy and satisfied. If you need, we can also help transform your website to a professional theme, fix internal links and 301 redirects.

Our Clients

"I find the Rigorous Themes team a pleasure to work with. They helped us in architecting, re-designing and migration of our membership, ecommerce and docs directory from Drupal 6 to 8. The membership system they architected works well to combine the databases so multiple sites can pull from it, and at the same time sync orders with Salesforce. The sales have increased by 45%. Users seem to find the buying experience easy. We started seeing the increase in team efficiency. I look forward to continuing to work together! "

Coni Fadigan

Chief of Staff | DOCS Education

Frequently Asked Questions

You must have experienced difficulty in terms of limited analytics, implementation of custom automation needs and not to forget high price you pay for your Hubspot based website. If you are not sure whether you require a migration or not, we can do an audit of your website and suggest the areas which need attention. If you like our audit report, we can proceed with full discovery and further migrate all the components.

Migrating to WordPress isn’t difficult if you are engaged with us. However, the time to migrate depends on the content richness and various other custom implementations that are already there on the website.
There isn’t a fixed cost which could be shared to clients once they decide to migrate. The cost completely depends on our discovery of the content, modules and custom implementations on your website.
We can convert your website to WordPress without touching the current one. Your existing website will remain live throughout this entire conversion process.
Our team can review your hosting and let you know if you will need to change or upgrade your hosting package. Our company also offers reliable corporate and enterprise level WordPress hosting packages – as well as full-service small business web and WordPress hosting, maintenance, and support. Please contact us for more information about our value added services.
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