Due to many factors, you might want to migrate a WordPress website to a new server.

This can be done either manually or by the use of a plugin. This post focuses primarily on the use of a plugin.

If you are interested or want to know how it’s done manually, then check this post. With that said, let’s begin the migration process using a plugin.

To migrate a WordPress website using a plugin, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Install and activate a WordPress migration plugin on your website. Some popular options include Duplicator, All-in-One WP Migration, and WP Migrate DB.

  2. Use the plugin to create a backup of your WordPress website. This will typically involve creating a package that contains all of your website’s files and database content.

  3. Download the backup package to your local computer. This will allow you to transfer it to the new server when you are ready to migrate your website.

  4. Install the WordPress migration plugin on the new server, and use it to import the backup package you downloaded from the old server. This will transfer all of your website’s files, settings, and content to the new server.

  5. Test your website on the new server to make sure everything is working correctly. This may involve making some minor changes or adjustments, depending on the specifics of your website and the new server.

  6. Once you have confirmed that your website is working correctly on the new server, you can update the DNS settings for your domain to point to the new server. This will ensure that visitors to your website are directed to the new server when they try to access your site.

  7. After the DNS changes have been propagated, your website will be fully migrated to the new server. It is a good idea to monitor your website and check for any issues or errors over the next few days to make sure the migration was successful.

Using a WordPress migration plugin can make the process of migrating your website much easier and more straightforward.

However, it is still important to carefully follow each of the steps and test your website after the migration to ensure that everything is working correctly.