Do I have to move my Moonfruit website across to Wix?

The Moonfruit platform will be decommissioned by the end of December 2021. If you continue with your Moonfruit subscription, your site(s) will be automatically moved by Yell, for no additional cost, onto the Wix platform before that date. If you do not wish to move your site(s) onto the Wix platform you can cancel your subscription with Moonfruit and move your site(s) to a provider of your choice ahead of this date.

 

Why is the Moonfruit platform being decommissioned?

The Moonfruit platform has served its customers since 2000, however it was built using Adobe Flash which is no longer supported and as such does not provide a reliable experience with modern browsers. As the owner of Moonfruit, Yell has taken the decision to close the platform in line with its recent partnership announcement with Wix, one of the world’s leading web development platforms

 

Do I have to move my website across now? Can it stay where it is until the end of the year?

Moonfruit websites owned by paying customers based in the UK will be moved across by Yell to the Wix platform in batches starting from August 2021. All these sites will be migrated ahead of the decommissioning of the Moonfruit platform by the end of December 2021. Customers will be notified at least 2 weeks before their site is migrated.

 

How do I cancel my Moonfruit subscription?

We would be sorry to lose you as a customer, and that you will not have the opportunity to experience the stability and improved functionality that the Wix platform has to offer. However, if you still wish to cancel, you can do this via your Moonfruit customer dashboard.

 

Who are Yell and Wix? Why would I want to move to their platform and services?

Yell is the UK’s No.1 provider of managed digital marketing services for all types of local businesses1, and it acquired Moonfruit in 2012 which continued to be run as a separate entity. Yell recently announced a new partnership with Wix, one of the world’s leading web development platforms, and because of this you can benefit from:

o Continued investment in the platform – Yell has chosen to partner with Wix as its market-leading technology and ongoing commitment to invest in its platform ensures Yell can offer a best-in-class solution to its customers 

o Fully editable & secure – your website will be fully customisable via the Wix dashboard, providing the ability to make unlimited amends. Your site will be optimised for all devices as standard and SSL certified, providing a fast, secure, and engaging online experience for visitors 

o Access to more features – including the ability to set up automated task triggers, built-in Customer Relationship Management capabilities, website performance reporting and the acceptance of credit cards and other forms of payment 

 

What do I need to do to migrate my website?

Customers will be contacted at least 2 weeks before their site is migrated with information about what to expect and any steps they will need to take. When you receive that email, we will ask you to cease any further editing of your site(s) so we can ensure the latest version of your website is migrated, and we will also explain what you will need to do if you bought your own domain name from any provider other than Namesco.

 

Do I need to repoint my domain name or is this taken care of?

If your domain name was purchased via the Moonfruit platform with Namesco we will repoint it for you. However, if your domain name is with any other provider you will need to repoint this yourself. We will provide full instructions on how to do this both before and after migration.

 

When will you be migrating my website? What happens next?

We are migrating customers in batches between August and December 2021. Customers will be contacted at least 2 weeks before their site is migrated with information about what to expect and any steps they will need to take.

 

How long will it take to migrate my website? Will there be any down time?

Customers should not experience any downtime as we will be recreating your site(s) on the new Wix platform, so your existing site on Moonfruit will be unaffected. Once Yell have created the site on the Wix platform, if you have your domain with Namesco we will repoint this domain to the new site. If you have your domain with another provider, it will be your responsibility to repoint that domain to the new site. Typically, domain repoints should take no longer than 48 hours.

 

What if there is functionality on my Moonfruit website that can’t be reproduced on the Wix platform?

We are confident the majority of Moonfruit functionality can be reproduced on the Wix platform, and all sites will go through a rigorous Yell quality checking process before being set live. Once your site is migrated over, you will be given access to a library of support materials to help you make any changes.

 

What does my new website package include?

Your contract will continue as it is today. Nothing will change regarding your current package with Moonfruit. You will still have access to the same number of sites you are paying for today, with the same functionality, and you will still have access to a chat service for queries about your site(s).

 

Can I optimise my website with new functionality, or refresh the design as part of the migration?

Once Yell has migrated your website(s) over to the Wix platform, you will be able to edit your website’s design and content, plus add new functionality from a range of available features. You will also have access to a full support library to help you in doing this.

 

What happens to any websites I haven’t built but am entitled to build with my plan?

For websites that haven’t been built, we will create blank templates for you to add content to if you want to.

 

How will I access my new website and make changes to it?

Once your website has been migrated, you will receive an email from Yell to confirm the migration is complete, and to provide access details for your website(s) on the Wix platform. From there you will be able to view and edit your site(s).

 

Where can I access help and support?

Once your website(s) has been migrated, we will provide links to a full support library which can also be accessed via the site dashboard on the Wix platform.

 

What happens to billing when my website moves across?

The amount you pay will not change and will continue to be taken via Stripe, with invoices available on the Moonfruit customer dashboard.

 

How do I view the performance of my website?

Website performance data such as website traffic can be accessed for each site via the dashboard on the Wix platform.

 

Where can I view my invoices?

For now, invoices will still be available via the Moonfruit customer dashboard. We will be looking to move these over to Yell’s customer account dashboard towards the end of 2021, but we will be in touch closer to the time to explain these changes.

 

What will my contractual relationship with Yell be?

Your existing contract will remain the same even after the migration.

 

What future communications can I expect from Yell?

Customers will be contacted via Moonfruit at least 2 weeks before your site(s) is migrated. Post-migration, you will be contacted by Yell to inform you of the success of the migration, provide access to your new sites on the Wix platform and support with any additional instructions needed about repointing your domain name where applicable.

 

I cannot edit my current website, where do I go to get help?

Please use the chat feature on the Moonfruit Help Centre to contact the Moonfruit Support Team.

 

I have a free Moonfruit website, what will happen to it?

We will be in touch with Moonfruit customers with free websites in the next few weeks to explain the options available to them.

 

I am a paying Moonfruit customer based outside of the UK, what will happen to my website(s)?

We will be in touch with paying customers based outside of the UK in the next few weeks to explain the options available to them.

 

Sources:

1. M-Brain 2019, No.1 in terms of revenue from sales of managed digital marketing services