I’m going to be showing you how to move a WordPress website to a new domain and this process is called migration so why would you want to move a WordPress website well maybe you bought a new domain name that wasn’t available before when you first started your website or maybe you bought a website from someone and you’d like to move it over to your own domain or maybe you switched hosting companies whatever the reason I’m going to show you how to move it with just one simple plugin okay so let’s get started step number one is to get a domain name so if you don’t have a domain name then you won’t have anywhere to move your WordPress website to so let me show you where to get a good one so if you need a domain or a hosting plan go ahead and click on the first link in the description or you can just go to create a pro website com slash hosting and this will take you to a special co-branded landing page .
I want to move over to a new domain so what we want to do is install a plugin on this account so we’re going to go to the wordpress dashboard for this website that i just showed you and we’re just going to go over to plugins and then go over to add new now just go up to the search bar at the top right and type in all-in-one and then you’ll see all-in-one WordPress migration right here so what we want to do is just install this plugin and then go ahead and activate it so that plug-in has now been activated okay so now once you’ve done that we can move on to step number four which is to migrate your site now what we’re going to be doing is installing that same plug-in on the site that we want to move to and then we’re going to be actually be transferring the whole site over so it’s done in just two quick steps so let’s go ahead and do it now if we go to the menu on the left and scroll down until you see all-in-one WordPress migration you can just go over to export and this is where we’re going to be able to export our website so if we just go over to the little export to button and click on it we’re going to be exporting a file now a quick tip is to also export one to Google Drive or any other drive that’s on the internet so that you can access it from any computer it’s always nice to have a backup of your website somewhere on the internet but for right now we’re just going to do a file and this should only take a few minutes so now just click on the download button right here and now you can see it’s now downloading to our Downloads folder.
We want to go ahead and move the file that we just downloaded from our old domain name over to our new one so as you can see our new one over here on the right is completely blank and if you check the domains they’re different so we’ve got create a cool website which is the new one and then Dale and McManus which is myname which is the old one so first let’s just go to the dashboard for our new WordPress Dominion so we’re just going to go to the back button which will take me to my dashboard I’m going to open up the menu and we’re go back to plugins and then we’re just going to go down to add new and then just search for plugins right here and search for all in one one more time and then just scroll down and you’ll see the same plug-in that we did for the old website.
you’ll just want to install that one and then activate it awesome so now that that’s activated we’re just going to go back to the menu and we’re going to scroll down until we see all-in-one WordPress migration and then you’re just going to click on import so we just want to export from this site and then import onto this site so I’m just going to go to import from and then just click on file and then just go ahead and grab that file that we downloaded earlier so it’s most likely in your downloads folder unless you moved it somewhere else in my case I just moved it onto my desktop so I’m going to select that file and then click on open and then just give this a minute to load and it will say this import process is going to overwrite the current website that’s on this domain and that’s okay because it was just our basic WordPress template so I’m going to go ahead and click on proceed and I’m going to go ahead and close out of this so it stops bouncing now it says your site has been imported successfully so I’m just going to go ahead and click on finish now just go up to home and then go over to visit site and I’m going to go ahead and visit site on the old website as well so we can compare awesome so as you can see the websites are exactly the same so as I scroll down everything matches which is awesome okay guys so that was how to move a WordPress website to a new domain .
After moving to a new domain login into admin area here you can edit your wordpress site . If any plugin not working then update it you can also remove it after removing install it twice that will work fine .