miva merchant to woocommerce

How to migrate from Miva Merchant 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 Miva Merchant to WooCommerce easily. You are advised that need not to consult any other sources except this understandable step-by-step guide below.

1. Preparation

For Miva Merchant Store:

  • Please ensure you have the right permission to upload files into your Miva Merchant  Store.
  • It must not block access from WooCommerce Store to the connector.

For WooCommerce Store:

  • WooCommerce Store should be placed in a stable hosting or in localhost.
  • PHP Curl must be enabled.
  • PHP Fopen (allow_url_fopen) must be On.
  • 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.

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”

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2.3. How to export data from Miva Merchant 

Export Prodcucts/ Categories to CSV file

1. Log into Miva Merchant admin panel. The path for export differs depending on which version you are using.

– In Miva x.5 go to Utilities -> Export Data -> Export Products to Flat File.

– In Miva x.9 – Menu -> Data Management -> Export Products to Flat File.

2. Name the file as products.dat, set Legacy Import Product From Flat File Format and Tab as File Delimiter.

3. Fill in the box to Export Field Names as Header.

4. In Category Settings, check on Include Category List.

5. Press Export button and save the file to your computer.

Export Attributes to CSV file

  1. Log into Miva Merchant admin panel. The path for export differs depending on which version you are using.
  • In Miva x.5 go to Utilities -> Export Data -> Export Attributes to XML File.
  • In Miva x.9 – Menu -> Data Management -> Export Attributes to XML File.

2. Name the file as provide.xml and Press the Export button.

3. Download the file to your computer and save it in the place that is easy for you to find.

Export Categories to CSV file

  1. Log into Miva Merchant admin panel. The path for export differs depending on which version you are using.
  • In Miva x.5 go to Utilities -> Export Data -> Export Categories to Flat File.
  • In Miva x.9 – Menu -> Data Management ->Export Categories to Flat File.

2. Name the file as categories.dat, set Legacy Import Categories From Flat File Format and Tab as File Delimiter.

3. Fill in the box to Export Field Names as Header.

4. Select Code, Name, Active, Parent Category Code fields to export.

5. Press Export button and save the file to your computer

Export Customers to CSV file

  1. Log into Miva Merchant admin panel. The path for export differs depending on which version you are using.
  • In Miva x.5 go to Utilities -> Export Data -> Export Orders to Flat File.
  • In Miva x.9 – Menu -> Data Management ->Export Orders to Flat File.

2. Name the file as orders.dat, and set Tab as File Delimiter.

3. Fill in the box to Export Field Names as Header.

4. Press Export button and save the file to your computer.

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 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 Miva Merchant Store to 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 Miva Merchant 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.

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

Miva Merchant to WooCommerce migration tool

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 Miva Merchant Configuration

Fulfill information in the setup table:

  • Cart Type: Choose ‘Miva Merchant’
  • Cart URL: Your Miva Merchant URL
  • Upload exported files you had from 2. SETUP

5.2 Migration Configuration

woocommerce migration configuration

 

  • Languages Mapping: Pick the language to be mapped into Woocommerce default language.
  • Orders Status Mapping: Assign Miva Merchant Cart 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.

Woocommerce migration tool

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 WooCommerce 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 Miva Merchant 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 Miva Merchant Connector. Information shows in this step:

  • Miva Merchant: Miva Merchant 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: handy tips you should know
  • Migration progress: show current progress
  • Console: show debugs 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 Miva Merchant to WooCommerce migration tool– optimized solution for your online business.

You can also consider to migrate Miva Merchant to other target carts:

Migrate Miva Merchant to Magento 

Migrate Miva Merchant to Prestashop 

Migrate Miva Merchant to OpenCart

Migrate Miva Merchant to Shopify 

Migrate Miva Merchant to BigCommerce

If you have any question, please feel free Contact us for more support.