Easy WordPress Migration: Migrate Guru

Description

Migrate Guru is the fastest way to migrate WordPress sites. It simplifies difficult WordPress migrations (e.g. multi-site networks, 200 GB sites, etc.).

Powered by BlogVault (an onboarding partner of top WordPress hosts in the world), Migrate Guru uses intelligent processes on its own servers… so there is ZERO risk to your sites. It automatically rewrites URLs, bypasses import-export scripts, and handles serialised data. It also transfers WordPress sites without any manual work, add-ons, or additional tools.

OVERVIEW

TOP FEATURES

TRUE ONE-CLICK MIGRATION

Move 80% faster! (Move 1 GB sites in <30 minutes). Enter host details & click ‘Migrate’. That’s it!

NO OVERLOAD ON SITE

The migration process works on our servers, so it doesn’t crash your site.

BUILT FOR LARGE SITES

Move or transfer sites as large as 200 GB in a breeze. Large site migrations usually fail because of live-site server import limits.

NO ADDONS

You don’t need add-ons to move multi-sites, or sites with serialised data.

NO STORAGE SPACE REQUIRED

MG automatically copies your site to our servers. After the migration is complete, the copy is erased.

COMPATIBLE WITH EVERY WEB HOST

Move your site from & to any web host.

FULLY AUTOMATIC, BUILT-IN SEARCH & REPLACE

Comfortably handle serialised data with accurate Search&Replace.

TIMELY ALERTS

Sit back. Relax. Our real-time & email alerts will keep you up to date with the migration status.

DISCLAIMER

Currently we don’t support:

  • Local host migrations
  • Migration of multi-site network sub-sites to a different domain /migration of a site to multi-site network subdivision.

HOW TO PERFORM A MIGRATION

  1. Install MG on the site you’re moving.
  2. Install WordPress on the destination.
  3. Choose the destination web host, enter details.
  4. Click ‘Migrate’.

(See Screenshots).

Screenshots

  • Click on 'Migrate' leads to a choice of host-based or cPanel/FTP based migrations
  • Selecting a web host to move your site to
  • Enter host-specific details.
  • Selecting cPanel
  • Selecting FTP
  • Click ‘Migrate’.

Installation

Automatic installation

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu. Click Add New.
  2. Type Migrate Guru, click Install Now, and activate it.

Manual installation

  1. In the search field type Migrate Guru and click Search Plugins.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Upload the .zip file to your web server via an FTP application. Instructions here

FAQ

What do I need to use MG?

You’ll need:
* An account on the new web hosting service
* A domain on the new host, with WordPress installed
* The destination’s FTP/cPanel details

How long does MG take to move a site?

MG can move a 1 GB (files & database) site in <30 Mins*
(*Approximate & depends on a number of factors).

Are there any limitations on the number of migrations?

Yes. We’ve enforced a limit of 5 site migrations/user/month (developers can request to have this limit extended). This cap ensures that our servers aren’t overburdened. Each of the 5 sites can be moved unlimited times.

Does MG backup my site?

No.

Do I need to have WordPress installed in the destination?

Yes.

Do I need to have MG installed in the destination to transfer my site?

No. It’s only needed on the source site.

Why do you need FTP/cPanel details?

MG needs these details since FTP/cPanel is the safest way to move your site.

How do I move a multi-site network?

When installed on a WordPress multi-site network, the plugin automatically becomes ‘network activated’. Once this is done you can go by the same steps as a single site.

Do you have a help guide/documentation?

Yes, we do. You can access it here: https://migrateguru.freshdesk.com/support/home

Reviews

Made moving websites STRESS FREE!

I have to say, using Migrate Guru has ended my anxiety when moving websites. I had NO problems whatsoever, and I HIGHLY recommend using it to migrate any site to a new server. The two websites I used it on were for my biggest client, as so my anxiety level was VERY HIGH. Breathing a BIG sigh of relief on this end of week Friday – should be called FriYAY!

THANK YOU MIGRATE GURU!

Exceptional + Easy

I am blown away by your plugin and how incredibly helpful it has been!

To give your team feedback, I was using a paid restore service and attempting to restore their backups but there were persisting issues — they recommended Migrate Guru so I obliged — and I was blown away at the ease, not to mention 3 x hosting providers unable to deliver — so you can imagine the weight this took off my shoulders.

Big fan — and a personal thank you for your expertise here! From one Founder to another, you’ve developed something incredibly useful, applicable and is an exception product — thank you!

Awesome Tool

Just migrated 3 fairly large sites to a new server (VIA FTP) and it worked perfectly.
Great job!

headache free and wonderful

I love the fill in the blank form to set up the migration.
I love the popular web host integration.
I love that I didn’t have to use the popular web host migration because I’m on some no-name service, AND IT STILL WORKED.
I love that I didn’t hit a size limit.
I love the email notifications that it’s starting and that it’s finished.
I love this plugin – It’s now and forever my go-to for all migrations.

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Contributors & Developers

“Easy WordPress Migration: Migrate Guru” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.76

  • Removing create_funtion for PHP 7.2 compatibility

1.75

  • New and improved UI

1.72

  • Adding Misc Callback

1.71

  • Adding logout functionality in the plugin

1.69

  • Adding support for chunked base64 encoding

1.68

  • Updating upload rows

1.66

  • Updating TOS and privacy policies

1.64

  • Bug fixes for lp and fw

1.62

  • SSL support in plugin for API calls
  • Adding support for plugin branding

1.53

  • PHP 5.2 support

1.51

  • Code Restructuring

1.49

  • Releasing the Migrate Guru migration plugin into the WordPress repository.