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How to Migrate a Website Using the WordPress BackupGuard plugin

This tutorial will guide you to migrate your website from one domain to another one.

To migrate the website from A domain to B domain, (1) first of all you should prepare a migration package from A, (2) then set up a new WordPress installation on B and (3) finally import the captured migration package into B.

Steps in the Source website (A domain)

Click on the Backup button to prepare a migration package on A

Select the Full backup option, then click on the Backup button to start the backup process. You can set a custom name for the backup or else it will be automatically generated.

As the backup process is completed, click on the Download button and choose the Backup option to download the migration package.

Steps in the Destination website (B domain)

As you've setup a new WordPress installation on B, install the BackupGuard Pro plugin there and click on the Import button to import the package into B you've captured from A

Choose the Local PC option and press the Next button

Press the Browse button. Then you can choose the appropriate backup file and Import it.

Once the backup file is successfully imported, a new row will appear in the dashboard for that specific backup. Simply click on the Restore button to deploy your package on domain B.

Then just wait for the restoration process to be over.

If your Home page is working, but all other pages throw 404 error after migration, then go to your WordPress->Settings->Permalinks section and press Save Changes button twice to update permalinks. Do not forget to press the Save Changes button two times, that's important!

If the status of Restore is anything other than Success and you need more info, you can download the restore log this way and send it to our support team. We will troubleshoot the issue for you.

Updated on: 30/03/2021

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