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  • I need to download a wordpress site, then upload it to a new hosting account. I’ve tried a few plugins for this, but they charge for uploading the site to a different account. Is there a plugin that is free to both backup/download a wordpress site as well as uploading it to a new host? Thank you for any feedback.

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  • I typically use the “Migrate Guru” plugin for this; it’s free, very easy to use and will migrate your site quickly from its current host to any host you want. It also manages the data transfer entirely on their servers, for free.

    It natively supports a variety of hosting providers, and any platform via cPanel or FTP, assuming you have the logins required.

    Have a look here:

    Moderator Steve Stern


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    No plugins are necessary.

    1. From your hosting control panel, find PHPMYADMIN and export your database.
    2. Use an FTP client to copy all the files from the old site to your PC.
    3. On the new host, create a database and import the database you exported above. Creating a DB is probably a control panel app; use PHPMYADMIN on the new host to import the database.
    4. Edit the copy of wp-config.php you downloaded an fix the DB* lines to match how you set up the database on the new host.
    5. Copy the files you downloaded to your new host, probably in the public_html directory.
    6. If you are not changing the domain, you’re done.
    7. If you’re changing the domain, use to search for and replace with (or https, as the case may be).

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