Looking to move site from WP to Hubspot - best resources?

Posted April 27, 2022 in
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Hey there, I'm sick to death of WP and would like to move my site to Hubspot's CMS-starter. 

I've been dragging my feet on this and really need to get it done but it feels overwhelming and scary.

I learn tech pretty easily so if someone who's done this can point me towards their favorite resources I'd appreciate it. 

Thanks.
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Connor DeLaney
Hey Winnie Anderson super exciting adventure here, and completely here the fear that comes with making a change like this. Lemme grab some resources and some people who can help here!

I'll loop in Jessica Palmeri Melanie Moore and Jordan Benjamin  to start who may be able to share some info! Y'all have anyone else you'd want to loop in?
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Winnie Anderson
Thanks so much!
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Jessica Palmeri
Winnie Anderson here are some resources I'd recommend:
https://academy.hubspot.com/courses/cms-for-marketers
https://academy.hubspot.com/courses/cms-for-developers
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Winnie Anderson
Thank you  Jessica Palmeri !
Connor DeLaney
Some additional resources that could be helpful:

HubSpot vs WordPress Comparison
HubSpot CMS Starter Package Release, what you need to know

In They Ask, You Answer fashion, this article talks a bit about the limitations across the CMS Hub packages:

HubSpot CMS Hub: 9 limitations every business needs to know

I will also note, CMS Starter can be rather limited in what it provides. Depending on what you're looking for, CMS Pro tends to be the way to go for most businesses, which I realize is a $$$ step up. More than happy to chat about what you need and how the team can help!
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Winnie Anderson
Thanks  Connor DeLaney . I'll go through these and the other shared resources today.
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Winnie Anderson
Connor DeLaney  an additional limitation I've discovered is they don't appear to have a way to enhance the accessibility of the site you build through the Hubspot CMS. So no way to change the font size or to make sure the site is accessible to screen readers. This is something that I think every business needs to be concerned about. First of all, you just want to be accommodating but also from a liability standpoint. 

Sites weren't specifically mentioned in the Americans With Disability Act but they're being considered "public places" and therefore need to accommodate those visitors with disabilities. 

I used live chat to ask Hubspot about this and they said it's not something they have right now and it's not on their list of improvements to be made.
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Connor DeLaney
Great insights  Winnie Anderson ! You're 100% right that it has to be something we are all thinking about. 

Joe Rinaldi   Stephanie Baiocchi   Marcella Jalbert  I know this piece, among other things, are ones that you all have focused on. Any recommendations or work around you've heard of that could support increased accessibility?
Nick Bennett
I’ve heard good things about  accessibe.com
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Winnie Anderson
I've heard some mixed things about them and I know the National Federation of the Blind had/has some issues with them. https://www.forbes.com/sites/gusalexiou/2021/06/26/largest-us-blind-advocacy-group-bans-web-accessibility-overlay-giant-accessibe/?sh=55f179055a15

They are easy to use though.

But the person at Hubspot who I was on live chat with said those types of apps/plugins don't work on the Hubspot site builder. 
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Melanie Moore
Winnie Anderson Hubspot does also offer a migration service to do a lot of the heavy lifting for you. It's not perfect but can get the job done.

https://www.hubspot.com/services/professional/migrations/website-migration
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Winnie Anderson
Thanks very much  Melanie Moore !

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