So, you have decided to move your WordPress website to a new host because of several reasons, but then, you are not a technical type and do not know if you should seek the services of WordPress experts to help you out or ride out the storm with basic WordPress support guides that can be found on the web. What we will be doing in this article is to provide you the basic steps on how to easily migrate your WordPress website with ‘All-in-one WP Migration’ plugin. Nevertheless, it is recommended to seek the services of WordPress experts to avoid damaging your site. Here are the steps to take to successfully migrate your website.
It takes time to move your WordPress site to another host. You should take your time in choosing a reliable host. Browse through various WordPress support ‘hosts’ and make your choice. Having done that, then go to the next step.
Having decided on the WordPress Support provider to use, it is time to perform WordPress backup. It is paramount you back up all your files and data before attempting a migration. This is where the All-in-one WordPress migration plugin comes into play, as it helps to effectively perform the necessary WordPress backup needed.
Remember to seek the services of WordPress experts if you can no longer continue onward. Go to the ‘Installed Plugins’ page on your website, then click ‘Add New’. You should be on the ‘Add Plugin’ page by now, type in the name (All-In-One WP Migration) of your plugin on the search box, then scroll down to your desired plugin and click on ‘Install Now’, after which, the plugin will now be installed on your website. The next thing to do is to click ‘Activate Plugin’.
Go to the ‘All-In-One WP Migration’ on your website dashboard and click ‘Export’ from the drop-down menu. Here, you are allowed to make last minute changes to your data before finally exporting. In some cases, there are some sections of your database such as, Spam Comments, which you do not want to be on the new site, this is where you delete of all them. You can do this by clicking the ‘Advanced Options’, after which you can finally export.
At this point, you have a backup file which contains your WordPress website. On your destination WordPress site, would repeat step to install the plugin. Now here comes the magic, from the menu, go to the ‘All-In-One WP Migration’ on your website dashboard and click ‘Import’ from the drop-down menu. You will be presented with an area to upload the WordPress backup file. Once the process has started, you will be prompted a few time but not to worry, this WordPress plugin will guide you on each prompt. The time it takes to Restore WordPress will vary depending on the size of your previously backed up WordPress website. Once the process is completed, you will be given one final prompt to save you PermaLinks.
That’s just about the basics of migrating your WordPress website. Do not forget to perform a WordPress backup before the actual migration and if you feel you are not up to it, then seek for WordPress support from WordPress experts online. Good Luck!