How to migrate from Squarespace to Magento?

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 Squarespace to Magento easily. You are advised that need not to consult any other sources except this understandable step-by-step guide below.

1. Preparation

  • Permission to upload files to Squarespace store
  • Permission for Magento to access connector
  • PHP Compatibility: PHP 5.3 or later

2. Setup

2.1. Download Migration Tool
After downloading the product zip file from our Store, please extract it into a folder.

2.2. Install Cart Migration

Target Magento Data Migration Module Setup

For Magento 1.x

  • Step 1: Check to see if Magento’s Compilation mode has been enabled. If it has, it’s vital to turn it off before installing an extension or making any code changes (go to System > Tools > Compilation).
  • Step 2: Use upload file by FTP or uploaded directly to upload or copy all folders in the zip package to your Magento site root folder. This will not overwrite any existing files, just add new files to the folder structure.
  • Step 3: If you are using Magento’s compilation mode, you need to hit the “Run Compilation Process” button to update the compiled state with the newly installed extension (go to System > Tools > Compilation).
  • Step 4: Log into your Magento admin console and go to System/Cache Management. Click “Clear Storage Cache“.
  • Step 5: Log out admin panel and log in again ( this is a normal behavior of Magento ).

For Magento 2.x

  • Step 1: Access to Magento store by using FTP program and upload or copy all folders in the zip package to your Magento site root folder. This will not overwrite any existing files, just add new files to the folder structure.
  • Step 2: In SSH console of your server navigate to your store root folder:

cd path_to_the_store_root_folder

run these commands:

php -f bin/magento module:enable LitExtension_Core

php -f bin/magento module:enable LitExtension_CartImport

php -f bin/magento setup:upgrade

php -f bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

  • Step 3: Flush store cache; log out from the backend and log in again.
  • Step 4: Allow Admin Account Sharing, to ensure the migration progress will not be stopped when you login Admin from another place. Please go to Backend > Stores > Configuration > Advaced Tab > Admin > Admin Account Sharing change to “YES”.

2.3. Export data from Squarespace to CSV files

Export Product to CSV files

  • Sign in to your Squarespace admin account.
  • Go to http://your_shop_domain/api/1/commerce/products
  • Copy text and save as file “Products.txt”
  • Proceed to Import Data step of Migration.
  • Upload Products.txt file.
  • Proceed to the next step of your migration..

Export Order to CSV files

  • Sign in to your Squarespace admin account.
  • Go to Commerce -> Orders and click on “Export CSV” button on the right top.
  • Save the file on your computer.
  • Proceed to Import Data step of Migration.
  • Upload Orders.csv file.
  • Proceed to the next step of your migration..

3. Enter license key

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

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

Magento migrationtool

Login your Magento Target Store backend, select Cart Migration > Configuration, and copy and paste your license key here

cart migration listen key

 

4. Migration

4.1 Squarespace setup

Fulfill information in the setup table:

  • Cart URL: Your Squarespace URL
  • Importing your files

4.2 Migration Configuration

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  • Root Category: the category of current Magento store to import all Squarespace categories into.
  • Product Attribute Set: select an Attribute Set which is used to import products, all necessary attributes in migration process will be created into this set.
  • Languages Mapping: If your Squarespace is multilingual, corresponding languages ( or store views) should be available in Target Magento Store. You may need to create additional languages in Magento Store to avoid data loss.
  • Currencies Mapping: Assign Squarespace currencies to proper Target Magento Store currencies. Creating currencies in Target Magento Store may be needed.
  • Orders Status Mapping: Assign Squarespace order statuses to proper Target Magento Store order statuses. Creating additional order statues in Target Magento Store may be needed.
  • Entities to Migrate: select all entities to migrate or just a part of them.

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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 Target Magento Store, allowing you to maintain your Pagerank.
  • Preserve Customer IDs on Target Store: this will help you preserve your old Customer IDs for easier reference.
  • Preserve Order IDs on Target Store: this will help you preserve your old Order IDs for easier reference.

4.3 Migration

The migration will take place automatically in this final step.

After the migration is completed, click on “Clear Cache and ReIndex Data” to finish.

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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 Squarespace to Magento migration tool– optimized solution for your online business.

You can also consider migrating Squarespace to other target carts:

Migrate Squarespace to WooCommerce

Migrate Squarespace to Prestashop

Migrate Squarespace to OpenCart

Migrate Squarespace to Shopify

Migrate Squarespace to BigCommerce

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