Planning on migrating your site to a new host? This has been made simpler with and less time consuming with WordPress migration plugins.
With WordPress migration plugins, you need not manually migrate site’s file and database. All you need is to upload a file or two or in other plugins, you just need to enter your server details at your new host(effective for large sites).
Note: When making a choice for a WordPress migration plugins always keep in mind the size of your site(for small sites practically any plugin would work).
In this article, I’ll share some of the WordPress migration plugins that I recommend both free and paid versions.
Top 5+ WordPress migration plugins
1. Migrate Guru
Migrate Guru is the fastest way to migrate WordPress sites. It simplifies difficult WordPress migrations. Migrate Guru uses intelligent processes on its own servers… So there is ZERO risk to your sites. It automatically rewrites URLs, bypasses import-export scripts, and handles serialized data. It also can clone WordPress sites without any manual work, add-ons, or additional tools.
HOW TO PERFORM A MIGRATION
- Install Migrate Guru on the site you want to clone.
- Install WordPress on the destination.
- Choose the destination web host that you want to clone your website to, enter details.
- Click ‘Migrate’.
TRUE ONE-CLICK MIGRATION
Move 80% faster! (Clone 1GB sites in <30 minutes). Enter host details & click ‘Migrate’. That’s it!
NO OVERLOAD ON SITE
The website transfer or migration process works on our servers, so it doesn’t crash your site.
BUILT FOR LARGE SITES
Move or clone sites as large as 200 GB in a breeze. Large site migrations usually fail because of live-site server import limits.
You don’t need add-ons to move multi-sites, or sites with serialised data.
NO STORAGE SPACE REQUIRED
Migrate Guru automatically copies your site to our servers. After the migration is complete, the copy is erased.
COMPATIBLE WITH EVERY WEB HOST
Move your site from & to any web host.
FULLY AUTOMATIC, BUILT-IN SEARCH & REPLACE
Comfortably handle serialised data with accurate Search&Replace.
Sit back. Relax. Our real-time & email alerts will keep you up to date with the website migrate status.
All-in-one-wp-migration exports your WordPress website including the database, media files, plugins and themes no technical knowledge required. All you have to do is drag and drop your site into its new location.
This WordPress migration plugin imports your site to its new location in chunks so you never have to worry about surpassing upload file size restrictions. This also reduces the chances your site will crash during the migration process.
Once you’ve exported your existing site, all you need to do is create a fresh install at your destination and install the plugin again. Then, you can import the single file that is your site and you’ll have migrated everything.
Duplicator successfully gives WordPress users the ability to migrate, copy, move or clone a site from one location to another and also serves as a simple backup utility.
Duplicator handles serialized and base64 serialized replacements. Standard WordPress migration and WordPress backups are easily handled by this plugin as are zero downtime migrations.
During the migration process, Duplicator creates a package that bundles your website’s plugins, themes, content, database, and WordPress files into a simple zip file.
With Duplicator Pro, you can also export your site to cloud storage locations or FTP, which is also useful for moving large sites.
Duplicator is available for free at WordPress.org. If you need the premium version, that will cost you $69.
UpdraftPlus is a popular free WordPress backup plugin. The free version is one of the best options out there for backing up your site. But with the premium version, you can also use UpdraftPlus to migrate your site to a new location.
UpdraftPlus is available for free at WordPress.org. However, to access the migration component, you’ll need to purchase UpdraftPlus Premium, which starts at $70.
5. WPvivid Backup
WPvivid Backup Plugin offers backup, migration, and staging as basic features, and is integrating more and more elegant features, such as unused images cleaner etc.
Create a staging site on a subdirectory to safely test WordPress, plugins, themes and website changes. Migrate a copy of WP site to a new host (a new domain), schedule backups, send backups to leading remote storage, clean unused images before backup and migration. All in one backup & migration plugin.
WPVIVID BACKUP PRO OFFERS:
- Customize everything to backup
- Create staging sites and push staging to live site
- Incremental backups
- Database backups encryption
- Auto backup WordPress core, themes, and plugins
- Unused images cleaner (Beta)
- WordPress Multisite backup
- Create a staging for a WordPress MU
- Create a fresh WP install
- Advanced remote storage
- Advanced backup schedules
- Restore backups from remote storage
- Migrate everything via remote storage
- Migrate a childsite (MU) to a single WordPress install
- White label
- Edit user roles capabilities
Moving your WordPress website doesn’t have to be difficult. While manually migrating a website can be very challenging, when you use a dedicated WordPress migration plugin, you can move your site to a new host, domain, or anywhere else you want in a matter of minutes.