Pressable Automated Migration

Description

The Pressable Automated Migration plugin makes migrating sites to the Pressable platform effortless. Whether you are a developer with tons of experience moving sites or have never moved a site before, this plugin does all the hard work so that you don’t have to. Move as many sites as you need, quickly and with minimal interaction.

FEATURES

  • 1 click migration process simply requires your Pressable SFTP information to move any site from you current host.
  • Move your live site to a Pressable staging environment to preview how your site works before you make DNS changes.
  • Once you’re done previewing the site on our servers, run the migration one last time to synchronize any changes that were made since it was first moved.
  • Handles all database adjustments automatically so you don’t have to.
  • Doesn’t require you to have any expensive plugins or hire any migration services.

Instructions

Before Starting Your Migration

Before migrating your site to Pressable, you’ll need to have a few things already established:

  • An active account with Pressable.
  • A site deployed on our system where you will be migrating your site to.
  • A site that is ready to be moved to the Pressable platform.

Obtain Migration Setting Information

Login to https://my.pressable.com and open up the settings page for the site you would like to migrate. Click on the “Migrate Site” tab and find the settings for the automated migration plugin near the top.

You’ll need the settings from here to complete the next steps in the migration process.

Install the Automated Migration Plugin

Login to the site that you will be moving to the Pressable platform (the source site) and navigate to Plugins > Add New. In the plugin search box, search for “Pressable Automated Migration”. When the plugin listing comes up, click on Install and then Activate.

Navigate to the plugin settings page and insert the details that you obtained from the “Migrate” tab inside of https://my.pressable.com.

Migrate the Site

Click on the “Migrate” button and you will see the BlogVault migration page come up. BlogVault will move the site to Pressable servers and provide live updates on the status of the migration. The amount of time a site takes to migrate will vary based on the size of your site.

You will receive an email upon completion of the migration and your migrated site is now visible at the site’s staging URL.

After Migration

After your migration is complete, please review the site to ensure everything was migrated properly. If necessary, you can remigrate the site one last time using the plugin to synchronize any changes that have been made to your live site since the initial migration.

Once you’ve reviewed the site for correctness, you are ready to send your site live

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FAQ

What information is required to migrate my site?

Required information includes an email address, your Pressable SFTP credentials, your Pressable site name, and a destination URL.

Where can I find instructions for using the plugin?

You can find a complete automated migration guide in our knowledge base by clicking here

Reviews

By far the easiest Migration tool EVER!

I moved across to Pressable (WordPress A++++ Hosting) about a year ago and have never looked back. Outstanding service value and now with this little gem of plugin migrations are as simple as Copy-Paste x 3 + CLICK! Grab a coffee and by the time you're finished, so is your site migration. Kudos to team Pressable.

Used it twice and it worked easy and simple.

The Plugin offers an easy way to migrate a WordPress site to Pressable. Notice that all existing users will get overwritten. Means after migrating the Pressable Contributors have no Site User anymore. Means you have to recreate them in the WordPress admin page or remove and re invite them over the Pressable Panel.

Pleasantly surprised!

I have used migration/staging plugins before which broke most of the features of my websites during the transfer process. I thought that this was just a given and expected to experience the same utilizing this plugin. To my delight, the website transferred over with no issues whatsoever. I was able to transfer from a DigitalOcean server to Pressable in less than 24 hours.

Works very well

The Pressable migration plugin worked like a charm. One thing to remember is that you will need to credentials from your pressable account site settings page and the migration tab for it to work properly. I wish they can add the information somewhere on the plugin page. Other than that, it works like a charm, updates the URLs by itself and makes life much easier.

Worked like a charm!

I migrated 2 sites to Pressable at the same time using this plugin - worked perfectly! Highly-recommend both Pressable and this plugin!

Well, that was easy!

We're migrating our hosting from AWS to Pressable. Because we did not have the usual management tools installed MyPHP & MySQL control screens, we were very concerned that the migration would require much preparation on our part. Pressable technical support (who are wonderful, by the way) told us about this plugin. We installed the plugin and followed the instructions. Filled out five fields and clicked Migrate. Everything came over fine! If you are migrating to Pressable, definitely check out this migration method even if you have the usual admin tools installed.
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Contributors & Developers

“Pressable Automated Migration” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.84

  • Disable form on submit

1.78

  • First release of Pressable Plugin