Your client is happy with your first draft website and now you need to move the website built on WordPress to a different domain. But what is the fastest, easiest, and safest way to do so?
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to transfer the website you’ve built on WordPress to a different domain in less than 5 minutes.
Step 1 – Download Plugin – All-In-One WP Migration
Go to your WordPress dashboard, hover over “Plugin” and click “Add New”. Then, search for the plugin – All In 1 WP Migration. Download and activate it.
Step 2 – Export your WordPress Website
Once it’s downloaded and activated, you’ll see an additional tab in your WordPress dashboard. Hover over it and click Export. To export, just click on “Export To”, then click “File”. Immediately after clicking on it, you’ll see a pop-up that says the export file is being generated. Wait for it to reach 100%, then click “Download www…….”
Step 3 – Import it into the WordPress Account of a Different Domain
Now, it’s time to enter the control panel of the domain you want to move to and perform a clean WordPress installation. Once done, visit the following website to download All-in-One WP Migration Import.
The reason to download this plugin is that the existing plugin on WordPress only allows users to import a maximum of 5MB. But with this plugin, you can import files up to 512MB absolutely free. Cool?
Once you’ve downloaded the file, upload it to your WordPress account by clicking on “Plugins” > “Add New” > “Upload Plugin”.
Now, you’ve completed 85% of the process to move your WordPress website to a new domain name. Once it is downloaded and activated, hover over All-in-One WP Migration on your WordPress dashboard again, but for this time, click on “Import” instead.
Upload the file that you’ve downloaded earlier and patiently wait for the magic to happen. Before the import starts, you’ll see a pop-up that says the import process will override your website including the database, media, plugins, and themes. Click “Proceed” and the import will begin.
Step 4 – Update Permalinks Structure
Once the import is completed, you’ll see another pop-up. Click “Save Permalinks Structure”. Don’t worry about having to log into your WordPress dashboard. Since you have just migrated everything from your old WordPress website to a new one, this means that your username and password will be the same as your previous one. Now you’ve entered into your dashboard, click “post name”, then click “Save Changes”.
That’s all. When you visit your new domain, you can now see the same website design of your old domain.