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High-End HTML-to-WordPress Conversion (with "original" backend)


We have developed a high-end version of the HTML-to-WordPress conversion to help you recreate the original backend. Pricing starts at around $250. The main difference with our default HTML-to-WordPress conversion of $45 is:

  • If the original site was made in WordPress, then the WordPress dashboard is almost identical to the original.
  • If the site was not made in WordPress - for example, with Joomla, Drupal or without a CMS – then the WordPress dashboard will probably be (much) better than the original admin panel.

This works both for websites that are currently still online, and for websites that are recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Technical specifications

The High-End WordPress Conversion has all the features, from our default WP conversion but almost none of the limitations.

In all aspects, this conversion is just as user-friendly as any other WordPress site. It is possible to change the theme, and to use all third-party plugins such as drag-and-drop pagebuilders. Visitors can also leave new comments on your blog posts.

When applicable:

  • Original categories will be recreated. All posts will be assigned their original category.
  • Original post author will be recreated. All posts will be assigned their original author.
  • Posts have their original date assigned, both in the frontend as well as in the Wordpress dashboard.
  • Original comments will be recreated, and it is possible to add new comments.

Comparison default vs high-end WordPress conversion

Default version High-end version
Price $45 (+$15 scraping fee) $250-$2,000. An indication:
  • 20 pages: $250+
  • 200 pages: $500+
  • 2000 pages: $1,500+
Looks/design for site visitors 100% identical to original 95%-100% identical to original, when you pay for the design fee. Otherwise it has the default WordPress theme
WordPress dashboard Very basic, but it’s easy to change simple text and images Can be like the original. At least it’ll be user-friendly and elegant
Recommended for
  • Sites that you don’t plan to edit much, such as the site of a small construction company. It’s a cost-effective solution if you only need to change some text, phone numbers and update the logo.
  • For SEO’ers creating PBNs. Our HTML-only version is also effective for this, and cheaper.
  • For customers with large sites, and a low budget. It is relatively easy and fast to make changes that affect all pages, such as changing the main menu, the sidebar, or the header/footer.
  • Sites that you plan to continue to expand and edit in the future. The site will be future-proof. It will be easy to automatically apply security patches.
  • It will be easy for non-technical people (such as writers) to create new posts and pages, without the risk of them breaking anything.
  • Examples: affiliate sites, "money sites", sites for professionals such as sites of law firms or doctor’s offices.
Change existing content Easy via the visual editor. Almost exactly like any other WordPress site. Sometimes a tiny bit of HTML knowledge is required. Exactly like any other WordPress site
New pages/posts Copy the content (HTML) of an existing page. Then create a new pages, and a link to that page. Creating new blog posts is possible, but not user-friendly in the long-term. Exactly like any other WordPress site
Pages vs posts All posts and pages are recovered as pages. All posts and pages are recovered as posts. It’s easy to convert posts to pages with a plugin
Working (contact) forms No. Only for an additional $50 per form. There won’t be a graphical user interface to change the form. Yes. Forms that can be made with a plugin (such as Contact form 7) will work. We might charge extra for complicated forms
Changeable theme No Yes
Plugin compatibility Limited. Depending on the plugin Compatible with all WP plugins
URL limit At least 20k pages. However, for large sites, only the first 2k pages are editable in the WP dashboard. See FAQ item #12 Virtually unlimited. The price goes up with the number of pages.
Comments, author, tags, dates etc. Recreated visually. Not available in the WP dashboard. It won’t be possible to add new comments. Recreated both visually and in the WordPress dashboard. It’ll be possible to add new comments.
Edit footer/header Only possible by editing the PHP file under
"WP Dashboard → Appearances → Editor"
Via a theme option or via a widget
Installation on your server Use installation guide or pay $20 extra for installation service Included

Price indication

  • The content itself, text/images/videos/embeds: $200 + an additional fee per URL
  • Design fee: extra $200-$600, depending on design and functionality. Without the design, we deliver the site with a standard WordPress theme.
  • Original comments +$100
  • Original categories +$50
  • Author tags +$50
  • All other tags combined +$50
  • Forms: up to 5 forms included, if they can be recreated with a plugin. More elaborate forms, such as a booking or payment form have an extra custom fee of at least $50.