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.
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.
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 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!
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
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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