How to convert wordpress blog to shopify without losing SEO

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Hello, 

I want to move to shopify but i am afraid i would lose my SEO work. 

Here is what i want.

1- I have started an informational blog on Sports League. I started it as an informational blog intentionally to gain some traffic. It is working great until i think about converting it to shop.

Woocommerce is amazing but i found most of the great things are paid and you have to fiddle around with lots of settings.

2- I want to convert it to shopify and want the url structure same. Like www.t20slam.com/vivo-ipl-2020 have to the same url when it load from shopify. I haven't setup a shop page but thinking about keeping it www.t20slam.com/shop way. 

3- I will use 2checkout as my payment processor. I hope shopify will support it.

4- woocommerce has an option to auto manage stock. Like if someone buy sports jersey it should be deducted from set quantity. 

But most importantly i am worried about the SEO authority which is so hard to get back if something went wrong.

Appreciate your help.

Thank You

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This is an accepted solution.

Hi @NamaRawras 

One option that might work is to just use the Shopify Lite plan and use the buy button channel. This way you can keep your original site and insert the buy buttons for your products, and Shopify would still manage your inventory and provide the checkout funnel.

You can read more about it here: https://www.shopify.com/buy-button

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Hi. Thank you for replying. Do i still need woocommerce on wordpress to make the shopify buy button work?

 

Thanks

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No you would not want both. If you use Woo for your ecommerce, then you would keep it. But if you're going with Shopify, then you will not want to keep the Woo plugin installed. There is also a Shopify plugin for Wordpress, WP Shopify (similar to the Woo plugin) with its own themes, etc. that utilizes the Shopify buy button and automatically installs your products to your Wordpress site. I don't have any experience with this plug in so I can't offer any advice or pros vs. cons with regard to its performance. I am also not familiar with the Woo/Wordpress integration, so I'm not sure how removing it will affect your site if you already have it installed.

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That's kind of confusing for me. I think i have to wait and learn shopify maybe buy some training courses before blindly diving into practical. Thanks for you help.

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Completely understandable, and yes, definitely do some research before diving in.

Woocommerce and Shopify are essentially two different models of the same kind of product. They are both ecommerce sites that allow you to set up products and have customers purchase those products through an online checkout system.

So when you ask if you would need to keep Woocommerce on your Wordpress site in order to use Shopify, its kind of like saying "Do I need to keep my Ford car in my garage in order to park my Honda in there?" (when you only have a one-car garage).  Your Wordpress site is your garage, and either Shopify or Woocommerce will be the vehicle you use to park your products in it.

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Do I need to keep my Ford car in my garage in order to park my Honda in there?

That's very fun way to explain things I think i got the idea. 

Thanks. Appreciate your time. 

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