How to migrate Adobe Business Catalyst to WooCommerce

The essence of LitExtension products focuses on their friendliness to users, which means that every shopping cart owners, even who has little knowledge of technology, can follow guidance and migrate data from Adobe Business Catalyst to WooCommece easily. You are advised that need not to consult any other sources except this understandable step-by-step guide below.

1. Preparation

For Adobe Business Catalyst Store:

  • Please ensure you have the right permission to upload files into your Adobe Business Catalyst Store.
  • It must not block access from WooCommece Store to the connector.
  • Adobe Business Catalyst Store can operate normally during migration as it requires a very limited resource for the process.

For WooCommece Store:

  • WooCommece Store should be placed in a stable hosting or in localhost.
  • PHP Curl must be enabled.
  • PHP Fopen (allow_url_fopen) must be On.
  • It also must not block connection to Adobe Business Catalyst Store.
  • Webserver (mostly apache) should have full permission to write on /wp-content/uploads/ folder.
  • It is strongly recommended to backup Woocommerce Store first.
2. Setup

2.1. Download Migration Tool
After downloading the product zip file from our Store, please extract it into a folder. The Plugin consists of two main parts: Woocommerce Data Migration Plugin (“lecartimport” folder) and Adobe Business Catalyst Connector (“woocommerce_connector” folder)

2.2. Woocommerce Data Migration Plugin Setup

Woocommerce Data Migration Plugin is a Woocommerce Plugin which acts like a hub at Woocommerce side to receive data and import it into Woocommerce database. It can be installed just like all other Woocommerce Plugins:

  • Using your FTP software, upload the folder “lecartimport” to your /wp-content/plugins
  • Log in to your WordPress Admin panel.
  • Go to : Plugins
  • Find plugin “Cart Import”
  • Click “Activate”

2.3. Export data from Adobe Business Catalyst to CSV files

Products:

  • Sign in to your store admin account.
  • Go to E-Commerce -> Products
  • Click on the “Export” button.
  • Download generated file to your local computer.
  • Upload saved file in the corresponding field below.
  • Please note if the size of downloaded CSV file exceeds 100MB limit (How to change this limit)

Customers:

  • Sign in to your store admin account.
  • Go to Reports -> Custom Reports -> Add Customer Report
  • Choose Customers and Orders and click Next.
  • Choose all fields and click Next.
  • Click Generate Report.
  • Click on the “Export Report” button. Choose CSV.
  • Download generated file to your local computer.
  • Upload saved file in the corresponding field below.
  • Please note if the size of downloaded CSV file exceeds 100MB limit (How to change this limit)

Orders

  • Sign in to your store admin account.
  • Go to CRM -> Orders
  • Click on the “Export Report” button. Choose CSV.
  • Download generated file to your local computer.
  • Upload saved file in the corresponding field below.
  • Please note if the size of downloaded CSV file exceeds 100MB limit (How to change this limit)
3. Migration Plugins Setup

Migration Plugins are purchased and setup separately. They will provide additional functionalities to the tool. Normally plugins need to be customized and tweaked by LitExtension Team to fit customers requirements and will be sent to customers later on. There are a few types of plugin:

  • Products and Categories SEO Urls Plugin: helps migrate Products and Categories urls. Old urls will be saved in Target Woocommerce Store and will be maintained to keep all current SEO ranking you have built up for years.
  • Custom Fields Plugin: help migrate custom fields from Adobe Business Catalyst Store to Target Woocommerce Store. This is useful in case customers have customized their store, for example: adding fields to database tables, and also want to migrate these fields into Woocommerce Store.
  • Customer Password Plugin: special plugin which adds the ability to read passwords encrypted by Adobe Business Catalyst Stores to Woocommerce. All passwords are migrated over and remains encrypted, customers can login to the new shop right away without the need of resetting passwords.

To install plugins, just copy plugin files into the instructed folder inside your Woocommerce store. New functionalities will be enabled.

4. Enter license key

License Key is an encoded string which comes with your download package. This key is required to activate your Migration Tool.

After purchasing the product, please login to our store and enter “My downloadable products” section. Here you will find download link and license key for the download package.

Login your Woocommerce Store backend, select Litextension > Settings, and copy and paste your license key here:

5. Migration

Please login your Woocommerce Target Store backend, select Litextension > Cart Import. The migration will go through 3 simple steps. Just hit “Next” when you finish one step to advance.

5.1 Adobe Business Catalyst Configuration

Fulfill information in the setup table:

  • Cart Type: Choose ‘Adobe Business Catalyst’
  • Cart URL: Your Adobe Business Catalyst URL
  • Token: The token string which has been configured in connector.php

5.2 Migration Configuration

  • Languages Mapping: Pick the language to be mapped into Woocommerce default language.
  • Orders Status Mapping: Assign Adobe Business Catalyst order statuses to proper Woocommerce Store order statuses. Creating additional order statuses in Woocommerce Store may be needed.
  • Entities to Migrate: select all entities to migrate or just a part of them.

Additional Options:

  • Clear current data on Target Store before Migration: if you choose this option, all current products, categories, manufacturers, customers, orders, product reviews, taxes will be cleared.
  • Migrate categories and products SEO URLs: if you choose this option, old SEO urls of source will be preserved in WooCommece Store, allowing you to maintain your Pagerank.
  • Transfer images in product descriptions to Target Store: download all images in product description into your store so that it won’t have to refer back to your Adobe Business Catalyst or anywhere else for images.

5.3 Migration

The migration will take place automatically in this final step. In order for it to progress, you should not close your browser of remove Adobe Business Catalyst Connector. Information shows in this step:

  • Adobe Business Catalyst: Adobe Business Catalyst base url you have entered in Step 1, this url will be registered with your license.
  • Entity limit: the limit associated with your license. To change this value, you need to upgrade/purchase another license code.
  • Tips slider: handly tips you should know
  • Migration progress: show current progress
  • Console: show debug information.
  • After the migration is completed, click on “Clear Transient” to finish.

That’s all about migration process which can be carried out yourselves. Technical knowledge and skills are not necessary to use LitExtension shopping cart migration tools. Hope that with this detailed guide and attached video, online store owners don’t hesitate to try our live demo and decide to use our Adobe Business Catalyst to WooCommerce migration tool– optimized solution for your online business.

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