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Website builder to WordPress

My client currently has a Website Design Service - Hosting plan and used the godaddy website builder to create a website which is currently  live.  I am looking at switching him over a Deluxe Hosting Plan and build a site within wordpress.  Want to use the same domain name they currently have with the old plan.  Any ideas, thoughts, or steps on how to make that happen once I purchase the hosting plan?  

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Hello @Senseij and congratulations on a new client. It sounds like your client is following on what I feel is the natural progression. I feel like you are fortunate in that your client already has their service with GoDaddy. I have found GoDaddy to be wonderful in assisting in such a change/migration.


I would pull the information from the existing website and order the appropriate hosting plan. If you speak to a GoDaddy representative there may be some credit you can get for the remainder of the existing plan? (Maybe) From there I'd just build a WordPress website and proceed as normal. Pointing the current domain to the new hosting should prove a problem at all.

...turns out that my two cents is worth less or more depending on the current exchange rate.

roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head



My hosting with GoDaddy ends in August. I'd like to continue with GoDaddy but switch from website builder to Wordpress. The reason: I need to create a site that will allow me to automatically create a repository of videos, organized chronologically. And I also want to keep my web address ( and utilize Wordpress templates to build it.


Would you please point me in the direction of your online instructions on how to do that?

Thank you in advance.



Hey @ShawnMBoyd, what you are doing is fairly common. I'd start by picking the WordPress plan you would like. I find that having content available is easier when creating a new website. After I had my new WordPress website up I'd then cancel my Website Builder plan and perhaps receive a GoDaddy credit for the unused time. 


On another note great radio voice @ShawnMBoyd! I don't know what your experience is but I find GoDaddy Managed WordPress to be wonderful for first time WordPress users. Come back and let us know how it all turned out. I hope that helps? 


...turns out that my two cents is worth less or more depending on the current exchange rate.

roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head

Thanks very much for the quick reply... and the kind words. I'll work on this and update the thread when appropriate. 


Take care