Enables you to back up your installation to restore to at any time, change the domain name in use and migrate your installation to another server.
Really helps out when I'm working on a site locally and need to move it to the live server.
NOTE: All posts & pages except the home page will be non-functional on the live server after transfer UNTIL you go into Settings > Permalinks and click Save Changes.
I tried a few similar plugins and WordPress Move is the best so far.
But I had a little problem: when I set the size of chunks for the files to 0 (unlimited), I ended up with tons of chunks instead of one file. I hope this will be fixed.
I just migrate my personal site to my new web hosting. Everything works fine until I tried to migrate all data to the new host, the database not succeded to migrate :(
I tried several times and still can't work. Now, I need to manually migrate all data :(
I needed to move a WordPress site from my test server to the client's official server. It was the first time I'd built a site remotely, so I was a little scared (terrified) about migrating the site to the new server. All the reading I'd done on the subject warranted nightmares.
This plugin works great. Make sure you get the root directory right, other wise you'll have to manually move the backup files (using FTP) to the correct folder. Once there, though, it's pretty plug-and-play. I'll be using it again!
This is a great program which would be worthy of 5 stars. But I took off 1 star for somewhat inadequate documentation.
I wanted to move my site from one subdomain to another, FROM html://wordpresstest.hjcs.org TO html://wp.hjcs.org . I was under the impression that the Migration Assistant would do all the work. But it did not.
Despite asking for details about my ftp logon in the setup screen, WPM did not actually move any files. I had to take care of that little detail manually. But once I did that, my site came up properly in its new home, because WPM did all the heavy lifting.
Easy to use and understand, helps to know a bit about ftp if you get a bit stuck - but restored my development site and changed urls like a dream - even maintained user passwords
Stay away from this buggy plugin. I tried using WordPress Move to clone a test server in production. The cloned production site did not work; only the home page was functional. And it did a search/replace for the old/new domain on my the test server when I created the backup image, breaking that site, too! I was able to fix my test site with Xcloner, which is much better documented and easier to use than WordPress Move.
OK--I need to move my WP site from Host A to Host B.
From the previous comments, you have to have WP installed on the receiving side. Can I upload a backed-up file to the new server, or will this plugin walk me through the steps to do FTP?
I am thrilled that I found this plugin! I regularly move wordpress installs and it has always been a very painful process until now! Kudos and many thanks for a great plugin!!
I've just delivered another site to the live domain using this plugin. I find that manual ftp is more reliable but apart from that it works like a dream.
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