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  • Resolved liesllukacs


    Is it possible to use this plugin to migrate a site from a hosting space over to a self-hosted one? Or does it only work on sites where FTP or CPanel access is possible?

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  • Plugin Author akshatc



    I am sorry, we do not support migration of a site to a self-hosted one. This is primarily because you cannot install the Migrate Guru plugin on your original site, which disallows this.


    Wait, what? I’m attempting this right this minute… allowed me to install Migrate Guru (while other Plugins were grayed-out). And the progress page is presently crunching numbers nicely. 😮 I would say that (so far!?) it DOES work to migrate from to a self-hosted site…. but I will keep you posted on the final results (which I haven’t seen yet). I like this plugin… I’ll Love it if this works! 😀


    The site is now live and fully intact at a self-hosted location.

    If you need further info or have questions, I am happy to share my experience.


    Steve C.

    I did have one caveat though: everything was “blank white” once the process completed — until I commented-out these lines of code in wp-config.php:

    define('WP_CONTENT_DIR', '/home/.../.../.../public_html/wpcom-155570376/wp-content');
    define('WP_CONTENT_URL', 'http://.../wpcom-155570376/wp-content');
    define('UPLOADS', 'wpcom-155570376/wp-content/uploads');

    … as that /directory was completely empty. Once this was commented out, the entire site snapped into view!


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