Moving a WordPress website is easy, if you follow the steps one by one that is, however obvious they look.— Mani Karthik
WordPress is so easy to work with once you have it installed on your server, but moving its content from one server to another? Daunting. Worry not. Moving your WordPress blog (migration) from one host to another host, for whatever reason, is made easy with these plugins.
In a time when there are specialized WordPress migration services, these migration plugins are life savers! So, next time if you are thinking about moving your WordPress site, think of these ten WordPress Migration plugins. They will make your life easy!
1. Easy one click WordPress migration with WP Migrate DB
This is probably one of the most well-built WordPress migration plugin out there that can handle anything from a simple WordPress migration to heavy-duty multi-site large database migrations. The plugin is so easy to use that you don’t have to meddle with SQL databases or tables but just migrate the entire WordPress database in one click across hosts and servers.
2. Change servers & migrate with WordPress Move
Thinking of moving hosts and changing domain names of your WordPress installation? No more messy processes. This plugin lets you take a database backup and move your WordPress site to a new domain easily. It’s not as simple as WP Migrate DB, but it gets the job done.
3. Duplicate & clone your WordPress website easily
So if you want to clone your WordPress website into a new one with everything exactly the same, domain name, website content, database and settings, this is the WordPress plugin for you. However, this plugin can get a little technical so you might need to know some technical details.
4. Create a staging site from live WordPress site with WP Staging
Clone, duplicate and migrate live production sites to independent staging and development sites that are available only to administrators. So you can play with your development site first before pushing it into production.
5. Migrate any WordPress site in couple of easy clicks
Quite literally, this plugin lets you migrate from one WordPress site host/server to another with just a few clicks. It takes care of backups, database changes etc all under it, so you don’t have to. It is widely tested with many hosts and PHP versions, so chances are that you don’t have to worry about getting in to technical glitches when you are using it.
6. Backup Everything on your WordPress site
With BackupBuddy, a popular plugin for moving a WordPress site to another domain or host, you can pretty much move your entire WordPress website across domain names, hosts or servers easily with no worry of data loss. All you need to do is follow the on-screen prompts and the provided ImportBuddy script will take care of migrating URLs and file paths in posts, settings and configuration files.
7. Move WordPress site between domain names
Migrate helps to move WordPress installations between URLs, for example between a development and production URL, or between domain names. It’s n old script but it sure works.
Additional Reading Suggested
- Moving your WordPress site from one server to another – Things to know by WordPress.
- A step by step tutorial on moving your WordPress site to a new host – by Tom Ewer of WP Explorer.
- Moving a Multi-WordPress site to a new domain – by Jenni McKinnon of WPMuDev.