Are you moving to a new domain? Redesigning your WordPress website or switching to a new WordPress web hosting plan? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you will have to migrate your WordPress website. Migrating a website is a critical process since one small mistake can have far-reaching implications like data loss, unhappy users, and a drop in search rankings etc. Therefore, it is important to deploy the best tools to help you with the migration process.
In this article, we will share 4 such tools and plugins that can be instrumental for an efficient migration of your WordPress website.
A WordPress plugin, created by Snap Creek, available in free and premium versions, Duplicator helps you clone, duplicate, backup, and migrate your WordPress website from one place to another with zero downtime. It simply puts all the plugins, themes, content, database and files into a ZIP file which you can extract and move wherever you want.
WordPress Migrate Database
WP Migrate DB uses a database management tool like phpMyAdmin to import SQL files to your WP database. It exports the database as a MySQL data dump, finds and replaces URLs, file paths, takes care of serialized data, and saves the final data as an SQL file. This plugin is great for developers or WP users who are looking at migrating fresh data from the production website to a local site or the other way round.
UpDraftPlus Migrator Extension
UpdraftPlus is a tool which can clone your entire website from your WP dashboard to a new destination. Ranked as the world’s most popular ‘scheduled backup plugin’, UpdraftPlus makes backups and restoration an easy task. With this tool, you can backup all your files, database, and other information directly on cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Rackspace Cloud, FTP or even email, and restore the same with just one click. Plus, with the premium plan, you can avail the benefits of add-ons like dedicated support, multisite use, and advanced storage options.
All in One Migration
The All in One Migration plugin is the first WP plugin which offers a truly mobile experience and is compatible for WP versions 3.3 and above. With this plugin, you can easily export your entire WP site- including database, media, plugins, and themes, to another domain, host, or a subdirectory. You can easily use the unlimited find and replace feature and fix any serializing issues. The All in One Migration plugin is multisite compatible and works on the basic drag-and-drop model. So, to run it effectively, you won’t need any high-end technical know-how. You can also use the option of unlimited find and replace operation during the process of migration and address any serialization issue that may occur in due course.
These are 4 tools and plugins that can make migration of your WordPress blog or website easy and efficient. If you have used these tools, then do share your experience in the comments below. Also, if you would like to recommend some other tools/plugins, you can share them too.