There comes a time when you have your eyes set on a new CMS. Maybe you’re just too tired of your web host’s sloooow support/service or because of rebranding to a new domain name. Whatever reason might be yours, you need to migrate your website to a new web platform.
Migrating a site manually can be fiddly and without the right tools and knowledge it’s very risky to mess things up.
If you want to avoid the hassle when your site is unavailable for days, cut down on the amount it takes to move your data from your current CMS to a new one and not to lose your potential revenue and visitors, you’ve come to the right place.
The list below includes 5 free and premium plugins which will help you to easily make the switch – and without error.
There’s a lot of love for this plugin, connects to your website and allows to backup databases and/or individual files. It is also possible to encrypt your data for additional security.
In five easy steps you could be protecting your data and ensuring your web site’s stability.
If your website data is disrupted, simply log-in to myRepono and use the automated restoration tools to recover your files in seconds.
All restoration is managed through online tools ensuring quick, easy and reliable backup file restoration.
Another popular premium option for moving a WordPress site to another domain or host is BackupBuddy. If you build client sites locally or on a temporary domain, this plugin lets you move entire sites, including themes, plugins, widgets etc. all over to a live client domain.
All you need to do is follow the on-screen prompts and the provided ImportBuddy script will take care of migrating URLs and file paths in posts, settings and configuration files.
This plugin isn’t free. Prices start at $80 for two sites.
QuerySurge is one more highly advanced tool that can help you automate the data testing and give a holistic view of the content’s health. The service can retrieve data from Data Warehouses, Hadoop, NoSQL document stores, databases, files or xml and test it across different platforms.
Wordfence Security is 100% free and open source plugin. Wordfence provides the best protection available for your website. Powered by the constantly updated Threat Defense Feed, our Web Application Firewall stops you from getting hacked. Wordfence Scan leverages the same proprietary feed, alerting you quickly in the event your site is compromised. Our Live Traffic view gives you real-time visibility into traffic and hack attempts on your website. A deep set of additional tools round out the most complete WordPress security solution available.
aisite Universal Migration Plugin
If you have already set up your website protection and your current website content may be moved to WordPress, pay attention to the Universal WordPress Migration Plugin designed by aisite team. Using this plugin you can move website content from Joomla, Drupal, TYPO3, WiX, Blogger, Tumblr or any other existing CMS platform. Note that, the migration is absolutely automated and takes literally a few minutes.
Do you make use of any other plugins to migrate your website? Tell us in the comments below.