How can I change my website platform from SitePad to WordPress?

I started my WordPress website five years back. One year ago, I begin another website which contains my old and original articles. On the weekends when I try to clean up the website and make it faster, I log in to cPanel and then to Softaculous Application Installer. Then I moved into the Sitepad website builder. with curiosity and without thinking anything about it I enable my main WordPress website on it. Then I face series of problems.

The series of Problem I face after enabling my wordpress website on Sitepad platform:

For the last five years my wordress website had been running smoothly. Suddenly, after enabling it, on sitepad platform, my WordPress website goes over completely overhaul and the themes now it shows that of from sitepad instead of WordPress theme.

Sitepad Dashboard

What I found is that my customised Twenty Twelve theme has gone and instead the free theme of sitepad is out there and most of my articles are not visible to the public. This might have been something to do with the connection of WordPress database to the sitepad database. I try to move each and every corner of Sitepad Dashboard to remove my wordpress website from it but all the efforts go into complete vain. suddenly, my five-year wordpress website becomes one single page of Sitepad website.

Then I go to sites from dashboard of Sitepad and select the my wordpress site to delete but even after deleting the site, the same site is still there and there is no chance of deleting my WordPress website even after repeating this process time and again and every efforts goes into complete vain.

Site option in Sitepad Dashboard

This means that in any case perhaps it is becoming difficult to remove my wordpress website from sitepad dashboard. For this I have to find out the plan B other wise the many article I have been writing for the last five years would be going into completely vain as no way I could find the connectivity of my WordPress database with that of Sitepad database as the front page froom sitepad dashboard only shows the pages that is included in its built-in theme.

How to delete my wordpress website from sitepad platform?

Then research on this subject continues. As I sincerely wants my WordPress website to be back and should show the number of articles that I had been writing so far since the last five years. First point I had to consider seriously is that both sitepad and wordpress are separate platforms and in order to migrate from sitepad to wordpress, most of the files in wordpress public folder are added with dot html extension and I have to delete those files first.

I have tow options. One is to clean up the dot html files from WordPress public folder and then reinstall WordPress again and then connect it with the old my WordPress database. The second option is that of open a folder inside WordPress public installtion. WordPress public installation is otherwise called as root directory of WordPress.

CPanel– Files– File Manager

Go into cPanel and then files and then file manager. Now, you will reach at root directory. First I back up my wordpress website and then database. Then, remove most of the extensions that comes up with dot html. It should be done carefully. After completing this the next step is to install WordPress on the same site with same credentials. Then connect the database of wordpress website with that of old database.

New WordPress installation with old credentials and data base connectivity:

In cPanel one can install WordPress platform of website in two ways. One is through Softaculous automation installation script. The other one is through Application and then WordPress manager and then install. This one is the best option as it install WordPress in very light manner on the server and then it saves older credentials of installation in the case you just face this sort of situation of wordpress not working properly or as it should have been.

WordPress Manager

Install WordPress and it should ask you to install with earlier credential and use it and in this way, your old wordpress installation becomes almost the same. Use older database to retrieve older articles. Then use your theme and then install essential add ons and then for sure your wordpress website will start live again.

Conclusion:

In this way, I rescued my wordpress website from the so-called clutches of sitepad website. By removing all the files with dot html extensions in root directory of WordPress and then reinstall WordPress on the same site with similar credentials and same database.

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