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How do I transfer content from an old blog (v 7.0) to a new website (v 7.1)?

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On 1/20/2023 at 9:29 PM, JaymiBritten said:

I'm disappointed that I have to rebuild my website (version 7.0) in order to use version 7.1 templates & features. With that said, is there any way to transfer my old blog content to my new website?

Yes, I use the amazing SquarespaceWebsites Tools PRO Chrome Extension. It's a game changer and can migrate all blog content (although not comments). Alternatively, you can hire someone to migrate it for you 🙂.

The problem with migrating from 7.0 to 7.1 is that there is so much that must be recreated manually. For example:

  • Uploaded files cannot be migrated. You will need to manually upload each file to the new site and then reconnect each link.
  • Subscriptions (including memberships) cannot be migrated. 
  • Digital product purchases cannot be migrated, preventing customers from re-downloading their digital purchases. 
  • Customer accounts and profiles cannot be migrated.
  • Squarespace Email Campaigns cannot be migrated.
  • Squarespace Scheduling cannot be migrated.
  • Backend data cannot be migrated. This means that you will not be able to look back at analytics data, customer accounts or historical order data. 
  • Commerce settings and payment processors cannot be migrated. 
  • Product reviews cannot be migrated.
  • Squarespace Extensions cannot be migrated. 
  • Digital products cannot be migrated. 
  • Index pages cannot be migrated.
  • The URL slug of individual product detail pages will change.
  • Squarespace 7.1 site headers are more restrictive.
  • Custom code must be re-written.
  • Third-party plugins may need to be repurchased for Squarespace 7.1.

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