Hi, In this tutorial you will learn how to easily migrate wordpress site from one host to another.For this purpose we will be using a plugin called All in one WP Migration which is available for free in wordpress repository.No special skills are required for this migration process. Just follow the below steps carefully to migrate your site.
Steps To Easily Migrate Your Site
Step 1 : Login to your wordpress dashboard , and click on ‘Plugins’.
Step 2 : From the ‘Plugins’ page, click on ‘Add New’ at the top of the page. You can also, click on ‘Add New’ from the dropdown menu under ‘Plugins’ on the sidebar.
Step 3 : On the ‘Add Plugins’ page, type All in one WP migration in the search box .
Step 4 : From the ‘Search Results’ page, scroll down to your chosen plugin and click the button ‘Install Now’. If you would like to learn more about your plugin, click the blue link marked ‘More Details’
Step 5 : The plugin is now installed . Click on ” Activate plugin ” to activate it.
Step 6 :Once activated, you will be redirected to the ‘Installed Plugins’ page. From here, you can read all the info about your plugins, and deactivate and delete it if you no longer need it.
The plugin setup has been finished . Now, lets begin the process of migrating your site to new host.
Migrating Your Site
Step 7 : To export your WordPress site, head to ‘Site Migration’ on your Dashboard, and choose ‘Export’ from the dropdown menu. You can find tips on how to export your site in the right side.
On the exportation side of things, you can submit a find and replace to make any last minute changes to your database before you export it.Click on the ‘Add another’ button if there are more changes you’d like to make, before hitting the ‘Export’ button.
Step 8 : Click on the blue link marked ‘Advanced Options’. This will expand extra options for you, which consist of leaving out sections of your database before you download it. This is the best way to clear out any spam comments, post revisions, media libaries, themes and plugins. Tick the boxes of the files you want to exclude and then click ‘Export’.
Once the export has been finished you can download it.The next step is uploading the site to new host .Follow the steps from 1-6 to setup the plugin in your new host and then follow the below steps.
Uploading The Site In New Host
Step 9 : Once, you have installed All in one WP Migration in your new site. Head over to Site Migration >> Import to import the file which you have downloaded in step 8. You can use the drag and drop feature for this purpose, or select the file by hitting the button underneath.
The max upload file is 512MB, but if you have purchased the premium version of this plugin you’ll get unlimited file space, which will be helpful for larger websites. If you have any issues with importing, use the ‘Report Issue’ button at the top-right corner of the page.
That’s all,now you should have successfully migrated your wordpress site from one host to another.