At WP Engine, we strive to ensure every customer has a great experience, which includes a seamless migration from your old host to WP Engine. One of the great features of our platform is our WP Engine Automated Migration Tool, which you can use to easily migrate your site’s content and database with one click.
If you’re unable to use our Automated Migration Tool, or prefer the manual method, that’s okay too! We have a helpful checklist available from your User Portal which offers guided navigation through the entire Manual Migration process. It also offers some useful tools to help guide you, such as:
One-button site preview
This unique and powerful tool allows you to simply press a button to preview your site in a new tab before you complete the migration.
DNS propagation detection
Because DNS propagation can sometimes take some time, we’ll let you know that you’ve successfully migrated DNS to WP Engine with an email notification.
Tracking migration progress
Exporting your database and wp-content folder from your old host and importing them both into the WP Engine platform.
SFTP credentials and domain configuration
Navigating to the Manual Migration checklist
To navigate to the Manual Migration checklist, just log in to your User Portal and click Installs in the top bar. Then choose the install you’d like to migrate to WP Engine, and click “Site migration” from the left column. Last, click “Manually migrate your site” in the top right of this page, to access the Manual Migration checklist!
Below are the steps within the Manual Migration process, laid out for easy viewing.
- Back Up Your Site With Your Current Host
- Make Sure You Are Not Using Disallowed Plugins
- Update Plugins, Themes, and WordPress Core