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WordPress Move

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.

15 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
1 star
Very Vague Instructions
By , for WP 3.9

I wouldn't recommend this plugin for an entry level beginner of WordPress. The developer doesn't provide instructional notes and what few notes included are vague, leading my users to look for ADVANCED settings that are not there.

Very important that you accurately provide the path from the top directory that your FTP account has access to, to the backup directory of the WordPress Move plugin on the remote server.

If you get the path correct you should have no problem.

4 stars
1.3.2 mostly works on 3.81 migration
By , for WP 3.8.1

Images don't transfer, but easily manually moved over with links maintained, The Events Calendar and Akismet need to be pre-installed on target. Saves a lot of time, bit not 100%

5 stars
Excellent for moving WordPress
By , for WP 3.8.1

I use this to move sites from a development url to the live url. It works every time, no failures in 2 years and many websites. A good understanding of ftp setup is needed, and making sure permalinks are saved in the new website after the move, and if images can't be edited clearing the browser cache fixes that. I am changing the domain, all content is present and correct when done, all pages can be accessed. This plugin is a massive time saver. The development website is totally untouched by the process.
What is not made clear is making sure the database table prefix is the same in both sites, doing that makes for a much cleaner process.
Follow in instructions carefully and it works very well.

1 star
Does not work on WP3.8
By , for WP 3.8

I installed this and tried to get a migration starting with Firefox. The script to display the local filestructure causes the browser to freeze so I tried again in Chrome. This time I managed to get to the transfer start however all I got for my trouble is a white screen.

no error message, no progress no log, just a white screen.

4 stars
Quick and got everything (slightly too much)
By , for WP 3.8

After I did a migration using the exporter and importer tools, I needed to clean up the internal links. This tool did it very quickly, all the links were updated properly. One small bug: anybody's word's with apostrophe's got turned into word\'s with apostrophe\'s, so I had to do some grepping to find all the mess-ups and manually clean them up. But that was a small price to pay for a structurally flawless cleanup after importing.

5 stars
Very Helpful Plugin
By ,

Really helps out when I'm working on a site locally and need to move it to the live server.
Works well.

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.

3 stars
Good program, but had a little problem
By , for WP 3.5.2

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.

2 stars
Sadly can't migrate the database
By , for WP 3.5.1

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 :(

5 stars
Time saver
By , for WP 3.5.1

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!

4 stars
Works great, but needs better instructions
By , for WP 3.5.1

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.

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