This article explains how to back up and migrate your WordPress website with WP Staging Pro.
This backup feature can migrate and copy your entire WordPress website to another domain, new host, or new server, and often faster and more reliable than with any other existing plugin.
You can even use the WP Staging backup feature to migrate your staging site to live!
How to Migrate WordPress to a New Host
Check out the video below if you’d rather watch a video than read the article. It explains all the steps on how to migrate WordPress to a new host:
Create a Backup of Your WordPress Website
First, open the WP STAGING | PRO plugin and click the “Backup & Restore” button.
Click on “Create new Backup.“
Optionally, you can set up here a name for the backup. Keep all checkboxes selected to make a full site backup.
Now click on “Start Backup.“
Once the backup is ready, you’ll see the message Backup Complete.
Download the Backup File
Click on Actions and Download.
That will download the entire website packed in one file with the extension “.wpstg.”
Upload the Backup File to the New Host
The only requirement is to have WordPress installed on the destination host to migrate your website. That can be a new WordPress site from scratch or another website you want to make identical to the source website.
Go to WP Staging Pro and click the “Backup” menu.
Click on “Upload Backup.“
Select the backup from your local computer and upload it.
Restore the Backup File
Once the backup is uploaded, click Actions > Restore, Next, and Restore.
The restore process will take a few minutes, depending on the backup file size. Once it is ready, you will see the finished modal.
After clicking on OK, WordPress redirects you to the login screen. Enter the username and password of the source website.
That’s it. With the help of WP Staging Pro, you have migrated the entire website to another server.
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