Converting from Serendipity to WordPress


Hire me to convert your Serendipity CMS (s9y) powered website or blog to WordPress. As part of the conversion process the following parts of your s9y blog will be imported into a brand new WordPress installation:

  • Entries (blog posts)
  • Pages created using the Serendipity static pages plugin
  • Categories and tags
  • Comments (including nesting)
  • Users

If you are interested in this service please contact me for a quote:

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How much does this service cost?

That depends on your site. Please contact me for a quote.


What version of WordPress will you migrate to?

The latest version of course! Right now that is 4.3.1.


Do I install WordPress or do you?

I will do the WP installation. This migration service requires a fresh WP installation.

If you’ve already installed WordPress then I will have to delete all the database tables and start anew. This means that any content such as posts, pages and comments in the WordPress blog will be deleted prior to the migration.


What kind of access do you need to migrate my site to WordPress?

Ideally you would give me access to the hosting control panel (for example: cPanel) or SSH access. In this case no further action will be required on your part.

However, if you are unwilling to provide that level of access, I can usually work with FTP access and PHPMyAdmin access to the databases, but I may need your help with certain tasks.

For an added fee I can also convert a site on the basis of an s9y database dump only with no access to the hosting server at all. But, of course, in such a situation you will have to setup the WordPress site yourself.

Will my site’s links change?

It depends:

  • If you are using search engine friendly URLs like then the post and category permalinks can remain the same.
  • Otherwise if your URLs look like then they will change, but I will setup search engine and human friendly 301 redirects for post and category permalinks.


I want to change the permalink structure. Can you setup redirects?

Yes, I can setup redirects for post permalinks, so you can customize the WordPress permalinks using all the options that WordPress offers. Redirects for category permalinks may also be possible.


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