For the first time ever BlogWranglers was asked if we could move a blog from HubSpot to WordPress. All we needed to hear was move and WordPress and we were all in. Another blog migration here we come.
Well, what a surprise upon logging into the account at HubSpot. Here is what we found;
- There is no blog or website Export function in HubSpot
- There is no access to the database in HubSpot
- There is no FTP access to the content
It’s Hard Work to Migrate from HubSpot
The account is structured in way that really prevents leaving HubSpot. So far, all of the major content managements systems that we have worked with offer some sort of export or migration tool or access to the database and file system, so HubSpot was quite a disappointment on this point.
We ended up doing a lot of heavy lifting, the hard way, and successfully transferred the website content into a fresh WordPress installation on our dedicated server.
The client is very happy now and grateful to have reduced his monthly expenses considerably.
Note: We are still moving HubSpot sites and blogs here in 2014. In fact a majority of our migration projects involved HubSpot and WordPress.