Lesson 55: How to use the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin for transferring a WordPress website

All-in-One WP Migration is a free plugin for WordPress Website, that allows you to export your site’s content, media, plugins, and theme to a file in one-click. You can then upload it to a new site or use it as a backup by importing it via FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more. All-in-One WP Migration allows you to make changes to your database during the export process. It does this through a find-and-replace feature, plus advanced settings that allow you to exclude files, spam comments, post revisions, and more.

1. Install the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin on your WordPress Website

To get started, you need to install The All-in-One WP Migration Plugin on your old web host (or the web host you’re moving from).

To do this, login to your wp-admin and go to Plugins -> Add New:

Once here, type in All-in-One WP Migration Plugin and press enter.  You can then click Install Now:

Once installed, you have to Activate it:

2. Export your WordPress Website

Once the plugin is activated, you’ll see it show up on your left navigation menu, hover over it and click Export:

From here, you’ll have a couple of options:

If you want to proceed with the default (all options) click on Export To and select your destination:

If your website isn’t that big, it maybe the easiest option to export to File.  This will package up your WordPress website and download it to your computer.

If you have a larger website, you may wish to use the FTP option to send it over to your new (NameHero) web hosting account.  In addition, you can also send it to a third-party service such as DropBox.

If you don’t want to export your entire WordPress website (for example Spam comments/post visions) you can click the Advanced Options tab and eliminate them (since it’s most of the time useless data):

Once you’ve accomplished this, you should have a nice export file on your computer (or other location):

3. Install the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin on your WordPress Website

Following the same instructions as above, you’ll install the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin inside WordPress of your new web host:

To do this, login to your wp-admin and go to Plugins -> Add New:

Once here, type in All-in-One WP Migration Plugin and press enter.  You can then click Install Now:

Once installed, you have to Activate it:

4. Import your exported WordPress Website to your new website

You’re now ready to import your website.

On the side menu, hover over All-in-One WP Migration and click Import:

This will bring up a screen where you can simply drag the export file of your website into the upload area and it will begin the import process:

If you used another option (such as FTP or DropBox) you’ll need to click Import From, select that option, and install the appropriate plugin:

Attention: If you cannot import your exported file, please check the following points:

  1. Make sure that you import the correct exported file;
  2. If the upload file size is higher than the limit (40 Mb or 128 Mb), you need to install manually All-In-One-WP-Migration Extension (by clicking here to download it) and update it to the newest version.
  3. Update All-in-One WP Migration Plugin and All-In-One-WP-Migration Extension to the newest versions.

You will then follow the Import wizard:

Once complete, you’ll get a success box such as this:

Good luck!

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