All-in-One WP Migration WordPress Plugin

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All-in-One WP Migration WordPress Plugin


Our team is looking for an efficient way to move our WordPress websites from server to server and from staging to production. We heard about using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin, but we’re unsure if it’s a good fit for our workflow. Can you help us understand more about this plugin and how it can make website moves easier?


The client is looking to understand how the All-in-One WP Migration plugin could help them with frequently moving WordPress websites from server to server.

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Moving to a new web host can be intimidating, but the All-in-one WP Migration plugin can be a great tool for making your website transfers much easier, faster, and save you a lot of stress along the way.

When and Why Migrate a WordPress Website?

Moving your organization’s website can be necessary when you need to switch from one hosting provider to another, or when bringing a staging site over to production. Doing this manually is time-consuming and often error-prone. When your team needs the process streamlined, All-in-One WP Migration makes that possible for you.

Migrating your WordPress site may be the right decision if you are paying too much for hosting, have had customer service issues, experienced unreliable hosting or need more server support.

As you begin to plan your site migration, consider how this tool might benefit your workflow.

Migrating a site with All-in-One WP Migration

The All-in-One WP Migration WordPress plugin is a great tool for teams that need to move their WordPress websites from server to server, or staging to production. It provides an efficient and secure way of migrating your website quickly and with minimal effort.

What Is the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin?

All-in-One WP Migration

All-in-One is the globally leading migration tool for WordPress. It is used by literally 60 million websites, according to the team. As far as our engineers are concerned, it is the best best WordPress migration plugin for moving any WordPress website.

“Introduced in 2013 and used by over 60 million websites, All-in-One WP Migration is verifiably one of WordPress’ most trusted and utilized plugins for moving websites with absolute ease” they explain.

This great plugin allows WordPress website owners to easily export and import their entire website data, including the database, media files, themes, plugins and more. It simplifies the process of migrating a website from one hosting provider to another or from one domain to another without requiring any technical expertise.

“Export your site into one tidy bundle using WPRESS, our open source archive format” they explain about the plugin.

All-in-One WP Migration - Import, Export, and Backup your WordPress site

The plugin creates an All-in-One backup file of your site which can be imported onto another WordPress installation with just a few clicks.

“The All-in-One WP Migration plugin works by exporting all the data of a WordPress website into a single file that can be easily imported to another website” explains Kathleen Simmons, migration engineer at BIG.

Backups page shows the content of ‘ai1wm-backups’ folder in ‘/wordpress/wp-content/ai1wm-backups’. All-in-One WP Migration tool automatically creates the folder after installation. If the plugin does not have sufficient permissions to create it, it will output this notice to the screen:

Can you migrate with the All-in-One plugin and have no downtime?

Yes. Totally possible. Even for e-commerce. Our engineers regularly use this tool to migrate WordPress websites with no downtime at all. Maybe not always possible, but it is totally doable with the right preparation.

How to use the All in One Migration Plugin

Using the top rated migration plugin for WordPress is really easy.

To start, install it on WordPress and then click “Export To” in order to begin the export process. The file will need to be downloaded after this, which may take some time depending on site size and internet speed.

After downloading the file, log into your new server or host where you want your site migrated to, and install WordPress again before installing All-In-One WP Migration once more for the import process.

Is All-in-One WP Migration Safe?

Yes, absolutely.

As of 2023, the plugin is actively “trusted by the Government and Big Corporations” including many enterprise customers, government organizations, and universities [who] use, love, and trust All-in-One WP Migration.”

BIG, Boeing, NASA, VW, IBM, Harvard University, Stanford University, Lego, P&G, Automattic, the State of California, the State of Hawaii and so many more use and trust this plugin.

The tool is used daily by our WordPress migration service experts as they move WordPress websites around for clients.

Jetpack rates this plugin as “Good (current version safe)” and they explain: “We have rated All-in-One WP Migration as Good (current version safe) which means that we have found vulnerabilities in older versions. We recommend that you only use the latest version of All-in-One WP Migration.”

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