Migrations

How to review your full site migration

Last updated: September 23, 2016

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Product: HubSpot Marketing
Subscription: Basic, Professional, & Enterprise

Learn how to preview and finalize the migrated content that is created for you during a full site migration.

Please note: the instructions contained in this article should only be followed by users who hosted their website content on external platforms and are now migrating to HubSpot. 

View your migrated Website content

To view your migrated site, click on Content in the toolbar at the top of your HubSpot portal and then click Website Pages.

Search for your home page and in the options to the right, select More > View. This will open your migrated website in staging, and you can easily compare it to your live website in another browser window.


When viewing a page while logged into your HubSpot portal, you will see a small HubSpot button at the top right corner of the page. You can click this button to open a list of helpful options and easily get access to edit the page.

What should I do while reviewing my migrated site?


After your migration is complete, there are a few bits of setup still to do:

1. Set up your form actions on all migrated forms.

Navigate to each form on your site and edit the actions the form takes after someone submits. You can add email addresses to be notified of submissions, Salesforce Campaigns, thank you messages or pages, and any email responses for those submitting. For more on forms in HubSpot, see the full form how-to.

2. Reinstall any tracking codes (e.g. Google Analytics).

Our migration process does not including moving external tracking codes. Please copy over any that you wish to continue using on HubSpot according to these steps.

3. Exclude your own traffic from analytics.

Make sure to exclude your own traffic so you get the best possible measurement of your visits, leads, and customers in HubSpot’s analytics. Read the step-by-step instructions here.

4. Set up your Blog Options and Social Media Accounts.

You’ll want to configure your blog and social media settings before you start publishing any new content.



5. Continue with your training.

Taking your site live unlocks a ton of new functionality in HubSpot -- so get now is a great time to learn more about it. Whether you are working with a professional service provider, a HubSpot IMC, or within HubSpot Academy, you're ready to start doing inbound marketing with a passion.

 

Take your site live


When your website migration is fully complete and you are ready to take it live, a Support Engineer will be able to guide you through the process. We also include general instructions in your Content > Content Settings > Domain Manager page.

 

An important note on design and redesigns:


Please note that a HubSpot Migration is NOT a design or a redesign project. Migration technicians try to create a close approximation of your website, less any changes mentioned in your Website Review or discussions with your HubSpot Contact. You’re welcome to make changes to your migrated website, but HubSpot’s migration technicians cannot accommodate any requests to make design and content changes that differ from your original website.

If you would like to redesign your site after taking it live, you may make the changes yourself or work with one of our Service Marketplace Providers to get the perfect look and feel.

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