I've made a decision to leave Squarespace, the blog-hosting service that has been the backbone of MadeByMark.com for several years now. As a result, I'm looking for someone to assist me in getting MadeByMark.com moved from Squarespace, where it is, to a WordPress-based host, where I want it to be.
Because MadeByMark.com is so large, moving it from one host to another is no small task. The work is further complicated by the fact that Squarespace offers very limited export options. (In fact, they make it almost impossible to get your photos and media out of their system without a lot of manual labor. If you're considering starting a Squarespace-based site, that's something to consider before making your final decision.)
I went looking for someone I could hire to help make the transition. After Googling around, I came across Greg Freeman, who offers exactly the service I'm looking for. He provided a reasonable quote for the work; unfortunately, by the time I confirmed that I was ready to go, he was too busy to take on the project.
I did find a plug-in that, in theory, makes the transition much easier. But WordPress All Import has trouble reading Squarespace's export file, and the resulting import is laced with errors and issues. (Worse, a note to the designer, asking questions about the process, has gotten no response.)
I need to resolve this, because I'm having trouble being motivated to post material to a spot I'm inclined to leave. If you have any leads or contacts who might be interested in doing this conversion as a work-for-hire project, I'd appreciate the information. Thanks!