Moving house is always a pain, and in the eyes of most people moving a WordPress installation is seen in the same light.
However it doesn’t have to be a complicated and terrifying experience. Not with the right tools.
- Migration of WordPress sites from a local server to a production server
- Migration from development to production servers
- Migrating WordPress sites from one host to another
So why is it so easy?
Well, here’s how it goes. I start from the website I want to move, installing the BackupBuddy plugin on it, and running a full backup.
With that done, I download the importbuddy script, and place it together with the compressed backup file onto the new host. Then it’s just a case of running the importbuddy script in the browser and following the steps in the wizard.
Job done! How bad was that?
This is hands down the easiest method I know of for moving a WordPress installation. It works beautifully, and I’m honestly surprised that people still use the longer and riskier manual methods for moving their WordPress sites.
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