In my recent post, I have compared the renewal pricing of all the web hosting.
Do you have any idea why bloggers change the hosting frequently? Yes, I do know.
Most of the bloggers change hosting due to huge renewal pricing. All the hosting have hidden renewal price which they don’t disclose to its users at the time of first purchase. At the time of renewal, customers came to know about the renewal pricing.
To Avoid the high renewal charges either customers migrate their blog to another hosting to save some bucks or create a new account on the same hosting and buy the basic plan again(this will also need migration).
Some bloggers are expert in migrating the blog from one host to another. For the beginners, it’s quite difficult to migrate.
I have found one best WordPress plugin ‘All-in-one WordPress migration’ which will definitely help you to migrate your blog to new hosting smoothly.
All-in-one WP migration plugin will export database, media files, plugins, and theme. You don’t need to have the technical knowledge for this plugin to use.
I have seen that many bloggers so the manual migration of the WordPress blog even I did this(but didn’t work). While you can do this migration within an hour with this plugin. There are other WordPress plugins available for this, but as per my experience, this is very handy and user-friendly plugin.
In this post, I will discuss the features, installation, and migration of WordPress blog using All-in-one WordPress migration plugin.
Before starting this guide, you need to download this plugin either from the WordPress directory
On old WordPress account
Once you installed this plugin, please activate it. Once you activate this plugin you will see the option to the left side.
Click on the All-in-one WP migration plugin, you can see the three option export, import, and backup
Here, we need to export the site so that we can import it in new WordPress account. Just click on the export button, you will see the few options to export your site. Refer the below snapshot for the export
In the export, you can see three section
- Find and replace in the database.
- Select which you don’t want to export
- The type of storage drive where you want to export.
The third point is very important where you have to save the data of your site. You can choose anything like Dropbox, Google Drive or File depending on the size of the data.
Once you select the storage type, this plugin will automatically calculate the size of the data in your blog and will get a pop up to download it and also shows you the size. This is one advantage as we can easily know the size.
Once you export the site, 50% migration has been completed. Now, it’s time to move to the new WordPress account to import all the site.
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On new WordPress account
In the new WordPress account, first, you need to install the All-in-one WP migration plugin from the WordPress directory. Once, installation completed, move to the plugin section and click on the import.
Here, you will need to import the file which you have exported in the first part. It’s very easy, you just need to select the import location or type where your backup resides. Refer the below snapshot
Here, you can only import the file size of maximum 512 MB. Yes, it’s true. This plugin offers a maximum of that size only to import if you want to import more size file then you have to upgrade it to premium to take advantage of all the features of this plugin.
For a small size blog its very good option to migrate to the new account but if your blog size exceeds to 512MB then you must have to upgrade.
- Easy to install and understand.
- Anyone can export their site to the cloud location.
- Variety of storage location available Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Onedrive etc
- You can easily find and replace the database keywords.
- The developers have tested this plugin on almost all the host and OS, so no need to worry while exporting.
- Work with all the versions of the PHP, no dependency.
- Compatible with WordPress 3.3 and later versions.
Check this post for which is better cloud storage
- You can import a maximum of 512 MB size.
Here is the list of cloud storage that this plugin support.
- Google Drive
- Amazon S3
and this plugin is compatible with all the host. So you don’t need to worry.
If you are using a different plugin to migrate your blog then let us know. Apart from this I have used the Updraftplus plugin to backup and migrate my blog.