Support » Plugin: All-in-One WP Migration » It works, albeit slowly

  • UPDATE: I’m revising my original post for reasons detailed below; on reflection, I don’t think it’s fair to attribute all my troubles to this plugin, and the developer deserves some credit for reaching out.

    You export a file in the default format using the plugin’s native export function. 120 MB and 10 hours later, the plugin’s native import function won’t accept the file because, it says, it’s not a valid file or the format is wrong.

    I spent weeks developing a site using a localhost, but now that it’s time to take it live? Might as well use carrier pigeons.

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by sol0712. Reason: want to be fair to the developer
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  • Plugin Author Borislav Angelov



    Is it possible to provide a bit more details about your environment? Are you using All in One WP Migration 6.69? What is your PHP and WordPress version? We will be happy to assist you.

    Thread Starter sol0712


    Hi Borislav

    WordPress 4.9.6
    Not sure where to look for PHP information
    All in One 6.69

    I finally managed to get it to upload. In fairness, the hosting provider probably had more to do with the upload speed than the plugin, although 120 MB is still a pretty big file. My frustration is also because I was told that I could save a lot of time by using a localhost program to do my development, and whenever I wanted, I could easily upload it to a live server. But when the site was actually ready to go live, it took more than a day to make it happen, and it was anything but easy. There was another migration plugin that generated packages about half that size, but it didn’t upload any faster or work either. I also had trouble with Filezilla when I tried to use FTP.

    I had to run the All in One program several times before it would work. It’s quite time-consuming, but I guess that’s to be expected when it generates a 120 MB package. First couple of times, it was either “not a valid file” or .wpress file or please use the All in One export function (which is exactly what I was doing). Then, after uploading, it would prompt me to log in to the new site — but then it would require me to install WordPress again, which doesn’t make sense because the entire site was built on a WordPress installation! And then, once that was done, the site looked nothing like what I had built. It didn’t bring the pages, the media, the menus, the header, the plugins, or anything else.

    Here’s what I built:

    And here’s what it looked like the first few times:

    Anyway, as I said, the site is live now at, so it’s a moot point. And in fairness, I don’t think I can attribute all my troubles to your plugin, so I’m going to revise the initial post accordingly and/or delete it.


    Plugin Author Borislav Angelov



    Thanks for your reply!

    Yes, sometimes import process might be affected by external factors like network connectivity issues, hosting server restrictions and etc.

    If that happen in future, you can upload wpress backup file manually via FTP/SFTP to [WordPress]/wp-content/ai1wm-backups and then restore from All in One WP Migration => Backups page.

    Could you please contact support [at] so we can investigate the case more precisely? Thank you

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