How to Migrate from SiteGround to WordPress.com

Are you contemplating a migration from SiteGround to WordPress.com? We understand that transitioning your website can be a crucial decision, and we are here to guide you through the process seamlessly.

This comprehensive guide will provide step-by-step instructions, ensuring a smooth migration without compromising your website’s integrity or SEO ranking.

Why Migrate from SiteGround to WordPress.com?

Migrating to WordPress.com can be a strategic move with some advantages that can elevate your website to new heights in the vast landscape of hosting options.

  • Streamlined Management and Easy Navigation: Effortlessly navigate an intuitive dashboard, prioritizing content creation over technical complexities.
  • Built-In Security Measures: Benefit from regular updates, SSL certification, and a dedicated security team, ensuring robust protection against potential threats.
  • Scalability for Growth: Upgrade resources effortlessly to meet evolving website needs and ensure responsiveness during peak traffic.
  • Global Reach with Reliable Uptime: Enjoy impressive server uptime, guaranteeing 24/7 accessibility for international audiences and enhancing website reliability.
  • SEO-Friendly Foundation: Boost rankings with clean code, customizable permalinks, and SEO plugins.

Getting Ready for the Site Transfer

Before making any adjustments, creating a backup of your current SiteGround content is essential. This ensures the preservation of data during the migration process. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your SiteGround WordPress website using your username and password, or access the admin panel through SiteGround.
SiteGround admin panel
  1. Go to “Plugins” in the left menu and click the “Add New” button.
Add new plugin
  1. Click the “Upload Plugin” button and “Choose File” to upload the WP Staging | Pro plugin.
Upload plugin
  1. Click the ‘Install Now’ button.
Install plugin
  1. Once the plugin is installed, activate it.
Activate plugin
  1. Go to the left-hand menu, find ‘WP Staging | Pro,’ and click the ‘Backup & Migration’ option.
WP Staging Backup & Migration option
  1. Suppose you don’t have an existing backup, no worries. Click the “Create Backup” button to generate a new one.
Create new backup
  1. Provide a name for your backup, and then click the “Start Backup” button.
Enter backup name
  1. The backup has been completed successfully.
Complete backup modal
  1. Upon completion of the backup process, you will typically find a “Download” option under the “Action” button. Ensure that you save this backup file in a secure location on your computer.
Download backup file

The Migration Process

  1. Log in to Your WordPress.com Account
Log in to Your WordPress.com Account
  1. Go to “Plugins” in the WordPress dashboard and click the “Upload” button.
Wordpress.com upload plugins button
  1. Afterward, upload your WP Staging Pro.
Upload and install WP Staging plugin
  1. Once installed and activated, go to the “Backup & Migration” section in the WordPress dashboard under “WP Staging Pro.”
Backup & Migration option
  1. Next, click the ‘Upload Backup’ button.
Upload backup
  1. Currently, upload the backup file exported from your SiteGround website.
Upload SiteGround backup
  1. The backup has been successfully uploaded.
Backup successfully uploaded
  1. Following that, click the ‘Action’ button and then click on the ‘Restore’ option.
Click WP Staging > Action > Restore button
  1. Click the ‘Next’ button.
Click next button
  1. Afterward, click the ‘Restore’ button.
Restore confirmation button
  1. The backup has been successfully restored.
  2. Click the “OK” button.
Show modal Backup successfully restored
  1. Log in to your WordPress website again.
Show WordPress login page

Conduct a comprehensive website test on WordPress.com to ensure all components function as intended and review content for accuracy and formatting.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You’ve successfully migrated from SiteGround to WordPress.com, ensuring a seamless transition for you and your audience. By following these meticulously crafted steps, you’ve preserved your website’s integrity and positioned yourself for potential improvements in SEO ranking and overall performance.