Copy or Move WordPress Site to another Domain
Today, we will be looking at cloning our WordPress website or blog. You may be wondering why do we need to Copy or Move WordPress Site to another Domain?
There could be many reasons for moving your site/blog to another domain. Listing few of them below:
- You might have sold your old domain.
- Found an interesting domain which you think is best suited for your blog/website.
- Your old domain might have expired and taken by someone else.
There are many WordPress plugins available to copy or move wp site to another domain. However, I prefer WP Clone as it’s super easy to use compared to others.
WP Clone is the easiest, fastest and most secure way to move or copy a WordPress site to another domain or hosting server. You can also use it to move your site to/from local server hosting, to create copies of your site for development or testing purposes, to back up your site, and to install pre-configured versions of WordPress.
WP Clone is a superior solution to even commercial WordPress cloning plugins for the following reasons:
- Does not require FTP access to either the source or destination site – just install a new WordPress on the destination site, upload and activate WP Clone plugin, and follow the prompts
- It does not backup or restore the WordPress system files (just the user content and database) – reducing upload time and improving security of your site
- It fetches the site backup via your host’s direct http connection, which saves you from needing to upload large files through your internet connection
You can use this tool to create a backup of this site and (optionally) restore it to another server, or another WordPress installation on the same server.
How it works?
The “Backup” function will give you a URL that you can then copy and paste into the “Restore” dialog of a new WordPress site, which will clone the original site to the new site. You must install the plugin on the new site and then run the WP Clone > Restore function.
Choose your selection below: either create a backup of this site, or choose which backup you would like to restore.
Point to Remember
- WPClone requires WordPress version 3.0 or higher and is compatible up to WordPress version 4.4.4
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