The task of website migration can sometimes be scary and complicated, so in this article we will cover a few methods and examples on how to migrate your website.
Before migrating your website, make sure to cover the steps below:
- Backup your website
- Backup your database
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Migrating to Another Server
To migrate a website to another server you must install a fresh WordPress copy, using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin and configure the link structure.
The first step is to export your website using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin.
Installing a Fresh Copy of WordPress
It is highly recommended to migrate your website to a fresh copy of WordPress. To install WordPress on your server, read the Installing a fresh copy of WordPress article.
Configuring the Link Structure
The last step is to configure the link structure on your new website.
Migrating from Another Theme to Jupiter
Migrating from other themes to Jupiter can be a technical process and it differs by the source theme that you want to migrate from. We will explain general things you’ll need to do for this migration.
Exporting the Content
Importing the Content
Adapting the Shortcodes
After the content import process, the shortcode adaption process starts. Search for the current available shortcodes in your theme that are closest ones to previous functionalities, and try to implement them with the new available tools at hand.
A list of common issues that you may face during website migration. The list will be updated regularly.
Website Won’t Load Correctly, All the Style and Images Are Gone
This happens when you migrate the database manually without changing the URLs inside the tables. WordPress does use absolute URLs for every individual address in the database. If you use a plugin to migrate the website, this would not happen. But if you manually export the database and import it to your new server using any database client, please make sure to replace all old URLs.
If you face any other issues, open a ticket in our help desk.