On existing (running) WordPress
1. Install All-in-One WP Migration WordPress Plugin into running WordPress
This plugin is freely available in the WordPress Plugins directory. Install directly through your WordPress site or download and upload it through your WordPress Dashboard.
2. Deactivate or uninstall some plugins which may cause the failure of migration
- WP Config File Editor (should be deactivated; it may crash WordPress on Shifter,)
- SiteGuard WP Plugin (should be deactivated; it may cause of login failure)
- Plugins are the backend for the WordPress object cache (deactivate recommend; e.g. Redis Object Cache, Simple Cache, APC Object Cache Backend or called Object Cache Plugins.)
3. Export / Create a file backup of your current WordPress site
Create a complete backup of your existing site you wish to migrate. This plugin also offers a few options like Dropbox, Amazon S3 and more as a premium option.
Migrating from Shifter Version 1 to 2? See our tips before for that.
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4. Finish initial WordPress setup (if you didn't), and log-in WordPress Dashboard
5. Install and activate All-in-One WP Migration plugin
Log in to your new WordPress site, navigate to the WordPress Plugins directory and install or upload the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin.
After activating the plugin, navigate to the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin Import page.
6. Importing your backup file
From the All-in-One WP Migration Import page you can select or drag your backup to begin the process.
Once the migration is complete, it will ask to overwrite data and files. Since this is a new WordPress install this should be okay to do.
Details usage or installation
Please contact the developer of this plugin for asking how to install it, details of configurations or how to use.
Please note, when importing a backup it will replace all of the existing content including the usernames and passwords on that new site. If you are having trouble accessing your account try using the old username and password from the migrated site.
If that doesn't work, you can also try resetting the password.
WordPress Password Reset Email Spam
If you need to request a new password after importing, check your spam folder. Password reset emails usually end up there.
If you've check that and still nothing, let us know and we'll figure it out.
Migrating a Large Site
Migrating a large site is possible but with this plugin you may need to go premium since it only supports site up to 512MB. If your site is over that size, contact us and we should be able to help you out.
Are you stuck?
If you're experiencing issues and not sure what to do, please reach out. We can help you troubleshoot or make recommendations. We're here to help!