How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress]

In this guide, we’ll focus on migrating your WordPress website to a new domain or moving your local WordPress website to a live domain and hosting. We’ll walk you through the process step by step and cover everything you need to know.


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The first step is to install a plugin called “Duplicator”.

1. Go to plugins.

2. Click “Add New Plugin”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

3. Search for “Duplicator”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

4. Install the plugin.

5. Activate the plugin.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

6. Go to the plugin settings by clicking “Duplicator”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

7. Click “Create New” to make the backup we will use to migrate the website.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

8. Click “Next”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

9. Click “Build”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

10. When the backup has been made, you will have to download it.
Click “Download Both Files”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

11. Now that the backup has been made, we need to log into Cpanel where the new domain is located where you want to migrate your website.

12. When logged in, click “MySQL® Databases”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

13. Now you will have to create a New Database. Fill in the field with something unique and click “create database”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

14. Click “Go Back”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

15. Now you will have to create a new MSQL user.
Fill in the required fields, and click create user.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard
, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

16. Click “Go Back”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

17. Now we need to add the newly created user to the database we created.
Click Add.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

18. Select “ALL PRIVILEGES”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

19. Click “Make Changes” to save the changes.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

20. Click “Go Back”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

21. Now we will upload our backup files using “File Manager” in Cpanel.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

22. Go to public HTML.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

23. Click “upload”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

24. Click Select File, and upload the archive and the installer file.
When the upload has been completed, click Go back, to go back to the folder.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

25. Now go to your new domain. Mine was breakingnews.sr.

26. To open the installer, go to your domain/installer.php.
Mine looked like this: breakingnews.sr/installer.php
If you have done everything correctly until now, the installer will open and look like this.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

27. Fill in the database info.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

28. Now click “Validate”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

29. Click the “I have read and accept all terms & notices*” field.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

30. Click Next and Ok.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard
, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

Now the website will install, give it a minute or two if the website is big.

31. When it’s done, click “Admin login”.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

32. Login to your website on your new domain.

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard

33. Your website has been successfully migrated 🙂

, How to migrate your website from one domain to another [WordPress], WP Wizard
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