Good news! Migrating a WordPress site to Wordify has never been easier.
With the new Migrations Manager, you can effortlessly request a free website migration from your existing host to Wordify.
To start using the migrations manager, simply click on "Migrations" at the left-hand sidebar after you log in to the Wordify dashboard.
Then, click on the "+ Add Migration" button to create a new request.
The next step is to enter the existing site details:
WP Admin URL
WP User Name
Note: If you have any two-factor authentication plugin, make sure to disable it so the migration process will go on smoothly.
Then, provide the new site details:
Lastly, select a new plan for the new website.
Once you're done, scroll down a little and click on the "Add Site" button.
That's it! Once the migration is complete, you will receive a notification email.
But if you prefer to do it yourself, here are the steps you have to take:
1. Create a new website on Wordify.
Before everything else, create your new website on Wordify.
After creating your new website, make sure you know where to find the FTP (file transfer protocol) details.
You can view it by clicking Edit (the pencil icon) on your new website from Wordify's site list.
The FTP details are found on the SFTP tab.
2. Install the Migrate Guru migration plugin.
There are different WordPress migration plugins you can use. But here on Wordify, we prefer using the Migrate Guru plugin.
To install the plugin, download Migrate Guru from its WordPress.org page.
And then, upload it on your old website by clicking Plugins > Add New > Choose File.
Alternatively, you can also search for "Migrate Guru" on the search bar and click Install Now.
3. Start migrating your website.
After installing and activating the plugin, you will have to input your email address so Migrate Guru can send you updates regarding the migration status.
Then, select FTP from the choices.
On the next page, enter the FTP details of the new site and make sure you select SFTP (more secure) as the FTP type.
The new website is the one you have previously created on Wordify.
Fill out the additional details as necessary.
If you're using a DevSite, make sure to provide the destination website username and password (here's a guide for that if you don't know how).
Double-check your information and then, click Migrate.
The migration will then commence.
Once the migration is complete, Migrate Guru will let you know (and they will send you an email too).
4. Add your website's domain and make it primary.
After the migration process, all your files and databases are copied to your new website.
The next step is to add your domain to Wordify and make it primary.
It should end up looking like this:
After making your domain as primary, there is no need to manually change the WordPress Address and the Site Address on the WordPress admin.
5. Update the DNS.
The next step is to point the A record for the domain and the www from your registrar's DNS service to the site IP.
Although there are different domain registrars, the process is more or less the same.
Here are the instructions from different popular domain registrars on how to update the DNS (domain name system):
After that, all that is left is to wait for the DNS to update and your website migration is complete. 👏
If you have any questions, please get in touch.